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It’s 5:00 a.m. when your alarm clock goes off.

Your family arises and gets ready to take on the day. Your give your spouse a kiss goodbye as you both head off to work. Shortly after, you receive a call saying there has been a terrible accident—something you never expected to happen. It’s the unthinkable; your loved one has died in a tragic work accident.

This scenario is an all-too-familiar one for many. Work-related Wisconsin wrongful death accidents take their victims by surprise, leaving the behind families in shock, depressed, and angry.

It is a company’s responsibility to provide workers with a safe environment for their labors. An employer should never needlessly expose any worker to an unsafe environment. When hazards exist in a workplace, employers have a duty to point them out to workers and make sure everyone has the proper safety instructions and equipment.

Workplace safety is in everyone’s interest—and it’s every employee’s business. To ensure your workplace remains safe, you can take steps such as these:

  1. Properly train. Be sure that your company properly trains you on all equipment that is used for your job. Also, be sure that others who work near you are properly trained so that they do not cause harm to you or others.
  2. Keep an eye out. When on the job, keep note of equipment or tools that may be damaged, worn, or unsafe. Report these unsafe tools and equipment to your supervisor so they can be repaired or replaced.
  3. Be vocal. Being on the jobsite, you may notice other employees being careless or unsafe. When encountering this, be sure to say something to the other employee. If you are not comfortable discussing the matter with your coworker, than bring the issue to your supervisor’s attention.

If you have lost a loved one due to a wrongful death accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an experienced Milwaukee wrongful death attorney at Hupy and Abraham to discuss your legal options. Call 800-800-5678 today for a free case evaluation.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham
Well, I liked the way you began this article. I can well imagine such a scenario and thank goodness, such a situation can be averted by the simple guidelines offered by you. Training is vital for every worker to ensure workplace safety.
by Alan Murfee April 18, 2013 at 09:20 AM
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