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When you hear about accidents and injuries in the workplace, you might immediately imagine them happening in traditionally dangerous work environments like factories, shipyards, or construction sites. You might also think of them as being highly traumatic events that happen in an instant. However, neither of those situations is always the case. In reality, many

While truck drivers spend much of their time sitting still inside a vehicle, that doesn’t mean they don’t face a huge number of dangers on the job. Truck driving actually has a reputation for being one of the most dangerous occupations a person can have. In 2015, 745 truck drivers were killed and thousands more

The world needs construction workers. In 2017, it’s expected that the number of new construction starts in the United States will be 5% higher than in 2016, continuing a trend of growth in the construction industry. With all those new homes and commercial buildings going up, more construction workers are needed to help build them.

People in today’s workforce have the benefit of having numerous laws and government organizations to help protect your right to work in a safe and healthy environment. While we now have organizations like OSHA to fight against unsafe workplaces and workers’ comp to help injured workers, it’s important to remember that those things haven’t always

Automation is a continually growing presence in our lives. It’s already made our lives significantly easier and more efficient in many ways and it’s only going to become a more important part of our lives. However, with that increasing presence, it’s crucial that proper steps are taken to ensure that people aren’t harmed by this

One of the most common questions people have about any type of personal injury case is, “Is there a limit on how long I have to file a lawsuit?” Whether a person has been injured in a car accident, dog bite, or a slip and fall accident, it’s very important to be sure you file

Not everyone works a standard 9 to 5 schedule. Depending on the type of job you have, you might have to work longer shifts at more unusual times of the day. Or even if you usually work a more conventional schedule, you might have to put in longer hours than usual during a busy season,

When we talk about injuries in the workplace, people often think of accidents that happen in places like construction sites, oil rigs, and factories, but accidents can happen in any imaginable type of working environment if employers aren’t careful. This is also true for people who work in less conventional environments, such as on film

Nobody ever forgets their first job. Regardless if you were a cashier at a grocery store, running a drive-thru window at a fast food restaurant, or folding clothes at a department store, you’ll always remember the excitement that came with getting that first paycheck and officially becoming part of the workforce. But one thing most

Our country depends on construction workers to build our homes, construct the buildings businesses operate in, and pave and repair our roads. But being a construction worker is hardly an easy job. Between 2002 and 2012, 19.5% of all workplace fatalities involved workers in the construction industry. It’s estimated that over the course of a

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