What Causes Construction Site Accidents and How to Avoid Them

Primbondh/ September 21, 2021/ attorney at law, legal

Even the most prudent construction firms are susceptible to a catastrophic tragedy. In the construction industry, accidents do not happen by themselves. It is typically the culmination of a series of events that led up to the occurrence.

Consider some of the most prevalent forms of construction accidents and how to avoid them. Also, make sure you always work with construction accident attorneys if injured.

#1 – Falls

Falling is one of the most dangerous risks on construction sites, which is unsurprising. This has historically been the largest cause of mortality among construction workers, with 991 fatalities in 2016.

Proper fall protection is not always in place on building sites. Additionally, inadequate scaffolding safety poses a considerable risk, with scaffolding construction flaws being a key contributor to fall hazards.

Employers are responsible for protecting their employees and contractors on the job. Investing in fall protection equipment (e.g., harnesses), installing toe … Read More

IMPORTANT LEGAL THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT TRUCK ACCIDENTS

Primbondh/ August 13, 2021/ legal

To pursue a personal injury claim as a result of injuries sustained from involvement in a truck accident, there are a few important things to know about truck accidents. They are unlike regular accidents for varying reasons. The vehicles involved are bigger and take up more space than regular vehicles. Trucking accidents are not as common and because of their size and function, there are specific standards and regulations required of them to be considered roadworthy.

According to Munley Law Wilkes-Barre, violation of these regulations often tops the reasons why trucking accidents occur and understanding them before filing a suit will greatly improve the odds of being compensated for sustained injuries or damages.

The Time of The Accident.

Legally truck drivers are only allowed to drive for a maximum of 11 hours within a 14-hour time frame. They must also be off duty for 10 hours of the 24hr … Read More