Power tools and heavy machinery are key tools on many construction sites. However, the motion of the same tools that allow workers to build more efficiently can also put them at risk of a variety of health conditions over time. What should workers know about the risks...
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3 construction industry risks that lead to workers’ comp claims
On Behalf of Philip Fulton | May 16, 2022 | Construction Accidents, Workers' Compensation
Building, tearing down, or remodeling a structure can be dangerous work. Most people recognize the danger inherent in this line of work and will quickly agree that construction is one of the riskiest professions. However, people don't always understand what causes...
Crushing injuries can damage the feet
On Behalf of Philip J. Fulton Law Office | May 16, 2022 | Construction Accidents, Workplace Accidents
Many industries require workers to have steel-toed shoes when they work. These provide optimal protection for the feet so they don’t suffer damage due to falling objects or other hazards that can crush the foot. Crush injuries to the foot take weeks or longer to heal,...
Scaffold builders face risks working here in Ohio
On Behalf of Philip Fulton | Jun 9, 2021 | Construction Accidents
When you see new construction taking place in and around Columbus, a common sight is the network of scaffolding that allows workers to climb up and down the levels of the structure being built. These necessary workers have very important jobs in the building industry...
The top causes of construction site accidents
On Behalf of Philip Fulton | Oct 27, 2020 | Construction Accidents
It doesn’t matter if you work on a construction site every day or stop by every now and again, you should understand the many potential dangers. This knowledge goes a long way in helping you prevent an accident. While there are many causes of construction site...
Creating a culture of safety on construction sites
On Behalf of Philip Fulton | Jul 25, 2020 | Construction Accidents
Construction companies know that employees face certain risks on job sites. This type of work is complex and physically demanding, and there are often many people doing many different tasks all at the same time. It can be risky to work in this type of job, and the...
Can self-operating construction equipment improve site safety?
On Behalf of Philip Fulton | Apr 19, 2019 | Construction Accidents
If you are an Ohio construction worker, you know that one of the biggest risks you face at work involves the use of heavy machinery and equipment. A combination of human error and improper maintenance can lead to devastating accidents on construction sites, but...
Can technology make it safer to work on construction sites?
On Behalf of Philip Fulton | Feb 15, 2019 | Construction Accidents
For the men and women who work at a construction site, each workday represents the possibility of an injury. Construction work is often hazardous, and workers frequently face an increased chance of experiencing an injury from an accident or other type of incident. It...
Preventable hazards threatening safety of construction workers
On Behalf of Philip Fulton | Jul 22, 2018 | Construction Accidents
Ohio workers know construction sites can be risky places to work. From heavy equipment to working from heights, there are various risks associated with working in this particular industry. While this can be a hazardous occupation, the men and women who work on these...
Welders have the right to recovery after a work-related accident
On Behalf of Philip Fulton | Apr 12, 2018 | Construction Accidents
As a welder, you understand this profession comes with certain risks. You may have a job that exposes you to a higher risk of injury than other professions, but you still have the right to a reasonably safe work environment. If you suffered an injury while working as...
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