Falling accidents are the single most common source of injuries in workplaces across the United States, and no profession is worse for these sorts of accidents than construction. This is due, in no small part, to the negligence that many construction contractors show towards safety issues that threaten their workers’ health and well-being. Here are five ways that negligent contractors can cause falling injuries on construction sites:
When you get into a motor vehicle accident, you are supposed to submit a claim to your insurer as soon as possible. This helps you begin the legal process that will potentially lead to you getting compensation for any harm you have incurred, including damage to your vehicle and any injuries you may have suffered due to the accident. But what should you do if your car insurance claim is denied after an accident?
Every property owner has a responsibility to ensure the premises of their buildings are safe for anyone who enters them for a lawful purpose. While this includes obvious duties like cleaning up spills to prevent falls, an often overlooked responsibility is to ensure the premises have proper lighting. Because when a building has poor lighting, it can make things more dangerous for everyone.
Motor vehicle accidents are a constant source of potential harm, with tens of thousands of people injured across New York State every year due to auto accidents. While the vast majority of these happen on open roads or highways, a surprising number occur in workplaces, particularly on construction sites. But what is it about construction sites that leads to so many vehicular accidents?
If you are a property owner, either because you own a business or because you are a homeowner, you may be concerned about what happens if someone slips and falls on your property. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to minimize the risk of accidents and protect yourself from potential legal liability. Here are seven ways to protect yourself against the risk of slip and fall accidents on your property:
One of the most basic tenets of personal injury law is that people are responsible for injuries that happen on their property, if those injuries are the result of their negligence. While this may seem simple in theory, in practice it can be difficult to determine who is at fault in certain accidents, such as when people fall from a ladder. But how do you determine if you are legally liable from someone falling from a ladder on your property?
Workplace injuries are a constant threat to people’s health and safety, with more than 2.8 million workplace injuries reported every year across the United States, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). While most do not result in serious injuries, more than 5,000 such injuries resulted in death in 2019, the year with the most recent data available. But how do you know if your workplace is potentially unsafe? If you see these warning signs, you may be working in an unsafe workplace: