Industrial Accident

Construction and Industrial Accidents

Submitted by Norman on Fri, 08/13/2010 - 15:13
There are so many possible dangers to construction and industrial workers. It is imperative for employers to do the best they can to guarantee workplace safety. When an employee is injured while doing his job, the contractor can be held responsible because he is liable for his employees’ safety. Some of the most common workplace hazards include falls, exposure to toxic substances, electrocution, forklift accident and scaffolding accidents.

Workplace Accidents

Submitted by Norman on Tue, 08/03/2010 - 09:34

Most employers work very hard in order to keep their employees safe. They structure work habits in accordance with the laws and regulations set by the state and local governments. These laws keep workers safe from harm and injury. However, when the system fails it is important to understand that there is protection for those injured on the job.

Employee Sues Workplace For Temporary Blindness Due To Injury

Submitted by Norman on Fri, 06/11/2010 - 15:56

Mr. Carl Woodbridge is suing his employer, Rentokil Initial, for an injury he suffered while working at a shopping center in England.

Mr.Woodbridge had been pruning some cacti plants when one of them shot toxic sap into his eye.

The sap burned his cornea and left him blinded for one week, and making him miss 6 weeks of work.

Mr. Woodbridge claims that his employer had not trained him properly for the work, had not been informed about the toxins in the plant and that they had not provided him with the safety equipment needed for the job

Barge worker awarded $14 million settlement

Submitted by Norman on Tue, 06/01/2010 - 16:47

Jeffery Yates, a former barge worker, has been awarded a $14 million settlement from his former employer, Hercules Offshore.

Mr. Yates was struck by a falling pipe which had been temporarily tacked to the barge's derrick. When normal work began on the ship again, the vibrations caused the pipe to become loose and fall 90 feet before striking Mr.Yates in the head.

Mr. Yates was represented by Houston, Texas personal injury firm Arnold & Itkin LLC.