“We give you an insiders view of California Work Injury Law. We don’t sugarcoat it for you. Here, we give it to you straight.” CAL OSHA Lawyer - Bill Turley
The First Step
When handling your work injury case, nothing matters more than the honest truth. Nothing. You must be straightforward and honest about your case. I have seen many instances where a client will sugarcoat their injury and the courts throw out the case. Why? All because they were not honest from the get-go.
The Next Step
If you've been injured on the job, you probably have a ton of questions. I understand. You are concerned about your family and your livelihood. My suggestion is the next step you should take before anything else is to read my book, Win Your Injury Case. I wrote it to help folks like you, good people who got hurt on the job. You can order a free copy and I will cover the shipping too.
This is Part 2 of a 2 Part Article - Click here for Part 1: CAL OSHA
The Bottom Line on CAL OSHA and Your Safety
California OSHA provides workers with the right to work in a safe environment. To help assure a safe and healthful workplace, OSHA also provides you with worker safety rights.
Here are some of the worker safety rights OSHA laws provide you:
Right Not To Work In Hazardous Conditions
You have the right to refuse to perform work that would violate an OSHA standard or order where such violation would create a real and apparent hazard to you or your co-workers.
Ask OSHA to Inspect Your Workplace
If you see or encounter an unsafe condition at work, you can call CAL OSHA and report the danger or hazard. Simply call CAL OSHA and they will come to your workplace. Sometimes in hours. You can even do this anonymously. If you are concerned about confidentiality, you may prefer to file your complaint from your home computer or a computer in your local library. Or you can ask that your name not be revealed to your employer and they won’t reveal your name.
Use Your Rights Under OSHA Laws Without Retaliation and Discrimination
California OSHA laws protects you. If you report an unsafe condition to OSHA or discuss unsafe conditions with OSHA or when the OSHA inspectors come to your workplace - - the law protects you from discrimination or retaliation by your employer.
Receive Information and Training
You are entitled to receive information and training about hazards, methods to prevent harm, and the OSHA standards that apply to their workplace. The training must be in a language you can understand.
Get Test Results
If testing by OSHA is needed in order to determine whether you are being exposed to hazardous chemicals and/or hazardous substances in the workplace, you can get copies of test results done to find hazards in your workplace.
You are entitled to review records of work-related injuries and illnesses in your workplace. You have the right to see and copy your medical records and records of your exposure to potentially toxic materials or harmful physical agents. Your employer must must allow you access to accurate records of your exposures to potentially toxic materials or harmful physical agents, and notify you of any exposures in concentration or levels exceeding the exposure limits allowed by Cal OSHA standards.
Where to Report Workplace Safety Violations in California
There are CAL OSHA regional offices around California - from Redding to San Diego.
The Bottom Line
If you work in a serious or dangerous environment, you owe it to your family to do something about it. I know you can’t just up and walk out of work on a whim. You don’t have to. Make a call to OSHA. Tell them what is going on at your workplace. Pull out your phone and take a photograph to document the condition if needed.
Here is the real deal. We represent seriously injured workers. We have been doing so for years. Do you and your family a huge favor. Don’t needlessly work in a dangerous environment. If you call OSHA first, you may be preventing your own serious injury - or death. Don’t take a chance with your health and safety.
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We Know How to Listen
The people who come to us for help are seriously injured. They never imagined that they could not continue to work. They are worried. They and their families need money for health bills, rent, mortgages, food, school supplies, and all the rest that goes into a satisfying, safe, good life. When you work with us, you’ll understand that we understand. We know the value of your case. We have our own families and concerns and truly understand where you are coming from.
To arrange to talk to our California work injury specialists, call 619-234-2833 or 866-705-4617 Or email us.
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Disclaimer: Please understand these discussions and/or examples are not legal advice. All legal situations are different. This testimonial, endorsement and/or discussion does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter, your particular case/ situation and/or this particular case/ situation. Thanks, Bill Turley