Proving Negligence After Construction Site Slip-and-Falls

By WRSMH on December 30, 2023

Two construction workers wearing safety vest and hard hats on a construction site. One is on the ground injured and the other is attending to him.

Construction sites are inherently hazardous environments, and slip-and-fall incidents are unfortunately common. These accidents often have profound consequences, including serious injuries, some of which may require surgery and an extensive recovery period. When a slip-and-fall accident occurs, it’s essential to understand the elements of negligence to hold responsible parties accountable and seek compensation for damages.

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Lawsuits Concerning Construction Site Fires and Explosions

By WRSMH on November 15, 2023

A construction worker putting out a fire at a construction site.

Construction site fires and explosions, though less frequent than other accidents, can have devastating consequences. The combination of heavy machinery, electrical systems, and various materials makes these incidents particularly hazardous.

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Construction Site Injuries: The Importance of Documentation

By WRSMH on October 30, 2023

Man wearing a safety vest. He is holding his knee with his hands in pain as he lays on his back. His hard hat is on the floor next to him.

A construction site accident that causes catastrophic injuries can turn your whole life upside down. These accidents may involve falls, chemical exposure, collapsed ceilings, falling objects, lacerations caused by power tools, and other severe injuries.

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Psychological Injuries in Construction Accident Lawsuits

By WRSMH on October 20, 2023

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A construction accident can have a devastating impact on your life. You may be suffering serious injuries that require a long period of recovery, and if you have experienced a catastrophic injury, it might prevent you from ever returning to work. This will put a major strain on your life.

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When Construction Workers Are Tired or Fatigued

By WRSMH on September 20, 2023

A construction worker in a hard hat with his eyes closed and his hands wiping sweat from his head.

Construction work is very demanding. It requires strength, stamina, coordination, and concentration. Construction workers have to be alert at all times to prevent accidents that could harm themselves and others.

When construction workers get fatigued, accidents are more likely to occur. To help ensure a safe workplace for everyone, foremen, managers, contractors, and construction company owners must take active measures to reduce worker fatigue.

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Texas Ending Its Worksite Water Break Rules Was a Bad Idea

By WRSMH on August 20, 2023

Construction worker drinks water from a water bottle.

It gets awfully hot in Texas during the summertime, so you would probably assume that people living in such a harsh climate would be particularly sensitive to the needs of those working in the hot sun. But that’s not the way things work in Texas.

Recently, Governor Greg Abbott signed legislation that overturns local laws providing mandatory water breaks for workers in Texas. This is a harsh and mean-spirited law that threatens the health and safety of construction workers.

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Causes and Prevention for Construction Site Crane Accidents

By WRSMH on August 10, 2023

Cranes working on a new construction site.

Life in New York would be impossible without construction workers. The men and women employed in the construction trades built this city, and they are constantly working to keep everything up and running.

Cranes are an essential piece of machinery that can be found on construction sites. They are used for lifting and moving heavy or bulk construction materials. Several types of accidents occur on construction sites when cranes are defective, poorly maintained, or improperly used. That’s why construction companies must provide crane operators and other employees with essential safety training and create additional safeguards to prevent crane accidents.

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Injuries from Wheelbarrows and Other Hand-Propelled Vehicles

By WRSMH on July 10, 2023

Home repair. Removal of debris, concrete blocks and bricks from the bottom of a roof - terrace. Worker with orange reflective jacket and shovel in his hand

Wheelbarrows and hand-propelled vehicles have been identified as leading causes of construction site injuries. Overexertion, a common occurrence when handling these vehicles, was reported to affect 48.3 per 10,000 full-time construction laborers in 2020. These injuries can significantly impact workers’ lives and livelihoods, causing physical harm and potential loss of income.

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Main Causes of Construction Site Wall Collapse Injuries

By WRSMH on May 30, 2023

Pile of concrete in front of partially demolished house. Focus on foreground.

Walls are a key component of any structure. They create barriers and form partitions between rooms. And sturdy walls provide structural integrity for all types of buildings.

When a wall collapses, it can cause serious injuries. In order to prevent catastrophic accidents, walls must be well-designed and built according to code using high-grade materials.

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How Landscape Architects Contribute to Construction Injuries: Understanding the Risks

By WRSMH on April 10, 2023

A walkway with a fence in a new york park

Landscape architects are responsible for designing outdoor spaces, such as parks, gardens, and other public and private areas. While their work often results in beautiful and functional landscapes, faulty designs can lead to serious or fatal construction injuries.

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