Federal and New Jersey occupational safety and health administration (OSHA) laws have been enacted to ensure a safe environment for workers in industrial, construction, retail and office settings. Unfortunately, not every employer follows the law regarding the safety and training provisions of these laws.
You should never take a chance with your safety and that of your co-workers. If you see a dangerous condition in your workplace, you should report it to your employer or a local federal or state OSHA office immediately.
Despite stringent OSHA regulations, many employers fail to provide a safe working environment. If you have suffered an injury while on the job because of an unsafe condition, you have the right to claim compensation for your medical costs and lost income. In some cases, you may be entitled to compensation for your physical pain and emotional losses as well.
Forman & Cardonsky has successfully handled a large number of workplace injury cases, many including cases involving both a workers’ compensation and third-party claim.
We understand how to use the law to obtain compensation for injured workers and will aggressively pursue your case. In representing you, our goal will be to maximize the amount you receive.
You should never be afraid to report safety violations in your workplace. New Jersey whistleblower laws provide protection and a means to obtain compensation if you suffer any adverse employment consequences.
An employer may try to discipline an employee who reports an OHSA or employment law violation. This is a mistake — for the employer. New Jersey law prohibits firing or disciplining an employee for reporting safety violations in the workplace.
Our lawyers use these laws to protect whistleblowers and help them obtain compensation. This can include compensation for lost earnings, emotional suffering, attorneys fees and in some cases, punitive damages.
If you have been fired or disciplined for reporting an OSHA violation, we will stand up for you.