Complications from Burn Injuries

By Victoria Ipri – Staff Writer More than one million burn injuries are treated each year in the United States. Many of the victims are children. Sometimes, these injuries lead to disfigurement or death, not to mention the overwhelming expenses related to medical treatment of severe burns, and other financial and emotional consequences. Burn injuries […]

Forklift Accidents

Forklift accidents can cause severe and fatal injuries. The majority of these accidents are preventable when operators are properly trained and everyone involved, including bystanders, follows proper safety protocols. According to Occupational Health and Safety Magazine, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that 85 people are killed in forklift accidents each year, and […]

Stand Down – How to Organize a Safety Event at Your Workplace

A Safety Stand-Down is an event in the workplace designed to promote fall prevention in the construction industry by identifying fall hazards and ways that fall safety can be improved. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set a goal in 2015 for more than 20,000 Stand-Downs with more than 3 million workers participating. […]

Common Construction Accident Claims

Under the best conditions, construction sites are inherently dangerous. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set forth strict safety standards to minimize the dangers as much as possible. However, OSHA violations are not uncommon and even with total compliance construction accidents still happen. Injured construction workers may be able to receive Workers’ Compensation […]

Product Liability Accidents

Defective products can cause virtually any type of accident. Car accident victims, drug injury victims, and those who are injured on-the-job are among the many who often discover that their injuries were actually caused by a defective product, and their lawsuit will fall under product liability. In some cases it is obvious, but sometimes it […]

Workplace Violence

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were an average of 700 workplace homicides a year between 1992 and 2012. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 17% of fatal workplace injuries, in 2012, were the result of violence. Additionally, Bureau of Justice Statistics’ National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) estimated […]

Preventing Construction Falls

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) falls from a height are a leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for more than a third of all deaths in the industry. So, OSHA has announced a National Safety Stand-Down from June 2 – June 6, 2014, as part of its ongoing Fall […]