Those of you that work on a farm know full well how much risk you face on a daily basis. The unpredictability of animals...heavy machinery...dirty/muddy conditions...can all add up to make a very risky worksite.
Earlier this week, a construction worker in Nebraska suffered significant injuries after he fell 20-30 feet on the job site. He had been working on an elevated platform when the accident occurred.
In Colorado recently, a floorer won a $16 million lawsuit after he suffered severe injuries when an electrical box exploded. He had gone back to the electrical box to see why his tools had suddenly lost power...and when he touched the box, without warning, it exploded.
Cumulative or repetitive trauma injuries develop over time, and their origin may not be immediately recognizable or provable. But that is where our knowledge and experience serves you best.
Near Chicago, two rail workers were going about their normal workday...prepping a line for a normal, routine track repair, when, without warning, a gas tank exploded...killing one employee and severely injuring the other.
When factoring in proper compensation for a workers' injuries, it's imperative that you look long-term at how this injury will affect that workers' life.
A construction site is never short on possible risks to hard-working construction workers. From operating heavy machinery to even just walking around the construction site, workers must always be protected!
With a combined 30 years of experience dealing with workers' compensation claims, we know one thing to be true...every claim is unique.
Travel out of state whether for business or pleasure is increasingly common. Are you prepared if you are in a car accident or you slip and fall? What are your options when you are injured out of state?
Can you imagine going about your normal workday...and then 1000 pounds of rebar comes crashing down upon you?