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5 Risks of Telecommuting (And How Employers Should Handle Them)
Effective July 1, 2013, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TN DOL) will be authorized to impose penalties on construction companies that avoid paying workers’ compensation premiums by misclassifying...more
Fayetteville, Arkansas—Fayetteville authorities are continuing the investigation into the death of a 20-year-old worker in a accident. The man was covered in soil when a trench collapsed at a construction site on Vue Avenue....more
Construction zone accidents in Alabama happen more frequently than many people may believe. When a worker is injured or killed in one of these collisions, workers' compensation insurance benefits typically apply....more
The 2013 Colorado Legislative Session ended on May 8, 2013. Although construction issues were not at the forefront, a few bills pertinent to the construction industry did appear and pass this Session. This advisory provides...more
Ronald Bayer fell off an iron beam while working on the construction site of an Illinois warehouse in 2007 and landed head first on the concrete 20 feet below. He sustained severe injuries: paralysis from the chest down and...more
Steven Gorski unwittingly created a legal mess after he was injured on the job in 2006. The construction worker was on site at a construction project in Stockton, CA when a crane operator hit him, causing severe injuries. Mr....more
Numerous insurance-related bills have been introduced in the California Legislature this year. Legislative committees are now conducting hearings on the various measures. This year’s regular legislative session will end on...more
As we near the end of the regular session of the Texas legislature (May 27), we wanted to give you a quick update on the status of various proposed nonsubscriber-related bills. Similar measures to these have been proposed...more
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (“WSIB”) is in a state of flux, with many changes happening now and more on the horizon. In order to keep you up-to-date on the most recent workers’ compensation initiatives, this...more
While workers' compensation benefits will work to cover the medical expenses and lost wages that an Alabama worker encounters following a workplace accident or injury, this is not the only source of compensation available in...more
On March 21, 2013, I spoke on the topic of new employment laws for the Government Affairs Committee (GAC) of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce. Also speaking to the GAC that morning was Head Deputy District Attorney John...more
Every year, more than 164,000 Americans are treated in emergency rooms for ladder-related injuries. Most ladder injuries occur among workmen in the construction industry, with falls from heights accounting for 15% of all...more
When you suffer on-the-job injuries at a construction site, or any other place of employment, the Workers Compensation program can provide important benefits to help you obtain immediate medical treatment. But in certain...more
When you decided to become a construction worker, you knew that it was more dangerous than the typical job. You deserve working conditions that are as safe as possible and an employer who puts your well-being ahead of profit....more
As long as workers are living up to the requirements of their jobs, generally, their employers should have their backs. Workers have certain rights that, if neglected, can mean more than an unpleasant work environment....more
This educational case study document is one in a series of self-instructional publications designed to increase knowledge of hazardous substances in the environment and to promote the adoption of medical practices that aid...more
When someone chooses to work construction there is going to be some risk involved, especially when the person is working up on scaffolding. However, employers are still expected to do everything in their power to keep their...more
New York workers’ compensation lawyer David Perecman comments on a construction accident that left a worker critically injured. A piece of concrete fell on the head of the 26-year-old construction worker as he was clearing...more
A contractor's failure to maintain its workers' compensation coverage can have disastrous consequences. Unless the contractor is exempt from having workers' compensation insurance, its failure to maintain such...more
The typical construction agreement requires specific types and amounts of insurance coverage. Your subcontract will designate the types of insurance required (i.e., general liability, workers’ compensation, auto,...more
The 82nd Regular Session of the Texas Legislature dealt with many issues related to construction projects in Texas, including sustainable design building standards for state buildings, lien waiver form requirements, and the...more
Gary Gravelin v. Paul Satterfield, et al.
Court of Appeal, First District (November 15, 2011)
This case considered whether homeowners are liable for the injuries of an independent contractor sustained on the...more
Anyone who has been a defendant in a lawsuit will tell you that the process is expensive, time consuming and stressful. I have spent the past twenty years defending businesses and individuals in courts throughout Virginia and...more
Brooklyn construction accident lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, calls for enhanced attention to worker training following a fatal building collapse in Brooklyn.
One construction worker died and four...more
New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman calls for increased safety measures at construction sites following a fatal building collapse.
Last week construction worker Muhamed Kebbeh died when a two-story...more
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