Workplace Injury If you are injured at work, before you accept any workers compensation payments, you should first consult with a workplace injury attorney to discuss the rights you may begiving up. Workers compensation was designed to reduce the number of lawsuits that are filed in the court system. As such, by accepting the benefits of workers compensation insurance, you may be prohibited from pursuing additional remedies against your employer for your injury, even if they were negligent. The workplace injury attorneys at Lopez and DeFilippo ensure that the workers compensation payments you receive for your injury are sufficient to cover your medical bills and costs. In cases involving serious injury, we will evaluate your case and assess whether any additional action should be taken to hold the negligent party accountable. Laws Governing Workplace Accidents: The federal government created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance. Compliance with the regulations set forth by OSHA and similar state agencies can be an expensive undertaking for a business, which is why many employers neglect to do so. In some cases, an employer’s failure to abide by these workplace safety mandates can be the cause of, or contribute to, a workplace injury. If your employer has failed to provide you with a safe workplace, as mandated by law, or if you have been injured due to the negligence of your employer, you should contact the workplace injury attorneys at Lopez DeFilippo right away. We have the experience and resources to fight your employer and their insurance company, to secure you the compensation you may be entitled to. Why hire Lopez & DeFilippo? Our workplace injuries attorneys are committed to providing comprehensive personalized representation and we have the resources and skills to aggressively fight to recover the compensation you deserve.