Slip and fall concerns are a reality in some workplaces, and especially in automotive repair shops where oil, chemicals, and other cleaning agents are frequently used. A recent Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspection found an Arlington Heights Jiffy Lube to be in violation of safety prevention measures. Floors were not adequately kept dry, and this was a repeat violation as OSHA previously had found floors with oil and water accumulated on them.
This Jiffy Lube faces penalties up to $52,700 and is particularly concerning because the owner, Heartland Automotive Services Inc., has more than 400 Jiffy Lube stores across the United States. Unsafe floors and workplaces can create falling hazards and other serious injury concerns for workers and customers. When a worker has an injury that was caused by the unsafe conditions, the employee has the right to get workers’ compensation to recover from his or her injuries. This includes getting compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other related costs. Most employers are required to carry workers’ compensation coverage and comply with OSHA regulations for their industry. When a customer is injured because of water or oil on the floor, they may have a personal injury claim.
A Chicago workers’ compensation attorney or personal injury attorney should be contacted immediately to take legal action if an employer or customer is injured because of unsafe conditions. To learn more, call 877-595-HURT (4878) or visit more of http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com.