OSHA is well-known in the US as the government agency that regulates workplace safety. This, of course, sometimes makes it a target of criticism and satire.
Less well-known is OSHA's role in crafting a capable workers' compensation system. While workers' comp in the US is typically handled at the state level, OSHA regulations govern some important details of how your claim will be handled in North Carolina.
Under the law establishing OSHA, employers are obligated to:
- Report any accident or death
- Annually post a record of recent workplace accidents
- Provide employees with a detailed breakdown of chemicals on-site
Another section of the law prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who exercise their rights under the law.
Again, your workers' comp claim will be handled by the state of North Carolina, not the federal government. But OSHA is responsible for regulating your workplace and enforcing relevant laws and regulations that are designed to keep you safe. As such, it's important to know as much as you can about this agency.
The North Carolina workers’ comp attorneys at White & Stradley have a keen understanding of OSHA guidelines along with all regulations regarding your safety, your health, and your rights when injured on the job. We are here to help you navigate this process and to help ensure you are provided the compensation you are entitled to following workplace injury.
If you live in Greenville, Charlotte, or anywhere else in North Carolina and you're looking for an experienced workers' compensation lawyer, please contact White & Stradley, PLLC online or by calling our Raleigh office at 919-863-9397 for a free consultation.