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:
All workplaces are subject to safety regulations that are intended to protect workers from preventable harm. Some workplaces, such as construction sites, deal with far more regulations than others, due to the high risk of harm they pose to their workers. Unfortunately, not every employer follows the rules, leading to safety violations that can result in serious harm. But what happens when someone is hurt due to a workplace safety violation, and what should you do about it if it happens to you?
Workers’ compensation insurance, often simply referred to as “workers’ comp,” is mandatory for all employers in New York State. This requirement is meant to ensure every employee can receive compensation for injuries they sustain while working. But can you still sue your employer for an injury you suffer on the job if you are covered by workers’ comp? Continue reading “Does Workers’ Comp Stop You From Suing For an Injury?”
While there are countless reasons that construction accidents happen, one of the more common contributors to accidents is a lack of proper maintenance. Poorly maintained equipment can make accidents of all types more likely, from falls to electrocution to cave-ins. But what does it mean for equipment to be poorly maintained, and how does that lead to construction accidents?
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?
There are a number of jobs that involve working with chemicals that are potentially dangerous to anyone that is accidentally exposed to them. While there are supposed to be safety measures in place that protect against exposure to dangerous chemicals, there are nevertheless thousands of people who are injured and sickened on the job every year by these chemicals. But c Continue reading “Watching Out for Dangerous Chemicals in the Workplace”
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:
When it comes to workplace accidents, no single cause of harm is more common than falling. It is the single most often cited factor in workplace injuries and fatalities, although many of these injuries often occur for foreseeable reasons. However, employers often fail to take appropriate measures to prevent fall injuries, making these accidents more likely to occur. Here are five ways employers make fall injuries more likely:
As more people return to the workplace after the coronavirus pandemic, there is a greater focus on keeping safe in the workplace. Even without COVID-related concerns, though, work environments often pose a high risk of potential injury for employees. Here are five things you should keep in mind when you are looking to keep yourself safe in the post-COVID-19 workplace: Continue reading “Keeping Yourself Safe in the Workplace”
Construction contractors are the companies that are brought in to perform all manner of construction projects, from ground-up construction projects, to renovations, to demolitions. Contractors often employ scores of workers to assist in their construction projects, and they have important responsibilities to ensure conditions on the work site are safe. When they are negligent in those responsibilities, their employees are much more likely to get hurt. Here are five duties construction contractors have on a work site: Continue reading “Five Responsibilities of Construction Contractors”