D.C. Residents Upset Over Construction After Partial Building Collapse

“Pop-up” houses are a hot new fad in home construction. An alternative to traditional methods, these pre-fabricated homes are assembled with non-toxic, recyclable, eco–friendly materials, and as a result, have very low energy consumption per square foot. Many developers in D.C. are jumping on the “pop-up” bandwagon, using the trendy term to describe homes and...

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Could My Apartment Be Contaminated By Asbestos?

Tenants of one of Alexandria’s largest affordable housing complexes were horrified at the discovery of asbestos during renovations, and even more horrified at the fact that it took three months for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop the work. Over a hundred angry residents faced federal regulators, local authorities and their own landlord to...

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Our Lawyers Discuss the Dangers of Defective Equipment on a Construction Site

If you are a construction worker, you use construction equipment and tools every day throughout the course of your job. Proper-working equipment is very important on construction sites, because one product’s defect can seriously injure or even kill those operating or working near the machine. http://youtu.be/GTHijSxgotU If you are at work and are injured by a...

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What Is a Third Party Claim? Our Attorneys Explain This Aspect of The Law

Workers compensation law varies from state to state, meaning that the way the law applies to your situation in Maryland may not be the case in Virginia. There are also different aspects of workers compensation law that the average worker may not be aware of, such as third party claims. In most cases, workers are...

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Can My Boss Fire Me If I Speak Out About Workplace Safety?

The answer is no. As an employee, you have a right to workplace safety, and if you feel unsafe, you should speak out. Do not fear retaliation; you are protected under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The Occupational Health and Safety Act covers a wide...

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What Should I Do If My Employer Does Not Provide a Safe Workplace? Our Attorneys Explain

When a work site is problematic, it can quickly lead to construction accidents. Not only is a hazardous workplace dangerous for the public, it is even more hazardous for the crews working on the actual site. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act’s “General Duty” clause, all employers, including construction contractors and sub-contractors, have the...

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Maryland SHA Employee Struck and Killed by Car While On the Job

On November 14, a Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) employee was hit by a car and killed while working on the outer loop of I-695. According to the Baltimore News Journal, the accident happened around 11 a.m. between the Belair Road and Harford Road exits. In addition to the SHA worker who was killed, another...

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