What Types of Injuries Do You See Most Often In Your Practice?

By Peter DePaolis

Many injuries can occur on construction sites. Organizations like OSHA and rules and regulations like in the D.C Industrial Safety Act are put in place to protect workers. Still, deadlines and an employers desire to get a job done quickly can lead to injuries. Those injuries in turn can lead to an employee filing a workers comp case. Attorney David Schloss has 30 years of experience representing members of various labor unions. Contact him for questions on your on the job injuries.

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One of the typical scenarios that I see in my practice are injuries that occur on construction sites. On the one hand there are lots of safety rules and regulations, in particular OSHA and the D.C Industrial Safety Act, that are designed to protect workers on construction sites. And while those laws are hopefully being abided by, by employers, there’s a competing interest that employers have, and that’s to get the job done as quickly as possible. Most construction projects, as many of you know, are behind schedule, and so there’s always a rush, that we’ve seen, to catch up to the schedule. What that rush causes is carelessness. Unfortunately, that carelessness leads to on-the-job injury. And those on-the-job injuries, particularly on a construction site, often lead to both a workers’ compensation case, and a third-party construction negligence case. For more information please go to our website Koonz.com.
About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.