There are certain risks associated with every job in the world. Because of those risks, it is vital that employers make an effort to keep employees safe by establishing proper safety procedures that help to minimize the known dangers. When employers fail to do that or when those safety procedures don’t work, employees can get hurt. An employee at a West Virginia scrap yard has recently filed a lawsuit over a work-related injury he suffered while working with a trailer.
The man says that he was loading scrap into a trailer when the floor beneath the tow motor gave out. He says that the tow motor dropped to the ground with him. That caused him to suffer injuries that have caused pain.
The man’s lawsuit says that the defendants didn’t warn the man of the deteriorated condition of the trailer. It also claims that they didn’t instruct him properly on how to load the trailer. This man is seeking compensatory damages greater than the jurisdictional limits.
No employer ever has a good reason for failing to instruct workers. In some cases, companies might skimp on the training just to get the employee out on the job instead of using allocated time for proper instruction. Regardless of what happened in this case, the man has opted to seek compensation for his injuries.
Anyone who has suffered from injuries related to improper training at work has the right to seek compensation for those injuries. Knowing the law and how to seek compensation might make the process as simple as possible so you can avoid a little stress.
Source: The West Virginia Record, “Scrap worker says he suffered on-the-job injuries”, Matt Russell, July 7, 2014