Importance Of Equipment Maintenance In California Workplaces

No one can argue that even if you work with toxic chemicals, blasting equipment, or similar equipment, the possibility of injury may be greater than if you work in a less dangerous environment. The equipment you use to complete your tasks, however, should be safe and in good working order to avoid on-the-job accidents and injuries. As an employee in California, you have a right to be protected against an unsafe equipment injury.

In an effort to prevent injuries which may be caused as a result of improper maintenance of work equipment, failure to properly train workers on the use of work equipment, and disregard to the safety of employees, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined employers across the country hundreds of thousands of dollars. Unfortunately, these fines usually come after someone has been injured. Yet, even if you or a loved one has been injured as a result of unsafe equipment accident, you may not share in those fines. The medical bills, loss of income, and physical and emotional damages may not be fully covered by any insurance you may have. This does not mean, however, that you may not ultimately be entitled to full compensation for those damages and injuries.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of another in maintaining unsafe equipment, recovery may be a telephone call away. Contact the experienced unsafe equipment injury lawyers in Santa Cruz at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP to find out what rights you may have in your situation. For a free consultation, call us at (800) 900-0863.