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  • Workers' Comp & Personal Injury: The Role of Third Party Liability

    || 21-Nov-2018

    When a worker is injured on the job and more than one company is involved, or more than one person, a standard workers’ compensation claim may not be enough to fully address the legal issues at hand. This is highly common in the construction industry, where multiple trades work on the same jobsite simultaneously. For instance, if an employee working on one trade (such as a flooring ...
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  • Leading Causes of Workplace Injuries in America

    || 11-Oct-2018

    Each day in America, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates about a dozen workers will lose their lives in workplace accidents. Countless more will be injured, ranging from mild to severe. While this number is harrowing, it is actually encouraging when comparing it to OSHA data from four decades ago, when roughly 38 workers died a day due to preventable accidents. ...
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  • Risks for Virginia Construction Workers

    || 29-Jun-2018

    OSHA Report Show High Number of Injuries and Deaths Among VA Construction Workers Every year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration compiles data regarding work-related fatalities in each state. The OSHA’s fatality inspection data revealed that construction workers in Virginia experienced a high volume of fall-related deaths in 2017. According to the OSHA, 30% of all construction ...
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  • The "Fatal Four" Accidents on Construction Sites

    || 1-Dec-2017

    As a construction worker, you are undoubtedly aware of the intense and extreme dangers you are facing every day while on the job. Sometimes, construction site accidents result in fatalities, which is tragic for all involved. The worst part of construction site accidents is their preventability--often, had the right steps been taken, no injuries would have occurred in the first place, which is why ...
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  • Toxic Exposure Injuries at Work

    || 7-Sep-2017

    Toxic exposure can be spurred by various chemical poisons, gases, smoke, pesticides, motor fuels, and other irritants. If any of the aforementioned enter the body, including through exposure, one can suffer from lifelong, permanent, and irreversible damages and consequences. While many people are not exposed to these toxins in their daily lives, a shocking number of workers across various ...
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  • 3 of the Most Dangerous Occupations in America You Never Would Have Guessed

    || 8-Dec-2016

    In 2010, 4,547 fatal accidents occurred in the workplace. In 2012, this increased to 4,693 casualties, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While it is sad that these numbers are so high, you may be surprised to learn what occupations are the most dangerous. To provide you with some insight, we have listed the three of the most dangerous jobs in America that you may have never guessed: 1. ...
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  • Can Seasonal Workers Qualify for Workers' Compensation Benefits?

    || 14-Nov-2016

    The holiday season brings about hectic and busy circumstances for many businesses and companies. As a result, many businesses are forced to hire seasonal workers. Below are some occupations commonly hired during this time of year: Grocery store employees Department store employees Chefs and restaurant workers Security guards Drivers Decoration services Snow movers Of course, like any other ...
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  • Worker Safety in Hospitals

    || 4-Oct-2016

    When most people think of hospitals, they imagine a place where people can be treated for injuries and illnesses. However, many people fail to realize the hazards that hospital workers face every day. In fact, in 2011, United States hospitals reported nearly 253,700 hospital employees sustained work-related illnesses and injuries. Studies show that this is nearly double the rate for the entirety ...
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  • Leading Causes of Death in the Workplace: OSHA's "Fatal Four"

    || 22-Aug-2016

    Since 1971, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has partnered with employers, health and safety professionals, and other advocates as a means of creating safe and functional workplaces. Over the years, injury and death rates in the workplace have decreased tremendously. Nonetheless, many workplace injuries and fatalities occur every day. In fact, OSHA reports that there are ...
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  • Workplace Fatalities on the Rise in Virginia, Officials Urge Vigilance

    || 10-Aug-2016

    A rise in workplace deaths has sparked concern across Virginia, and state officials are urging residents and employers to take greater vigilance when it comes to work safety. The announcement came earlier this month from the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) program after a review of mid-year statistics. Their findings: there have been 29 preventable work-related deaths due to injury ...
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  • Work Injuries Increase During Summer

    || 22-Jul-2016

    According to reports recorded by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employees sustain more injuries during June, July, and August than any other months of the year. In fact, statistics show that roughly 3,300 employees sustain injuries each June day. Unfortunately, the majority of these accidents occur due to lack of supervision and enforcement of OSHA safety standards and procedures. According to ...
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  • OSHA's Final Rule May Greatly Decrease Number of Workplace Injuries

    || 25-May-2016

    According to recent reports, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has stated they have created and finalized new federal requirements which will make illness and injury data more available to the public. In August, information regarding illness and injury data, which is collected by employers by law, will be submitted to OSHA so that the agency can make this information available to ...
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  • Types of Benefits Covered Under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act

    || 11-Mar-2016

    When a worker becomes injured, they are permitted to file a claim with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission. If their claim is accepted, the Commission will safeguard their rights under state laws. For more information regarding how to file a claim, check out this page. To help you understand in detail, our Virginia workers’ compensation lawyers have listed the various types ...
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  • How Common Are Electrocution Accidents on Construction Sites?

    || 16-Feb-2016

    On almost every construction site, there are many electronically powered tools used by multiple employees. Whether a person is working on a crane, using power tools, or installing wiring in a building, electrocutions can happen at any given moment if employees are not safe and employers do not enforce safe work habits. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) of the ...
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  • One early morning in October 2012, an employee of Bumble Bee Foods was carrying pallets of canned tuna into a 35-foot-long oven. While the man was still inside the oven, other employees shut the door without noticing the man was missing. He died in the pressure cooker due to extreme temperatures reaching approximately 270 degrees. As a result, Bumble Bee Foods was ordered to pay $6 million for ...
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  • Work-Related Fatalities Rise Between 2013 to 2014

    || 30-Sep-2015

    Making a living shouldn’t cost a life no matter what industry a person chooses to work. Unfortunately, the amount of work-related fatalities continues to increase as each year goes by. Recently, the Census of Fatal Occupation Injuries revealed that fatal work injuries increased by two percent from 2013 to 2014. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that while 4,585 fatal ...
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  • Workplace Safety Standards Highlighted by Recent Disasters in China

    || 9-Sep-2015

    Still reeling in the wake of a series of devastating explosions at the busy Tianjin port last month, China has suffered another deadly blast this past Monday. This explosion, which is the second chemical blast in a month, occurred in the city of Dongying in northeastern Shandong province and is responsible for the deaths of at least five people. These disasters are just two of many similar ...
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