Month: August 2013

Who is Liable for Worker Injuries in Work Zones?

Posted On August 31, 2013 In Construction Accidents

When the temperature begins to increase, so do the number of road construction work zones which increase potential accidents. It is good for workers’ paychecks, but not always for their safety. The US DOT reports that over 87,000 crashes occur in work zones annually, which means workers must take extra caution from drivers on the road.…

Who is Liable for Injuries While Working on Elevators?

Posted On August 16, 2013 In General

According to OSHA, the top four causes of construction worker deaths in 2011 were from falls, electrocutions, being struck by an object, and being pinned or caught in between two objects. Elevator repairers and installers are exposed to all of these hazards.…

Who is Liable for Injuries from Being Struck by an Object on a Construction Site?

Posted On August 10, 2013 In Construction Accidents

According to a 2011 report by OSHA, 738 fatalities occurred in the construction industry. Out of these, 73 of them, 10% were due to being struck by a object. It is the responsibility of the construction manager to ensure safe conditions on the job site so that fatalities and injuries do not happen.…

NY Car Accident Attorney: Who is Liable for Drowsy driving Accidents?

Posted On August 2, 2013 In Car Accidents

Drowsy driving is such a serious problem that experts have compared its effects to those of alcohol impaired driving. According to NHTSA, over 100,000 crashes each year are the result of drowsy driving. These accidents cause more than 40,000 injuries and over 1,500 deaths.…