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What You Need to Know About Scaffolding Regulations 

Posted by Emily Ruby | Jun 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

Most construction workers use scaffolds at some point and scaffolding represents a serious safety hazard for workers. A scaffold that is not properly assembled or constructed, or scaffolding that does not meet specific safety regulations is at a higher risk of collapsing or causing a worker injur...

What is the OSHA Standard for Scaffolding?

Posted by Emily Ruby | Jun 04, 2021 | 0 Comments

Scaffolding is ubiquitous in construction sites. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an estimated 2.3 million construction workers, or 65% of the construction industry, work on scaffolds. Protecting these workers from scaffold-related accidents could help p...

New Study Finds Injured Workers Are Not Recovering

Posted by Emily Ruby | Apr 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan shows that while nearly six in ten U.S. workers who have been hospitalized for an injury return to their jobs, they continue to struggle financially and physically. According to a report on HealthDay News, investigators looked a...

Construction Worker Deaths Increased 41% in Nine Years

Posted by Emily Ruby | Apr 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

The number of construction workers who have been fatally injured on the job has reached its highest level in at least nine years in 2019. According to a new report from the Center for Construction Training and Research, a nonprofit that aims to reduce injuries and fatalities in the construction...

How Does a Construction Accident Lawyer Help?

Posted by Emily Ruby | Apr 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you have been involved in a construction site accident, you have likely suffered injuries that require medical treatment and time off work. Such injuries not only pose physical and emotional challenges for victims and their families, but also create significant financial burdens for them. If...

California Workers Compensation Laws Explained

Posted by Emily Ruby | Apr 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

California's workers' compensation laws focus on injuries and illnesses suffered by individuals during the course of their employment. The state requires employers who have 15 or more workers to purchase workers' compensation insurance. This is a no-fault insurance that reimburses workers for med...

Can I Sue My Employer After a Work Injury?

Posted by Emily Ruby | Mar 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

  If you suffer a work-related injury, generally speaking, you are prohibited from filing a lawsuit against your employer. This is primarily because of California's workers' compensation system, which exists to benefit both employers and employees. Because injured employees are covered under t...

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