Employers are obligated to provide a safe workplace for their employees. The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) requires all employers to take considerable steps to avoid workplace injuries. In some work situations, avoiding injuries can be difficult. The Occupational Health and Safety Act states that employers have to follow all safety regulations at the workplace. If employees feel that their employer has not made sufficient efforts in ensuring their safety, they may file a complaint.
If you are an employee, it is important to know whether your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation insurance covers the cost of work-related injuries endured by employees. Only the type of injuries that can be connected to a work condition or requirement come under compensable injuries. For example, if you get hurt while carrying out a task on behalf of your employer or if you develop carpal tunnel syndrome due to spending long periods of time on the keyboard.
Work related injuries are not just confined to the actual workspace. You may be able to receive compensation if you are injured at a work-sponsored event. Additionally, mental injuries, like anxiety and depression, may also be classified as compensable injuries if they are caused because of the job.
If you have suffered a work-related injury due to your working condition, you might be eligible for compensation and medical benefits. To know more about your rights as an employee, you may seek professional advice from an attorney. A skilled attorney would analyze your case and help you get the compensation you deserve.