It is not in an employer's best interests to injure or incapacitate its workers, but even still, employers cannot always be expected to look out for every possible source of injury at the workplace, especially when it comes to jobs that are inherently dangerous. This is why OSHA exists. OSHA is a federal administration that protects workers and seeks to ensure that the health and safety of employees is considered at all times.
It is very important for employees to know their rights when it comes to workplace accidents. Workplace injuries can put employees out of work, and leave them unable to support themselves and their families. A scaffolding fall, falling debris, negligent operating of machinery, and employer negligence are all instances that may require representation in the courtroom when you are seeking compensation for your injury.