The connection between employee training and the risk of accidents can never have enough emphasis. Without proper training, employees pose a risk to both themselves and others, creating unsafe working conditions leading to accidents resulting in catastrophic injuries and fatalities. In many cases, many different contractors and subcontractors work on a similar project together at the same time.
If any of these employees of a different company fails to receive proper safety training or fails to have the essential credentials required to perform their job in a safe manner, any worker on the job site can suffer serious injuries in an accident resulting from their lack of proper training. If you suffered injuries due to an injury on the job because of someone’s lack of proper training, visit with our legal team. A Los Angeles lack of proper training lawyer at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 529-9122 can represent you and defend your rights.
Lack of Proper Training Leads to Workplace Accidents
Poorly trained workers are both a danger to themselves and anyone else they work with on a job site. In some cases, these workers are not willfully reckless, negligent, or careless, they simply did not receive the proper training necessary to operate equipment or perform their job in such a way to be both effective and safe.
Proper training always improves a worker’s performance and reduces the risk of injury to themselves and others. The United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires that all workers receive proper safety training in order to decrease the risk to all workers of accidents in the workplace. Some of the ways that a lack of proper training can easily lead to workplace accidents include the following:
Unqualified and Inexperienced Workers
While every worker becomes more efficient, better, and safer at their work with the benefit of experience, no employer should place their workers in positions that they are simply unqualified to perform correctly and safely at their level of experience. In some instances, contractors need to have workers on a job site quickly, and leave these unqualified or inexperienced workers to “learn the ropes” themselves, without proper training, which can lead to workplace accidents.
Providing Safety Procedures
Along with providing proper training and education, an employer should always provide actual safety procedures and protocols to a worker to ensure that they can respond in emergencies correctly. Safety checklists, as well as safety procedures, should occur early and often for workers so that they can not only avoid accidents, but know the proper responses when one occurs in order to mitigate damages or injuries suffered.
Every worker, especially newer workers, should receive careful supervision to ensure that proper training occurs every day and that any risky behaviors are immediately addressed and corrected. Along with proper supervision, it is the requirement that all employers make a valid determination regarding whether a particular employee has the training and resources in order to perform the tasks necessary both efficiently and safely.
One of the most important parts of proper training of workers includes providing detailed and specific information concerning the risks associated with every job site. For example, if one job site is on a roof, prior to the start of the work, every employee should have the knowledge and information related to roofing work. This includes how to prevent falls from scaffolding, how to use lifts, how to avoid electrocution, the personal protective equipment needed, and how to ensure the safety of all others on the project.
Determining Liability Following Accidents Resulting from Lack of Proper Training
While many workers that suffer injuries related to their job believe that their only course of action is to file a workers’ compensation claim, they actually may have additional options available to them in order to receive compensation. Workers can be entitled to substantial medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The following are some parties that may have legal responsibility and liability to compensate a victim for injuries related to the lack of proper training of employees.
Contractors and Subcontractors
Because many different workers from many different companies often work on the same project at a similar time, workers can receive serious injuries as a result of other workers from other companies not receiving proper training. If these other contractors or subcontractors failed to provide proper training to their workers, resulting in an accident that caused you injuries, you may have the legal right to file a personal injury claim. It would be filed directly against those other contractors and subcontractors for their negligence in failing to properly train their employees.
In some cases, workers are actually employees of government agencies or independent contractors hired by government agencies. If one of these persons or entities caused an accident due to lack of training, you may have the legal right to bring a claim against whichever governmental agency hired them. Filing a claim against a government agency is an extremely complicated and challenging legal process. If you believe that your injuries suffered from a lack of proper training were the direct result of a person or entity hired by a government agency, visit with our legal team. A Los Angeles lack of proper training lawyer at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you with your next steps.
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