When the economy begins to slow down, one may wonder about the security of his or her job. When job security is in question, employers seem to have the upper hand and should workplace injuries occur, the instance for the employer to nullify or downplay the severity of the injury can leave employees with less than the law allows. Maryland employees are guaranteed certain workplace rights should an on-the-job injury occur, and employers must abide by these laws.
Accidents can happen at just about any time while working on the job. Keeping Maryland employees safe while at work is at the top of the list for most employers. The guidelines and policies are set in place to help meet the standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Even with the best placed policies and the highest of standards, workplace injuries still occur in Maryland. Two men in two separate locations were killed within hours of each other earlier last week while working.