Do you really need an attorney after your injury on a construction site? Your friends, relatives and co-workers are urging you to get one, but you thought that workers' compensation was meant to cover your losses. Your bosses certainly don't think you need legal help.
A 46-year-old Columbus man was killed on Sept. 23 after falling from the roof he was working on in the White Oakes Landing development.
Nobody likes to be "that person" who immediately initiates a lawsuit after an accident -- but retaining an attorney after a serious injury on a construction site is a smart move.
Falls are considered one of the top causes of construction injuries. The use of ladders, undoubtedly, plays a significant contributing role when it comes to workplace falls -- which is why every worker should know when it's safe to climb (and when it isn't).
The Ohio State Highway Patrol in Akron is digging into the reason for a two-car crash near a construction site that sent a Stow police officer and one other man to the hospital with injuries.
Ohio is already on the verge of spring -- but that can mean some rather rocky weather that ranges from warm and sunny one day and wet and windy the day after. Downpours are common.
Every construction team should have a hazard communication plan in place. Communication is the main method of defense against harm from chemical hazards for all construction workers. When your team doesn't realize the danger they're in while dealing with certain chemicals on the job, they aren't adequately protected.
Many Ohioans are employed in the construction industry, which often involves working with or around electricity. It's important to understand that construction workers who work near or around electricity face heightened risks of suffering electrocutions.
The Ohio Highway Patrol is urging the state's drivers to slow down and stay alert in construction zones.
In Ohio and across America, the number of injuries involving ladders has increased in recent decades. According to OSHA, the majority of these injuries occurred because workers were not given adequate training on how to use ladders safely. For instance, they were not shown how to place the ladder or how to make sure that it was in good working condition before climbing on it.