The laws of the state of California regulate and protect the safety of workers in their place of employment in the event that they suffer an accident while performing their work, either due to an error or because of the negligence of their employer by not providing suitable conditions for them to work safely.
Employers are responsible for establishing security measures in their facilities, such as putting up signs and maintaining the facilities and machinery. They must also provide their employees with safety suits, adequate material to carry out their work, masks in case of working with toxic substances, training for the correct handling of machines and tools, and finally, inform them of the safety measures they must follow.
If your employer does not provide measures to work safely, you can sue him by proving that he is acting negligently and putting you and your colleagues in danger. In the same way, you can sue him if he is unwilling to pay you compensation if you have already suffered an injury while working for him.
After your accident, you have 30 days to notify your employer that you will file a claim, and if the employer remains unresponsive, you can continue with your claim.
The employer will be responsible for paying you compensation for expenses such as hospitalization, medical fees, medications, rehabilitation, and the disability caused by your injury. The amount of compensation to which you will be eligible will be determined by law depending on the risks involved in your job. That means they will assess how dangerous the activities you perform are and the type of injury you have suffered, and whether this is a permanent or temporary type of injury.
If you require support because your employer does not want to accept the responsibility of paying your compensation for an accident at work, contact our attorneys. We can help.