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- Texas Wrongful Death Lawsuits Decoded
If one of your family members has died in an accident, you may be able to recover damages on a wrongful death claim. However, there are specific elements that must be proven in order to prevail on a wrongful death claim, and deadlines that must be met. Additionally, only certain "loved ones" will legally qualify as a proper plaintiff in a wrongful death matter.
- Third Parties and Construction Accidents
Accidents often occur in construction sites to workers and managers dealing with material. For the companies that purchase a workers’ compensation package, these individuals usually obtain benefits from these programs to compensate for lack of work, loss of limb, lost income and other related issues. These benefits are normally available no matter who is at fault for the accident.
- Construction Zone Auto Accidents
Highways, expressways and major traffic areas are often undergoing construction. Some states have roads constantly being repaired while other states have reparations only occasionally. Due to erections in the road, truck traffic, construction cones and other machinery or decaying ground, the roadways are much more dangerous than other areas. This causes construction zones to be associated with a higher number of accidents.
- Workplace Risks in the Construction Industry
While every workplace poses a certain degree of risk, some industries are more inherently dangerous than others. Such is the case with the construction industry.
- Should Hoffman v. NLRB Affect Whether an Undocumented Immigrant Is Entitled to Future Lost Wages?
Many insurance companies are trying to apply the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Hoffman v. NLRB to say that undocumented immigrants should be unable to collect future lost wages in personal injury cases. This line of thinking is flawed however. Hoffman was a case dealing with a labor dispute regulated by statute, specifically the NLRA. The same standards should not be applied to a case based on tort law, which has an entirely different goal and purpose.
- Legal Responsibility for Defects in Construction
People around the world enter and inhabit residential and commercial buildings every day.
- Structural Collapse Accidents
In the city of Philadelphia, the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) regulates construction and demolition projects to maintain the safety of workers and the public.
- U.S. Workers' Compensation Laws - Do They Really Protect Workers from Serious Work Accidents?
Each year, over 4,500 workers are killed in this country. While the number has decreased since the 1970s, the annual number has remained steady for the last decade. Workers' compensation laws often fail to protect workers from serious work hazards. The exclusivity provision of workers' compensation laws in most states prevents injured workers from bringing lawsuits against their employers. This tends to create a situation in which employers often ignore critical safety regulations.
- OSHA's New Confined Space Mandates
Working in the construction industry is one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. Workers deal with a variety of hazards on a daily basis, including falls from elevated surfaces, getting hit with heavy equipment, motor vehicle collisions and electrical hazards.
- Construction Manager Manslaughter Charges
Construction-related deaths often result in civil wrongful death lawsuits.