A lot of people can end up jobless and unable to sustain their family needs after having been seriously injured. When asked about how they were injured, many of them would say that it was because of their work. If knowledgeable people would hear about it, instead of understanding why they ended up miserable, they would ask why they were fired for an incident out of their control. It is because even if a person has been badly injured from work, it should not cause him financial misery. The existence of the Occupational Safety and Health Act means employers are required to provide their employees with a safe environment and avoid workplace negligence or hazards.
Every employee in a workplace is protected by workplace injury law. They know that a person who has been injured at work because of the employer’s negligence of their responsibilities may entitle the victim to a considerable amount of compensation. If they are still able to go to work after some time, they ought to be compensated until the time they are able to return to work. If they are no longer able to work because they have been permanently disabled, they should be provided with enough compensation to sustain them in their daily lifestyle. They actually do not have limitations when it comes to their demand of damages compensation.
Under workplace injury law, abusive employers who always demand for excessive efforts from their employees can be reminded by their employees about their responsibilities. Employees may even decide not to go to work and still not worry about getting fired especially if they would be able to prove that they have inconvenient treatment within the workplace.
Any work related violence resulting in injuries is also covered under workplace injury law. So no matter how angry an employer maybe about their employee’s performance, they still would have no right to lay their hands on their employee. Otherwise, the boss would be made liable for any consequences that may arise. In the same way, an employee has no right to injure their employer.
All in all, workplace injury law protects every employee from any professional mishaps that maybe caused by a work related injury. It can also help protect and maintain a stable working relationship between the employees and the management which in the end is a key component to making sure that a company and business run smoothly and efficiently.