On-the-job injuries can derail years of hard work and dedication. In addition to pain, disability, and disfigurement, you may have lost substantial wages during your recovery and may face diminished earning capacity as a result. At Larson Law, we have many years of experience assisting injured workers. We handle workers’ compensation claims against employers or coworkers, and file what are called “third party claims” against other persons or entities who may have contributed to the injuries.
Common workplace accidents in Utah include such things as:
- Building and construction accidents
- Highway construction accidents
- Railway accidents
- Aviation accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Agricultural accidents
- Elevator accidents
- Chemical spills
- Exposure to airborne toxins
- Contact with hazardous substances
The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA) has the job of regulating the safety and health standards of your workplace. OSHA investigates violations of policies designed to protect you and your coworkers from harm. The government agency also examines the circumstances surrounding serious job-related injuries and fatalities. If your employer is guilty of an OSHA violation(s), you may have a claim for any injuries caused by that violation.