Workplace Injuries

Coy Clark Dec. 7, 2014

The law requires employers to provide their employees with working conditions that are free of known dangers. This applies to all employers, even the United States Postal Service. Currently, the USPS is facing a lawsuit from a wrongfully terminated employee, with the help of the U.S. Department of Labor.

The employee suing the United States Postal Service was working a conveyor belt when suddenly; a container unexpectedly opened a door and hit the worker’s head. Following the incident, a supervisor transported the employee to the hospital for an evaluation. Five days later, the employee faced termination for allegedly working in an unsafe manner. 

Per the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, workers have a great deal of rights. These rights should be exercised to create safer working environments and protect employees.Workers’ rights under the OSH Act include:

• Ask OSHA to inspect their workplace;• Use their rights under the law without retaliation and discrimination;• Receive information and training about hazards, methods to prevent harm, and the OSHA standards that apply to their workplace. The training must be in a language you can understand;• Get copies of test results done to find hazards in the workplace;• Review records of work-related injuries and illnesses;• Get copies of their medical records;

If you or a loved one have faced a workplace injury, a call to your Dallas personal injury lawyer, Chad West is critical. The law office of Chad West, PLLC, will work with you to help you fully understand your rights. The personal injury lawyers at Chad West, PLLC fight for each and every client, giving them the best results possible to help them get back to their normal lives and receive the compensation they deserve for the pain and suffering.

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