The Veen Firm has partnered with the San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council to provide legal insight to Bay Area workers in the trades. Many complicated legal issues affect the people who work the hardest in our community. The Veen Firm is passionate about providing the education and resources needed to protect Bay Area workers. Real people submit their questions, and the attorneys at The Veen Firm respond directly to the community and the people who help build this beautiful city. This month's expertise is provided by Kevin Lancaster. Click through to read the whole answer.
My employer was cited by OSHA for violating a safety regulation and fined concerning my serious workplace accident. My WCAB lawyer and my civil lawyer don't know anything about what's going on with the OSHA matter. Should they? How does that process work?
Your lawyers should know the status of the OSHA case and should understand how the OSHA process works. Cal/OSHA gets involved following notification by an employer of a "reportable" injury or a citizen's complaint. If the inspection of the workplace discloses a violation, they may cite the employer, demand the safety condition be fixed (abated) and fine (penalty) the employer based on a host of factors. READ MORE>>