Lack of Signage
Factories and construction sites are inherently dangerous places, and as such require significant signage to warn employees, visitors, clients, and anyone else who may be on the premises of the myriad dangers and hazards that can be present in a given area. When these signs are not present, easily preventable accidents may occur which result in serious injury.
Most workplace injuries are covered by workers compensation, but preventable accidents such as those due to insufficient or non-existent signage provide a more clear case of liability and can expedite the claim process. With the assistance of a Fayetteville worker’s compensation attorney from Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, you can obtain the benefits you need. Contact us by calling 910-488-1600.
Hazards Requiring Signage
Many of the workplace hazards that are in need of signage are managed by federal regulations and will very rarely be marked improperly, such as combustible materials and high voltage areas. Others are less straightforward and heavily regulated, but still should be provided to ensure the safety of the workplace. A few examples of hazards that may be insufficiently warned of are:
- Loading docks
- Motorized vehicle lanes on factory floors
- Range of motion areas for heavy machinery
- Ledges and precipices
- Toxic chemical storage
An injury sustained as a result of these hazards lacking appropriate warning signs can result in devastating injury that exceeds the scope of basic workers compensation.
If you or a love one has been injured at the workplace as a result of an unmarked hazard or danger, it is advisable to seek the services of a skilled Fayetteville workers’ compensation lawyer who can help you with your filing and with an appeal, should the need arise. Contact Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, at 910-488-1600 today to learn more.