Recent Posts in Construction Accidents

  • 28-Nov-2016

    Falls and Workers' Compensation

    Falls are a major hazard in many occupations, especially in the construction industry. A worker can fall while walking, while climbing a ladder to reach merchandise or change a lightbulb, while working on a roof, or while working 10 or even 80 feet ...
  • 22-Jun-2016

    Falls From Heights & Workers' Compensation

    According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), falls are the LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH in the construction industry. In 2013 alone, there were 828 fatalities in construction, 291 of which involved fatal falls, OSHA reports. The ...
  • 11-Sep-2013

    Advocates Promote End of New York Scaffolding Law

    Since 1885, workers have been protected by a New York state law concerning injuries and scaffolding. According to the law, the premises owner or a contractor or supervisor of construction workers can be held responsible if one of the workers is ...
  • 28-Aug-2013

    Demolition Injuries

    Demolition is a dangerous industry that provides plenty of opportunities for serious construction accidents and injuries. In fact, OSHA writes that demolition involves many of the same dangers that are found in construction activities. Demolition ...
  • 17-Jul-2013

    Nail Gun Injuries in Construction

    Nail guns are used every single day all throughout the United States. These guns are very common in residential construction. They boost productivity because they minimize the need for hammers. Yet while these guns can be beneficial, they also cause ...
  • 10-Jun-2013

    Fall Prevention in Construction Accidents

    The construction industry is very dangerous, and those that are often working on rooftops or scaffolding are at an increased risk for a horrible falling accident. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls from roofs ...
  • 22-Apr-2013

    Loss of Hearing in Construction Lawsuits

    If you are a construction worker, chances are that you are constantly working with jackhammers, drills, power saws, and other very loud and dangerous machines. While most people associate these machines with their ability to cut or harm a person by ...
  • 1-Feb-2013

    Worker Killed on Construction Site in Queens

    Construction workers face very serious dangers on a daily basis, and an unexpected accident often leads to catastrophic injuries or death. This was the case on January 29, 2013, when a construction worker fell through the floor and hit his head while ...