The Three Most Common Workplace Injuries According to OSHA

Workplace injuries occur more frequently than you might think. In fact, many thousands of workplace injuries happen each year. While the most workplace injuries occur in construction, these injuries can affect anyone in any industry. Here are the three most common workplace injuries according to the statistics. Slips, Trips, and Falls Slips, trips, and falls account for the majority of workplace injuries. Slips, trips, and falls most often occur due to unsafe work conditions. Wet floors that are not marked properly, objects in walkways, and not using fall protection are the most common reasons for slips, trips, and falls. While…

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Avoiding Heat-Related Illnesses in the Workplace

Thousands of workers suffer from heat-related illnesses during the summer months each year. Outdoor workers have a greater risk of succumbing to a heat-related illness. Statistics published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) show that more than 40 percent of heat-related illnesses occur in the construction industry. Employers with certain health conditions are at greater risk of dying from heat-related illnesses. How Can Employers Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses? There are steps employers and workers can take to reduce the risk of developing heat-related illnesses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that employers should adopt heat safety…

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Can an Injured Employee Receive Benefits in Addition to Workers Comp?

After a construction accident, injured workers may be entitled to a recovery through a workers compensation claim. However, these benefits are limited. In some cases, you may be able to collect benefits in addition to workers comp through a third party claim. In this video, attorney Victor Long explains when you may be able to file a lawsuit against parties other than your employer. Quite often there are other remedies that are available on a construction site. Your average construction site, particularly a major construction site, has many different subcontractors, along with a general contractor. Based on the law in…

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How Can You Prevent Construction Site Accidents?

It is the general contractor’s job to prevent construction site accidents by following all safety rules and regulations on a project. However, when a contractor is pressed for time, corners may be cut and workers can be injured as a result. In this video, attorney Victor Long discusses how his law firm assists injured construction workers when they’ve been hurt on the job. You know, we’re very fortunate that there is OSHA. But still, accidents do happen. The other good thing about OSHA is, sometimes they’ll do inspections or reports. And they can be very useful for us in our…

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