New York Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Adnan Munawar Weighs-in on Federal Workers’ Compensation Penalty

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New York Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Adnan Munawar, of Munawar & Andrews-Santillo, LLP today issued a statement regarding a fine levied by the federal government on a Missouri Glass Manufacturing Plant

The Insurance Journal recently reported that the federal government levied a fine on Piramal Glass USA Inc. for committing 21 health violations (Worker Finger Amputation Leads to $137K in Fines for Missouri Glass Plant, 9/20/2013). The United States Office Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) pursued the fine against the Missouri manufacturing plant after a worker lost a finger while repairing a machine.

The article stated that “Thirteen of the serious violations were safety-related, including a lack of e-stop devices on lathes, grinding, drilling and milling machines; failing to equip a lathe with a foot-operated guarding device; and unguarded floor holes and missing railings.” Other violations included failing to perform audits, exposing workers to illegal volumes of noise without proper ear protection, and not shielding workers from excessive heat.

Adnan Munawar, Partner at Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP, released a statement today condemning the lack of safety precautions by Piramal Glass and lauding the federal government for taking a stand for workers’ health and well being. “When a company not only fails, but repeatedly refuses to protect its workers, it is putting its employees at serious risk and OSHA made it clear today that such violations will not be tolerated. It is a service to employees that a federal agency is monitoring companies’ compliance with safety standards and is penalizing companies who do not fulfill their responsibilities.”

Mr Munawar also explained that while the OSHA penalty was a victory for workers, it would not by itself ensure that the injured worker who lost a finger would receive the compensation to which he would be entitled. “It is important that victims of workplace accidents are informed of their rights under state law and that they seriously consider seeking out legal assistance to file their claims. Pursuing a workers’ compensation claim can be tedious and a lawyer can help you navigate the system and stand up to the insurance companies if they fight against your claim. The lawyers at Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP are experienced in helping victims of workplace accidents and are passionate about achieving the best possible results for their clients.”

Anyone in New York who has suffered a workplace injury should contact a New York Workers’ Compensation lawyer at 212.400.4000 to receive information about the workers’ compensation claim process and to avoid any missteps or delays.

About Munawar & Andrews-Santillo, LLP
Munawar & Andrews-Santillo, LLP ("MLawfirm") is a Personal Injury Law Firm in New York City. Our team of highly qualified and skilled attorneys handles and represents clients in a wide range of legal areas including: Car/Auto Accidents, Bike Accidents, Truck Accidents, Construction Accidents, Workers Compensation, Medical Malpractice and No-Fault Collection/Litigation/Arbitration or Accidents. If you need legal help feel free to contact our attorneys. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to our clients. Because Insurance companies have their attorneys, adjusters and representatives well trained to defend, delay and frustrate your right to recover full and adequate compensation and damages. One of our greatest strengths is that we are Trial Lawyers. That means we prepare client’s case as if it is going to court and we use tireless effort to secure the best possible results for them. At Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP, a preeminent New York law firms, no case is too large or too small. Our attorneys treat all clients with the respect and dignity they deserve. Our law firm and attorneys work hard to deliver the very best results to all of our clients. Do you have a legal issue? Do not hesitate to call for free consultation at (212)-400-4000.

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