When someone is injured at work, it is common for the Occupation Safety and Health Administration or “OSHA” to conduct an investigation into what happened.
Typically, OSHA will be notified of an accident and send an investigator to the work site to determine what happened. Many times, victims are led to believe the accident was their fault or their employer’s fault. Sometimes, people think that, because of OSHA’s findings, their right to recovery against other parties is limited or completely barred.
It is important to understand that OSHA is only allowed to determine if employers are at fault. OSHA will never look at or consider whether third parties are responsible for your accident because that is not their focus. Do not let an OSHA report convince you that you do not have a claim. If you or a family member has been injured or killed at work, contact Saltz, Mongeluzzi & Bendesky, P.C. Their team of attorneys can help determine if you have a claim.