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- 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.
- New Legislation Protecting Pennsylvania Highway Workers
Lawmakers in Pennsylvania are reviewing multiple provisions to discourage speeding in highway work zones.
- Scaffolding Safety Regulations
A worker was recently left hanging from his safety harness, eight stories up on the side of a building in Wilmington, Delaware for 30 nerve wracking minutes.
- Construction Accidents and Supervisor Negligence
Construction site accidents happen for many reasons. Poor equipment, poor safety, and the constantly changing landscape mean those who own and run these sites need to be vigilant. Employers regularly have a site supervisor at the construction work zone to monitor dangerous conditions. Many times, the supervisor can prevent construction accidents but even with the best intentions, construction accidents still happen and often cause serious injury.