Three Reasons Construction Workers Get Hurt

Thanks to the labor movement and Occupational Health Safety Administration (OSHA), on-the-job deaths in the U.S. are down 67 percent since 1970. However, there are still dangers, specifically in certain industries. One in five worker deaths in 2013 occurred in the construction industry. What makes the construction industry so risky for workers? 1. Heights 796… Learn More »

Construction Sites Commonplace for Injuries

Almost 6.5 million people work at over 250,000 construction sites in the U.S. on any given day, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Because of the heavy equipment and hazardous conditions often present at construction sites, the fatal injury rate for the construction industry is well higher than the national average for… Learn More »

Rise in Construction Injuries

Construction work is known for being dangerous. With the seventh-highest rate of non-fatal injury among all occupations in 2009 alone, construction workers died on the job almost three times the rate that all other workers in the US did. Additionally, while overall workplace fatalities decreased by over 6% in 2012, construction site fatalities actually increased by… Learn More »

Frivolous Lawsuits in the News

A few months ago I blogged about the famous McDonald’s coffee case, one of the most recognized personal injury lawsuits in America. This story has been back in the news lately because HBO is airing a documentary called Hot Coffee. It was this case that led to the formation of a collective belief based on… Learn More »