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  • Construction Workers and Elevator Accidents

    November 24, 2017

    While on construction sites, workers are particularly at risk of accidents related to the maintenance and repair of elevators. Elevator accidents result in an average of about 30 fatalities and 17,000 injuries each year, with construction workers at an even greater risk due to defective equipment, employer negligence, or unestablished safety guidelines. Falls into an […]

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  • Sleep Deprivation at Work

    October 27, 2017

    When an individual is not fully rested, they cannot perform tasks at an optimal level. This is true of all tasks that require concentration, attention, and motor skills, like driving, studying, and performing one ’s job duties. In fields like construction where workers use heavy machinery, reduced motor skills due to sleep deprivation can cause […]

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  • Construction Fatalities

    September 29, 2017

    Construction sites can be very dangerous places, but most employers try to do as much as they can to prevent injury. They train their employees, supervise them, and provide protective gear. However, construction accidents happen and the Associated General Contractors of America (ACG) have conducted a study on construction site fatalities. Research showed a four […]

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  • Electrocution Injuries

    August 25, 2017

    By law, employers are required to maintain a workplace that is safe and free of recognized hazards. The Department of Labor created the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) in 1970, which established guidelines for workplace conditions. Soon afterwards, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created to monitor workplace conditions, handle complaints, […]

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  • Construction Fatalities

    July 28, 2017

    Construction accidents continue to cause serious injuries due to lack of communication and safety precautions in place. Recently, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) released a 30-page report on fatal work injuries within the construction industry. The report was published to educate industry professionals and encourage them to implement proper safety standards and thus […]

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  • Michael Massey’s Law

    June 30, 2017

    Work injuries can be debilitating and in some cases, may even end in death. Under Workers’ Compensation laws in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, victims of workplace accidents are entitled to benefits regardless of who was at fault. Laws created by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) have been put in place to assure […]

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  • Philadelphia Construction Accident Lawyers: Creating a Culture of Workplace Safety

    June 14, 2017

    Employees in certain industries are more susceptible to injury due to work conditions. For this reason, certain safety precautions must be put in place to protect workers. Construction workers handle heavy machinery and tools that may impact their overall safety. By law, employers must follow safety regulations enacted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration […]

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  • Cherry Hill Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Discuss Rights of Injured Workers

    May 15, 2017

    When an employee suffers an injury at work, he or she has the right to file a Workers’ Compensation claim to receive certain benefits including compensation for their medical bills and a portion of their lost wages. This is one of the advantages of being an employee rather than an independent contractor. Many individuals are […]

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  • Philadelphia Construction Accident Lawyers Discuss Dangers of Crane Accidents

    May 10, 2017

    Construction is dangerous work, with construction accidents accounting for more than 22 percent of work-related deaths per year. This figure is particularly troubling, considering construction workers make up only 8 percent of the U.S. workforce. To add to this, it is 71 percent more likely for construction workers to suffer from nonfatal injuries compared to […]

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  • Philadelphia Construction Accident Lawyers: Construction Injuries and Virtual Reality Training

    April 15, 2017

    Over four million employees, many in construction, are injured in work accidents each year in the United States. Construction workers may soon face a dynamic training program, designed just for them. The University of Exeter is working on virtual reality training technology to reduce construction accidents. Safety training plays a key role in reducing workplace […]

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