Hard hats off to our construction workers. They go to work day in and day out performing physically exhausting and dangerous work. Construction workers deal with heavy equipment, cranes, and hazardous chemicals every day, and at any given time, something could go terribly wrong and result in a serious injury or death. According to the […]
What Are My Rights If I’m Injured on the Job in California?
Working in the construction industry is dangerous. On a daily basis, construction workers have to work with power tools, hazardous materials, scaffolding, cranes, and other equipment and machinery that are inherently dangerous. Statistics provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), show that the construction industry, which is one of the largest industries in the […]
The 411 on Construction Injury Claims
Our construction workers are hard-working men and women who have chosen one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. Just imagine how barren and lifeless cities and small towns across the country would be without the skilled hands and creative minds of our construction industry. But our beautiful buildings, stunning bridges, cozy homes, […]
Workplace Accident Stats and the Role of OSHA
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is tasked with enforcing and outlining laws that work to protect you while you’re on the job. If you’re a construction worker, for example, scaffolding can be a dangerous hazard. OSHA has a set of requirements that your employer is forced to follow when erecting scaffolding to prevent […]
Settlement Reached in Fatal Crane Accident
No one knows the danger involved with working at construction site more so than the men and women who work at these jobs every day. Working on scaffolding, operating heavy machinery and using hazardous chemicals to construct our nation’s buildings is very dangerous; construction site accidents claim thousands of lives each year. Crane accidents, specifically, […]
Construction Sites: As Buildings Rise so Does the Level of Danger
Whether you live in a metropolis like New York City, a small city like Columbus, Ohio, or a quaint little suburb like Anytown, USA, buildings are going up, homes are being built, and roadways are being expanded at any given moment. Most of us are hard-pressed to go about a typical day without seeing construction […]
How Machine Operators Become Injured
Construction machines, such as cranes and dozers, allow projects to be completed efficiently and with less manual labor. However, these machines can pose a significant risk of injury to the operators and the workers around them. Over the time that construction vehicles have been used, certain safety features have been incorporated into protect the operator. […]
What Percentage of Personal Injury Lawsuits go to Trial?
Are you planning to file a personal injury lawsuit? Once you’ve filed your suit, you’ll most probably be faced with the decision of whether to settle the claim with the insurance company pre-trial or to go to trial. This decision is vital because once you receive a settlement; you can no longer proceed with the […]
Personal Injury Claims and Workers’ Compensation, What’s the Difference?
Both workers’ compensation and personal injury claims are means of receiving money after an injury to “make one whole again.” Workers’ compensation only occurs for injuries that are suffered while you are working for your employer while personal injury claims can be made for injuries suffered in any number of other situations. Each type of […]