When the conditions at any Kansas work place are unsafe, it’s natural for workers to report it. Employers are typically grateful to the employee for doing so, but one employee ended up getting fired for blowing the whistle on unsafe work conditions.
An engineer for a Kansas contractor was working at a Kansas nuclear power plant when he was fired for reporting that a trench dug over piping to circulate water to cool the plant was too close. This would have made the pipes at risk of cracking or corrosion. The man refused to sign off on the plan and was terminated as a result.
After hiring an attorney, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ordered the company to pay $50,650 in damages plus attorneys’ fees and costs.
If you’ve been fired for questionable reasons, it would be wise to seek legal counsel. For more information on what your boss cannot do, click here.
If you’ve been injured due to unsafe work conditions, remember that you are entitled to workers compensation. This covers medical bills, lost wages and other damages. If you are injured, you should report the injury immediately to your employer. If you cannot reach an agreement with your employer or their insurance carrier, as to what benefits or medical expense payments you are entitled to, you can file your claim with the Industrial Commission.
Your boss may tell you that your injury isn’t covered by workers comp, but always check with a lawyer!
At Ray Hodge & Associates, we believe in personal injury handled personally. At our office you see a lawyer from the very first meeting because we believe your case deserves an experienced personal injury attorney right from the start.
If you have had a Kansas car wreck injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.
If you have questions on what you should be looking for when you are making a decision to hire a Kansas personal injury lawyer, read our article located here.
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