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.
What Your OSHA Attorney Can Do
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.