The professional legal team of the Brad Pistotnik Law Firm believes the key method of improving compliance with safety laws in the Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Missouri and all other states involving with the construction industry is to solidly represent victims of construction accidents and their surviving relatives.
Holding construction business owners accountable to OSHA's safety standards is effectively reducing the number of fatalities and serious injuries at construction sites.
Accountability is the Key
The United States Department of Labor oversees safety improvements, accidental deaths, and inspection reports documented by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, commonly known as OSHA. Each year data and statistics are recorded to track safety measures and compliance ratings in Wichita, Kansas, and other local cities.
Before the creation of OSHA, about 14,000 workers were killed in the US each year. Recent data illustrates clearly that compliance efforts have successfully reduced construction site fatalities from 38 serious injuries daily resulting in death, down to 12 construction related deaths per day.
Our Assistant Secretary of Labor, David Michaels, PHD, MPH, was recently quoted, "Making a living shouldn't have to cost you your life. Workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses are preventable."
Local Fatalities, Serious Illness, and Injuries Stimulate Change
On November 10, 2016, a 47-year old roofer died from heat stroke on his third day on the job in Kansas. From October 12-27, 2016, OSHA addressed electric hazards that caused a series of tragedies at facilities in Nebraska and Iowa. There are more OSHA reports of wrongful deaths in the construction industry that could have been prevented.
The leading cause of deaths and serious injury on local Kansas construction industry sites is preventable falls. In fact, nearly 40 percent of construction-related deaths were due to falls where the OSHA required fall prevention regulations were ignored.
Legal requirements determine construction accidents are to be reported within eight days of an occurrence. Many construction site owners are charged hefty penalties for non-compliance in Illinois, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Kansas.
Increasing Compliance with Critical OSHA Safety Laws in Your Area
The Offices of Brad Pistotnik Law encourages construction accident victims and their families to call the law office immediately when an accident happens. Establishing a legal support system during this difficult time will help you to get the financial and legal resources you and your family require.
If this is an OSHA violation issue, employees and their families may be awarded financial assistance for medical bills, loss of pay, and support for the surviving spouse and children. Holding negligent companies accountable through the legal system brings awareness to the community and effectively changes the offending company's point-of-view on safety.
The Department of Justice and OSHA are working together to bring repeat offenders who ignore safety violation determinations to justice. Some construction company owners have accrued up to $250,000.00 in penalties.
How Can We Help You?
Brad Pistotnik Law attorneys are licensed to represent clients in Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri and Illinois. We are ready to assist you with your wrongful death, injury, or illness cases related to construction accidents or any work-related injuries.
We feel responsible to strategically help our community develop an awareness of ways to hold all local industries accountable to OSHA safety laws and use preventative measures to keep workers healthy and safe on the job.
Our professional legal service teams are always available in Wichita, Dodge City, Liberal, Garden City, and surrounding areas. Call Brad Pistotnik Law anytime 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, at 1-800-241-BRAD or at 316-684-4400, or you can call Brad on his cell at 316-706-5020. You can call Tony Atterbury on his cell at 316-617-9237.