On behalf of Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr. posted on Friday, October 27, 2017.
As a construction worker in California, you are most likely aware that you risk your life every day on building or road projects. The construction industry is one of the most dangerous professions in America, regardless of the safety precautions you take on a daily basis.The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration reported that in 2015, 937 construction workers across the country lost their lives on the job. This number accounted for 21.4 percent of all fatalities in the workplace. That same year, four accident types in particular were responsible for 64.2 percent of construction fatalities. You may have heard about this already; the issue is so well-known in the industry that these accidents are called the “fatal four,” and they include the following:
Safety experts say that if these fatal four accident types were eliminated, 602 U.S. construction workers’ lives would be spared each year. There are safety standards that are legally required in your place of employment, as well as construction sites across the country, to address the fatal four and other common accidents. Even so, violations regularly occur. The top safety violations in construction include fall protection, scaffolding precautions, respiratory protection and safeguards involving industrial vehicles, machinery and electrical equipment.
Being involved in an accident is never easy. It can be extremely overwhelming and stressful, leaving you wondering what your next steps are to move forward in the right direction. With auto accidents comes a number of hardships, including physical, financial, and emotional burdens that are difficult to handle on your own. With the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer, you can better your chance of recovering the compensation that you deserve for medical expenses, loss wages, property damage, and other accident-related expenses.
Sharing the road with commercial truckers is an inevitable part of life in modern America, but if you are like many motorists, you may do your best to avoid traveling near large trucks whenever possible. In addition to their sheer size and weight making them dangerous, truck drivers often face tight schedules and considerable pressure, which sometimes leads them to make decisions that place you and other drivers in danger.
California motorcyclists like you hear plenty about wearing helmets to protect your head and brain. But what about your neck? This area is also prone to damage, and damage to the neck can impact your quality of life to mild, moderate, or severe degrees depending on the type of accident you get into and the injury you face.