A construction site accident can occur for any reason – from poor equipment to lack of safety protocols. Construction teams are constantly changing scenery. One day they might work on an office building, while the next they are in a residential neighborhood constructing homes. Employers of these construction companies may have multiple crews working at...Read More
What are the Causes of Crush Injuries at Construction Sites?
A crush injury on a construction site occurs when a worker’s entire body, or a part of their body, is caught between two components and crushed. These injuries can be fatal. Even when they are non-fatal, the victim can suffer from a lifetime of disabilities and complications. Workers injured on the job have rights,...Read More
Forklift Accidents on the Job Site: Who is at Fault?
Forklifts are used across the country on construction sites and in industrial warehouse settings. While a common fixture, they are not safe. In fact, it requires special training and certifications to operate a forklift, and even with training – injuries occur daily around the United States. Fatal accidents from forklifts occur annually, and thousands are...Read More
What is a Construction Defect Lawsuit?
A construction defect lawsuit is one that typically involves a breach of contract. It can equally involve a breach of warranty, negligence by one party or another, and strict liability.
Common Examples of Construction Defect Claims and Why They HappenConstruction defects happen in the commercial and residential sector. They typically are found after the... Read More
How Does Workers’ Compensation Apply to Construction Accidents?
As a construction worker, there might come a time when you are injured on the construction site. Depending on the employment situation at the time of the accident, you might qualify for workers’ compensation. However, not all job site accidents come with workers’ compensation benefits. Instead, it will depend on how the accident occurred,...Read More
Three Injured In A Northwest D.C. Construction Accident
A brick and concrete wall collapsed on a building in Northwest D.C. in a construction accident earlier this month, injuring three construction workers. Of the three, two were critically injured. According to EMS workers, the wall was sheared off the side of a hotel...Read More
How Can Construction Accidents Be Prevented?
About 5,000 construction workers are killed on the job in the U.S. annually, or about 12 people every day. The construction industry has seen little reform in recent years and fixing the problem appears to be a complex situation. Many construction accidents can be prevented, but much reform has yet to happen. Construction accidents have...Read More
Worker Dies in DC Metro Tunnel Welding Accident
On October 6, a worker was killed in a welding accident in a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Red Line tunnel, according to NBCNews.com. The worker was a contractor who was providing welding services to WMATA. The accident happened shortly after midnight in the tunnel between Union Station and Judiciary Square. “The welding may have...Read More
Worker Crushed and Killed in Construction Accident in Bethesda
[ubermenu-map address="Bethesda, MD" zoom="14" width="375px" height="375px"] According to officials, last month a construction worker building a Bethesda home died in an accident involving a mini excavator. The accident happened just after 8:30 a.m. while a group of construction workers were building a large home. Officials say that the victim, a 41-year-old man who worked for Castlewood...Read More
$2.2 Million Settlement On Behalf Of Injured Worker
The litigation team of William Lightfoot, Paulette Chapman and Kelly Fisher settled a construction case for $2.2 million on behalf of an injured worker. A contractor allegedly violated an OSHA safety regulation. Mr. Lightfoot had lead responsibility for presenting the...Read More