Federal law holds employers responsible for keeping their employees free from injury. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal agency that enforces workplace safety regulations. Congress empowered OSHA to set and enforce rules and regulations that ensure unsafe work conditions are identified and corrected. This includes machinery and equipment.
If your company deals with machinery or equipment you could potentially receive a site inspection by an OSHA investigator who will inspect the premises, the machinery and equipment, possible speak with employees, and discuss safety concerns. Our attorneys can help respond to these investigation and ensure your rights and interests are protected in the administrative process.
In the event an accident occurs, it is important to have an attorney that can provide a vigorous defense and determine who is actually liable for the accident. Often, the liability must be properly divided between the operator, the equipment manufacturer, the business that operates/maintains the equipment, and possibly others. Since these accidents typically occur in just a fraction of a second, it is often difficult to tell exactly what happened.
Abbey, Adams, Byelick & Mueller, LLP understands the complexity of these cases and can provide an appropriate defense that seeks to determine the individual or company actually responsible for the incident and can defend an employer or business owner’s interests throughout the entire litigation process.
For more information, please contact us at (727) 821-2080.