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OSHA Violations

The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) assures safe working conditions for employees by setting and enforcing standards in American workplaces. OSHA frequently investigates when there are safety complaints or any employee has been injured on the job, and the agency may issue one of the following violations:

  • Willful — The most serious violations for situations that show disregard for employee health and safety
  • Serious — Situations with definite chances of causing serious injuries or death that employer knows of or should know of but did not remedy
  • Repeated — Identical or very similar violations to violations that employers were previously cited for
  • Other-Than-Serious — Violations related to employee safety or health but not likely to cause death or serious injury
  • De Minimis — Technical violations with no direct impact on health or safety

An employee can sustain extremely serious injuries in certain workplaces. Victims may be out of work for several months—and may be unable to ever work again. In some cases, employees can die.

An employer has an obligation to provide the safest possible workplace, and they are expected to comply with all OSHA standards. An injured worker could have a much stronger negligence claim if OSHA has issued a violation against his or her employer.

Even in cases in which employers have received OSHA violations, these parties frequently have insurance companies protecting them from liability claims. If the negligence of third parties contributed to a victim’s injuries, they will also have insurance companies. In most cases, insurance companies will aggressively argue that an injured worker’s own negligence caused his or her injuries. They will go to great lengths to limit any financial recovery—or avoid paying anything at all.

The Chester County workplace injury lawyers at Ciccarelli Law Offices can hold all negligent parties accountable if you suffered catastrophic injuries or your loved one was killed in a workplace that violated OSHA standards. We represent clients on a contingency fee basis so the people we serve do not have to worry about paying us anything unless we get them financial damages.

Our workplace injury attorneys work as a team to fully investigate these incidents, and we can review your case during a free consultation as soon as you call (610) 719-3190. Our firm has office locations in West Chester, Kennett Square, Malvern, Plymouth Square, Philadelphia, Radnor King of Prussia, and Lancaster.