While some of us work in offices where we are required to sit at a desk and do what we’re supposed to be ding, some workplaces actually put you out there to do things that can be really dangerous for you. The reason why workplaces like construction sites, factories and oil rigs pay their employees so much is because of hoe physically demanding and dangerous the work is but in no way, shape or form does an employer actually want their employees to get hurt but it can still happen because of the nature of the job.
Such dangerous workplaces have many rules and regulations in place that they’re legally allowed to follow so that their employees don’t get injured at work but in a certain employer isn’t following these health and safety guidelines, then their workers can be in real danger. Anything that happens to a worker because of the job is all on the employer. Naturally, if a person is injured at work because of the relaxed adherence of the employer to health and safety guidelines, they’ll want to sue their employer right up.
These cases where an employee sues his or her employer over an injury can really quickly get out of hand and can be very damaging to the company’s reputation, which is why there are worker compensation systems in place that make sure that an injured worker receives the compensation they deserve while the employer has a chance to learn from the accident to make sure that no one gets hurt in the same way again. This way, worker health and safety issues are being taken more seriously and at the same time the employer can save their company’s reputation from bad press.