According to the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, the state of Virginia has a lower rate of workplace injuries and fatalities than other states. However, accidents and workplace hazard injuries still occur. In 2016, there were 42 fatal workplace injuries in the state, which represented a 35 percent increase from 2015.
When you work in Virginia, it is important to know that your employer has a duty to prevent accidents and injuries due to workplace hazards. To prevent workplace hazard injuries, an employer must understand safety risks and other hazards that might exist at the workplace, and then the employer must ensure that her place of employment is reasonably safe for employees. If you were injured in an on-the-job accident caused by a workplace hazard, you should learn more about your options for obtaining compensation. You may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, and a Virginia workplace hazard injury lawyer can speak with you today about your situation.
What kinds of workplace hazards typically result in serious accidents and injuries on the job? According to a fact sheet from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are generally six categories of workplace hazards that exist and can result in serious injury or illness to employees:
Workers in Virginia should not have to worry about being exposed to unreasonable workplace hazards at their places of employment. However, when workplace hazards do lead to injuries, it is important to speak with a Virginia workplace hazard injury attorney who can tell you more about workers’ compensation benefits and other possible options for compensation. Contact Hampton Injury Law PLC for more information about the services the office provides to employees throughout the Hampton, Virginia area.
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