Houston OSHA Defense Attorneys
Protecting Business Interests for Over 30 Years
Hendershot Cowart, P.C. is one of Texas' leading authorities on OSHA defense law. We have protected countless businesses from the severe fines and penalties that often follow a work accident and OSHA inspection. Our understanding of their legal weaponry equips us to mount an effective defense on your behalf.
If your employee has been injured in an accident on your premises, do not wait—call Hendershot Cowart, P.C. as soon as possible. Our Houston OSHA law attorneys will arrive at your work site as soon as possible to prepare you for your inspection. With OSHA, it always pays to act as quickly as possible.
Call (713) 909-7323 today or fill out our simple online form to speak with our firm.
What Your OSHA Attorney Can Do
Your primary concern is reporting the accident promptly, as reporting to OSHA is required by law. Perfect compliance in how you report the incident, as well as how quickly, will help protect your interests while obeying strict regulations. Our team can help you report the accident truthfully without endangering your interests.
In addition, our team can begin building your defense before OSHA arrives. We can conduct interviews of your employees and managers, doing everything we can within the law to protect your business. Our proactive investigation will make defending against potential citations far more likely to succeed.
Possible defenses in your case include:
- If the accident was a result of employee misconduct
- If the accident was not in the scope of employment
- If the wrong employer was cited due to confusion based on the contractors at a job site
- If compliance with the safety standard would expose employees to a greater risk
You have the right to contest your citation before an administrative judge, which could remove it from your record or lower the level of its classification. Without either possibility, your business stands to lose more than money.
The Increased Stakes of the Severe Violator Enforcement Program
Serious OSHA violations subject businesses to enhanced penalties, including larger fines, more frequent inspections, and severe damage to a business’ reputation. This is all a result of the Severe Violator Enforcement Program, an initiative that enrolls violators into a list of businesses with certain citations on their record.
Of over 400 employers on the SVEP list, 49 closed their worksites, 23 dissolved entirely, and 46 discontinued the process that was cited. What makes these citations truly damaging is that once a citation puts you on the SVEP list, you’re far more vulnerable to future citations—each of which will demand larger fines.
Don’t let OSHA threaten the life of your business—not when our seasoned attorneys can utilize 100 years of combined experience to help you. Call (713) 909-7323 or contact us online today.