Work Accident Lawyers – We Care About Work Safety Issues
The vast majority of workplace accidents are 100% preventable. When a worker is killed or serious injured in a workplace accident, the worker and his or her family often suffer a great deal, not only physically, but mentally, emotionally and financially. Our work accident lawyers have authored many articles about workplace accidents, safety, etc.
The lawyers at Laffey, Bucci & Kent take great pride in representing injured workers. Firm founders, Jeff Laffey and Brian Kent come from union carpenter and steel worker families. They fight each case as if it were their own and feel privileged to help workers and their families.
Workplace Safety Information
- How Accidental Nail Gun Discharges Occur [Learn how accidental nail gun discharges occur. Nail guns often result in injuries to the limbs and head. Injuries often occur on both residential and commercial worksites such as construction sites.]
- Nail Gun Accidents & Injuries – The Sequential Trigger [After a nail gun accident occurs, it is important to evaluate the specific trigger mechanism of the nail gun. Defective conditions can result in a faulty trigger mechanism. In addition, warnings may not be accurate.]
- Workplace Accident Safety – Forklift Operation & Visibility [Forklift accidents are one of the top causes of work related injuries in the U.S. Proper forklift operation is crucial to preventing these accidents. Poor visibility often results in accidents and serious injuries.]
- Why Work Related Scaffold Accidents Occur [Scaffold accidents cause serious injuries to both those working on the scaffold and individuals below, including workers and bystanders. Failure to comply with OSHA regulations it the number one cause of scaffold accident.]
- Logging Accidents – Bi-Products of a Dangerous Industry [By far, the logging industry is one of the most dangerous industries in the U.S. Logging workers are often killed or catastrophically injured due to equipment accidents and unsafe work practices.]
- Working Near Overhead Lines is a Common Cause of Electric Shock Accidents [Electric accidents often occur when workers inadvertently come into contact with overhead lines. This is especially true for any workers who perform work at heights, such as tree trimmers, roof workers, etc.]
- Electrical Accidents in Pennsylvania and New Jersey – Common OSHA Violations Resulting in Injury [OSHA regulations apply to almost every type of worksite including residential and commercial construction sites. Electric shock accidents usually occur due to a contractor’s failure to comply with OSHA’s electrical safety regulations.]
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Work – The Danger of Forklifts [Carbon monoxide is a silent but deadly hazard. When operating gas-powered equipment indoors, carbon monoxide can result in fatalities. Forklifts may be operated indoors. If proper precautions are not taken, workers can sustain carbon monoxide poisoning injuries.]
Workplace Accident Prevention
- Scaffold Collapse Accident Prevention – The Importance of Proper Bracing
- OSHA & Demolition Operations – Worksite Safety Considerations
- How Forklift Accidents Can be Prevented
- Construction Equipment Accident Prevention – Improper Lane of Travel
- Construction Site Accidents Involving Heavy Equipment
- Forklift Safety & Accident Prevention
- Workplace Accident Safety – Forklift Operation & Visibility
Employers – Avoid Liability
- Construction Site Owner Liability for a Work Related Accident in Pennsylvania
- Liability in a Pennsylvania Construction & Worksite Accident Lawsuit
- OSHA Regulations & Logging Accidents – Failing to Inspect Tools Prior to Use
- Workplace Fall Accidents & Injuries
- Work Accidents & Burn Injuries
- Crane Accidents & Workplace Safety – The Burden of Safety Lies with Corporate Businesses
Other Work Injury & Accident Resources (State & Federal)
U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) This organization is tasked with administering and enforcing federal work safety standards and regulations. It has the power to issue citations and impose financial penalties.
Pennsylvania Department of Labor, Bureau of Occupational and Industrial Safety This division of the PA Department of Labor operates separately from OSHA and enforces state regulations and standards for specific industries/materials, such as asbestos, boilers, elevators, and flammable liquids.
Pennsylvania Department of Labor, Bureau of Workers’ Compensation This is Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation office which oversees and enforces the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act.
New Jersey Department of Labor, Division of Public Safety and Occupational Safety and Health OSHA The state program targets smaller businesses with less than 250 employees and is designed to help employers maintain safe work environments. The program is completely separate from OSHA.
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Workers’ Compensation Division This is New Jersey’s Workers’ Compensation office which oversees and enforces the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act.
Page last updated: December 3, 2015