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Construction accident

The four fatal construction accidents account for more workplace fatalities than any other kind of accident. These accidents claim hundreds of lives every year in the construction industry. They are the cause of 60% of all construction industry deaths. The four fatal construction accidents are:

  • Falls: According to OSHA, falls account for over 35% of the total deaths in the construction industry. Wall openings, floor holes, ladders, scaffolding, roofing and unprotected edges are some of the hazards that contribute to falls at construction sites.

  • Electrocution: Power lines, inadequate grounding, improper use of equipment and faulty power cords are some of the common causes of electrocution at construction sites.

  • Struck-by-object: Almost 10% of fatal construction site injuries result from a worker being struck by a flying, falling, swinging or rolling object.

  • Caught-in-between: Trench or excavation collapses, being crushed between rolling, sliding or shifting objects, and being caught in machinery are some of the examples of caught-in-between accidents.

How to Prevent the Four Fatal Construction Accidents

Well-planned safety protocols, safety training and the strict use of personal protective equipment (PPE) can help prevent the four fatal construction accidents. Here are some ways to prevent these kinds of accidents:

  • Use guardrails, fall arrest systems, safety nets, covers and restraint systems.

  • Use protective equipment when working with electrical hazards. Create a comprehensive list of all electrical hazards on site and post warning signs to alert workers of electrical risks.

  • Provide adequate training to employees on proper usage of machinery and equipment.

  • Always wear high-visibility clothing.

  • Follow OSHA safety guidelines.

  • Post signs about common safety procedures.

  • Reinforce safety awareness on a regular basis.

  • Were You Or A Loved One Injured In A Construction Site Accident? Contact Us.

    At Dervishi Law Group, P.C., our construction accident attorneys will help you get the maximum compensation for your injuries. We are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Call (917) 300-0797 or (718) 619-4525 or email us at fdervishi@dervishilaw.com

     

If you have suffered an injury at work, whether or not you should hire a lawyer depends on the severity of your injury and the overall complexity of your case. However, if your employer denies your claim or you fail to receive your benefits promptly or if your employer retaliates against you for filing a worker’s compensation claim, you should definitely seek the help of a lawyer. If you are facing an issue filing a worker’s compensation claim, we can help you. Call (917) 300-0797.

 

Common Defenses in a Product Liability Case

 

Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury can be the most difficult medical condition in life. It could be a life-changing event for the victim and the family. You want to make sure that your rights are protected in this situation. An experienced brain injury attorney can do that for you. You have the legal right to get compensated for your injuries. Additionally, depending on the extent of your injury, you may have a right to public or private benefits such as Social Security Disability Income, Medicare or private disability insurance payments. Finding an attorney who specializes in brain injury law can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.

If you or a loved is suffering from a traumatic brain injury, make sure that you find a brain injury attorney with experience, knowledge and skills to represent you. Here are a few tips to help you find the right lawyer for your case:

The best way to find a traumatic brain injury attorney is through referrals from friends and family who have had first-hand experience with this kind of lawyer. If you don’t know anyone who can help you, asking your family lawyer is also a good option. Most attorneys have their own professional network and research tools to look for specific cases. Your family attorney could reach out to the brain injury attorneys on your behalf. You could also ask your doctor for recommendations for brain injury attorneys that have worked with his or her patients in the past, and have a strong record of client satisfaction.

It always helps to do your own homework before hiring an attorney. It is important that you find out what you can about the attorney, their practice and track record. One easy way to do this is to go to the attorney’s website. You can find out about their areas of practice, as well as look up news about recent cases or events. Pay attention to what the website has to say about their brain injury practice. If you like what they say, you can call them and request a free initial consultation. By meeting them in person, you can find out about how the attorney communicates with his or her clients, how attentive they are to a client’s needs and how they generally go about handling a case. You can then decide if they will be a good fit for you and your case.

You want a brain injury attorney who works well with you. Take the time to ask about their experiences with cases similar to yours, what approach they will be taking for your case, and how you will maintain contact with them during the legal process. You should be happy with their answers before you decide to hire him or her. It is a good idea to ask the lawyer if you could speak with their previous clients for additional feedback. This may give you an idea of what you can expect from that particular attorney.

Dervishi Law Group, P.C.

Because of their experience, education and skills, the attorneys of Dervishi Law Group, P.C. can evaluate traumatic brain injuries and successfully pursue claims on behalf of the injured plaintiff. It is always important to consult with an attorney regarding brain injury cases. At Dervishi Law Group, P.C., our attorneys will investigate the facts and determine whether or not you have a right to legal compensation. For more information about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) legalities or for a free consultation, contact us today at 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email us at fdervishi@dervishilaw.com. You can also contact us online for a free case evaluation.

 

Crane boom collapse related accidents make up about 8% of crane accidents. Improper assembly is one of the major causes of boom collapse accidents. Crane boom accidents can seriously injure operators and workers standing below. If you are injured in a crane accident, you need a qualified personal injury attorney by your side. Our experienced crane accident attorneys can help you get compensated for your injuries. Call the Dervishi Law Group, P.C. at 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email us at fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.

 

Slip and fall

Although some of us may slip, trip or fall occasionally, some accidents can turn out to be more serious resulting in severe personal injuries. A personal injury lawsuit may be filed if the injury was caused by the negligence of someone else. Slip and fall accidents are a part of premises-related personal injuries and state law applies to cases such as these.

We have a responsibility to be aware of our surroundings and make every effort to avoid dangerous conditions when walking. At the same time, property owners are responsible for keeping the premises safe for pedestrians. If the property owner or the employee of the property has been negligent by not keeping their environment safe, even though he or she had the ability and knowledge to do so, or if you are not alerted to the danger facing you, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party.

Slip and fall accidents can be caused by any sort of negligence or oversight on the part of the property owner. It can be a stumble, trip or twist because of an unsafe floor condition. There may be a direct cause such as uneven flooring, potholes, cracked sidewalks, spilled food or liquids, broken tiles or ice and snow. It may also have an indirect cause such as dim lighting, missing handrails, etc.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property because of a dangerous condition, you and your lawyer will need to be able to demonstrate one of the following to receive compensation for your injury claim:

  • The property owner or the employee caused the dangerous surface condition.
  • The property owner or the employee knew about the hazardous surface condition and did not fix it or warn you about the danger.
  • Had the premises been maintained on a regular basis, the danger would have been discovered sooner and fixed.

Liability in slip and fall cases is often decided by common sense. Judges and juries determine whether the owner or employee of the property was conscientious by determining if the steps they took to keep the property safe were reasonable.

Dervishi Law Group, P.C.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident due to someone else’s negligence, you need a qualified personal injury attorney by your side. At Dervishi Law Group, P.C., our goal is to offer comfort in times of need and unyielding dedication to our clients and their families. Our qualified and experienced personal injury lawyers can help you deal with the insurance companies and secure compensation from the responsible parties. Call us at 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email us at fdervishi@dervishilaw.com

 

Manufacturers, doctors, hospitals, clinics, laboratories and pharmacies can be sued for using unsafe medical drugs. If you are seriously injured due to unsafe medical drug, contact the Dervishi Law Group, P.C. for an experienced legal representation. Call us at 917-300-0797.