Certain work environments may be more conducive to injury than others. No matter what environment a person works in though, his or her employer is charged with providing the proper means of safety for that given occupation.
Sadly, some employers fail in this duty, causing their employees to suffer harm at the workplace. If you or someone you love suffered an injury at work, contact the Fayetteville workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, today at 910-488-1600 to learn more about your legal rights and options.
Understanding Employer Negligence
Employers have a duty to their employees, which is to provide a reasonably safe workplace. Providing a reasonably safe workplace may vary by the specific line of work an employer provides, but basic safety measures that apply in most workplaces are:
- Access to safety equipment
- Providing the proper tools for a job
- Adequately training employees
An employer that fails in one or more of these duties may be putting his or her employees at risk for suffering serious harm. Depending on the severity of the injury suffered, employees may require weeks or months of medical treatment and time off of work to heal. Workers who suffer injuries at work may be entitled to North Carolina workers’ compensation benefits.
The Fayetteville workers’ compensation attorneys of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, are committed to helping you fight for your workers’ compensation rights when you suffer an on-the-job injury. Contact us today at 910-488-1600 for more information.