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I think I hurt my knee because of a osha violation not sure what can I do

1 Answers. Asked on Feb 20th, 2017 on Labor and Employment - Pennsylvania
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Coming down off a machine some have 2steps some have 1 they both should have 2. Came down off machine thinking there was a second step. The steps are not code
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Answered on Feb 20th, 2017 at 11:43 AM

I would think the OSHA violation is a secondary matter.  The most pressing concern would be for you to report the injury to your employer and seek medical attention.  You are required under the Workers Comp Act to report injuries within 120 days.  Your employer and its insurance carrier are required to investigate the claim and send you a response on what benefits you can receive as a result.  If it is a compensable claim, that'll likely give you the economic losses you need.  Reporting to OSHA won't get you much.  Better to ask your employer to address the safety concern.

I recommend that you seek out a local attorney for a more in depth discussion of the matter. I do not recommend that you take any action steps without such a consult. Act quickly because by waiting, you may lose certain rights and remedies available to you.

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