Month: June 2013

Who is Liable for Falls on Stairs?

Posted On June 28, 2013 In General

According to the National Safety Council, people have a 1 in 158 chance of dying from a fall. This is more than chances of death from a firearm assault, riding on a motorcycle or in a car. OSHA has estimated that 36 deaths and 24,882 injuries per year occur due to falls that include those on stairs on construction sites.…

Who is Liable When a Construction Worker Gets Skin Cancer at Work?

Posted On June 22, 2013 In Construction Accidents

A recent study by researchers at the University of Manchester shows that construction workers are nine times more likely to get skin cancer than people working in other fields. Construction workers often find themselves laboring in concrete areas. That concrete reflects harmful rays, giving them a double-dose that increases the employees’ risks of getting cancer.…

Who is Liable for Contact Dermatitis?

Posted On June 7, 2013 In Construction Accidents

Contact dermatitis is an uncomfortable skin condition that leaves exposed body parts inflamed, red, itchy, blistered, hard and cracked. Construction workers commonly acquire this condition after prolonged exposure to an irritating substance. Employers are responsible for protecting their employees from this avoidable situation.…