Workers are at risk of on-the-job injury in all different types of work environments, but especially when they are working in confined spaces. Employers and employees need to understand the proper safety protocols for work in a confined space, and Safety BLR recently published some tips for helping companies to develop confined space policies that could save worker lives or prevent serious injuries from occurring.
If you are an employee who gets hurt while working in a confined space, or if you are otherwise injured on-the-job, you should also make certain you know your legal rights. An Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer can provide you with representation as you pursue a claim for benefits after a work injury.
You should be entitled to benefits, including payment of medical bills, regardless of whether your employer is negligent or not, so be sure to contact an attorney for help after you are hurt.