You’ve polished your resume, interviewed with your prospective boss, and proven you’re the best candidate for the job. It's an exciting day when you get a new job offer. You're working hard on your first day on the job and suddenly, Ouch! You’re suffering from an on-the-job injury that could jeopardize your career.
When you were scouting for a job did you research your new employer? Did you think to review your employer's annual reports or check on the record of injuries and illnesses at your new company?
Most employees don’t check their employers’ workplace safety report, because they don’t expect to get injured. However, it’s important information to have.
If you need to file a Maryland workers’ compensation claim, the data from this report could support your claim. The Baltimore personal injury attorneys at Bob Katz Personal Injury Group can use reports such as Form 300 to show a history of injuries similar to your own. It’s just one of the numerous types of evidence that Bob Katz attorneys can use to get the results you want.
The Basic Requirements
Most employers with 11 or more employees are required to maintain a record of work-related injuries on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Form 300. This completed form must be posted in the workplace beginning on February 1 until April 30 each year. Many people might not even notice this posted report; often, management quietly posts the information but does not call attention to the statistics. However, because Form 300 must be maintained throughout the year, it can be updated upon request.
Government Form 300 -- Important Information
Government forms don’t usually rank high on anyone’s list of favorite reading, so let’s summarize the information you will find on Form 300. It will report the employer’s job-related:
- Number of deaths
- Missed workdays
- Transfers or restrictions
Forms reporting statistical data are typically boring and may be difficult to understand, but this data can be a matter of life and death! Wouldn’t you think twice about taking a job if there have been a high number of work-related deaths, injuries, and illnesses each year?
Bob Katz and his team of Maryland personal injury lawyers can help you understand on-the-job risks at your worksite. They will fight for the compensation you rightfully deserve after a job-related injury.
Get the help you need today. Call Bob Katz for a free, confidential consultation. Phone lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to serve you. We serve accident victims of all ages, occupations, and ethnicities. We practice in and accept clients from Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia. No legal fees are assessed unless compensation is recovered. Call Bob Katz today at 1-888-540-2599.