The four areas in which construction injuries are most common are falls, “struck-by” accidents, electrocutions and accidents in which workers are caught between or in machinery. These are often referred to as the Fatal Four. They take many lives every year, and they...
What is the most dangerous job when working in construction?
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Apr 6, 2021 | Workplace Accidents
If you had to guess the most dangerous job in construction, you might imagine it involves working at extreme elevations, possibly welding the support beams for tall buildings before the structure really takes shape. Maybe you might think of the dangers involved in...
The do’s don’ts of ladder safety on the job
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | May 4, 2017 | Workplace Accidents
Do you work in an industry in which you use a ladder on a regular basis? For example, if you're a construction worker, it may be common for you to use a ladder to reach the top of a house or commercial building.There is no denying the fact that using a ladder can make...
4 common types of construction injuries
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Mar 16, 2017 | Workplace Accidents
Everyone's job is different, so some people face hazards that others never see. Working in construction, you're exposed to many hazards ranging from electrical perils to dangers from large equipment. Knowing these hazards and the threat they pose helps you stay safe....
Recognizing repetitive stress injuries
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Dec 12, 2016 | Workplace Accidents
The most common injuries in the United States are those caused by repetitive motion. If you are constantly performing the same physical actions over and over again while on the job, you could be at risk of suffering a repetitive motion injury. As a construction...
Holidays present special safety risks in workplaces, stores
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Dec 23, 2015 | Workplace Accidents
If you are fortunate, maybe you have some extra time off during this holiday season. Even if you are at work, however, you probably are aware of the season, likely due to the holiday decorations that adorn your workplace. Or, maybe you work in sales and there is an...
How head trauma can affect a personal injury claim
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Dec 21, 2015 | Workplace Accidents
Head trauma resulting from a workplace accident or motor vehicle crash can raise a lot of questions. True, degenerative brain disease is unlikely to result from a single concussion. Yet even if head trauma is not repeated, it may still be difficult to diagnose and...
Are construction site injuries preventable?
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Nov 14, 2015 | Workplace Accidents
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched a safety campaign this past spring, called the National Safety Stand-Down. Designed to prevents falls in construction, the initiative emphasized the importance of equipment inspections, having rescue...
Does workers’ compensation ever intersect with disability law?
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Sep 25, 2015 | Workplace Accidents
When a severe illness or accident renders an individual unable to work, he or she may qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. The two primary disability programs administered by the SSA are Social Security disability insurance and...
I was hurt at work but it was subcontractor’s fault. What do I do?
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Apr 24, 2015 | Workplace Accidents
As we've mentioned on this blog before, workers' compensation covers pretty much any injury you suffer while you're performing your ordinary job duties, regardless of whether someone at your company was negligent. The workers' compensation system is basically a...
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