Dugan & Associates, P.C.
No Recovery - No FeeFree Consultation
Serving all of Western Pennsylvania
Local: 412-353-3572 Toll Free: 888-99-D-U-G-A-N Toll Free: 888-99-D-U-G-A-N

You have options if you see a work hazard

There is no good reason for an employee to be put in danger in their place of work. That is not to say that there are no jobs that are hazardous by nature. However, even if you know your position comes with a risk of injury, you should have received adequate training to protect yourself and safety equipment to prevent harm to the greatest extent possible. Sadly, workers throughout Pennsylvania suffer dangerous working conditions every day. 

This inadequate provision of protection is something all too many employers attempt to get away with, and it should not be tolerated. If you feel that your workplace is unsafe, you are within your rights to report the issue. If nothing is done, do not despair, as you can take the matter to the next level. If you report your concerns to OSHA, they may even be able to send out an inspector to determine the problem.

As this article on employee rights explains, in most states it is compulsory for businesses to have at least some form of insurance to cover workers' compensation. What this means is that if you are injured at work, you should be able to make a claim for remuneration, the precise amount depending on the financial impact of your injuries. This may take into account lost wages, medical bills and any long-term harm.

It can feel intimidating reporting a fault to your employer, but your safety is important, as is that of your colleagues. Your report could save a life. Furthermore, while you may worry about the safety of your job, it would be likely to count as retaliatory discharge if your employer attempted to fire you for raising your concerns. Even so, it can be a daunting task, but fortunately you are not alone. An attorney can suggest steps you can take to build your case and may be able to assist you with your claim.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Pittsburgh Office
4 West Manilla Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 412-922-0800
Pittsburgh Law Office Map

Beaver County Office
2002 McMinn St.
Aliquippa, PA 15001

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-775-7372
Aliquippa Law Office Map

North Hills
6400 Brooktree Ct.
Wexford, PA 15090

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-933-0133
Wexford Law Office Map

Butler County
2009 Mackenzie Way
Suite 100
Cranberry Twp, PA 16066

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-283-7063
Cranberry Twp Law Office Map

400 Penn Center Blvd.
Suite 101
Monroeville, PA 15232

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 412-261-1129

Westmoreland County
101 N. Main St.
Suite 104 - A
Greensburg, PA 15601

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-836-7454

Washington County
2400 Ansys Dr.
Suite 102
Canonsburg, PA 15317

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-743-0463
Canonsburg Law Office Map

Serving all of Western Pennsylvania Free Consultation