As in other states, employers in Nebraska must comply with the strict safety regulations that are prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Unfortunately, some company owners disregard worker safety, and this often results in an on-the-job injury or accident that can even be fatal. Operators of heavy equipment, such as cranes, must receive adequate training to ensure the safe operation of these dangerous machines.
Regardless of who is at fault, Nebraska workers who have suffered injuries while they were on duty are entitled to pursue compensation for medical and other expenses related to workplace accidents. While some employers or insurers pay valid benefit claims without hesitation, many workers face denied benefits and have to fight for fair compensation. The best way to pursue compensation may be to utilize the services of a professional who has a thorough understanding of the applicable laws and can apply the knowledge to benefit the injured worker.