While the construction industry is especially busy during the summer months, it does not necessarily mean it is safe for workers in Connecticut and elsewhere to labor under the hot sun. As you may know, you can get seriously ill if you are exposed to overly hot conditions without hydration and relief, but you might not know how to recognize the symptoms.
If you or a loved one makes a living working in construction in Connecticut, you probably have a strong understanding of the numerous dangers that come with the profession. Today’s construction workers face a tremendously dangerous work environment each day, and they injure themselves or die on the job at higher rates than workers in numerous other industries and professions. At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we know that the same four factors cause the majority of today’s construction worker deaths, and we also recognize that many industry deaths could be avoidable if employers took more preventative measures to enhance safety.
Large construction cranes are a common sight when crews are working on multi-story buildings. To many Connecticut residents, these cranes are just a background part of the scenery, despite looking as if they defy physics. It takes precise engineering and maintenance to keep construction cranes standing upright. If one of these massive pieces of machinery were to fall, the devastation would be almost unimaginable.
Sometimes injuries are more complicated than they seem. At Kennedy Johnson Schwab & Roberge LLC., we are here to provide Connecticut workers with the clarity to make the most beneficial decisions about their accidents on the job.
After a workplace injury in Connecticut, you may focus mainly on getting better and healing in the short term. The workers' compensation system also has this focus. There is not a lot of thought that goes into long-term effects of an injury beyond the physical healing. However, you may experience long-term effects even after you have healed physically and can return to work.
Connecticut’s nurses face some of the state’s most hazardous working conditions, and if you are among them, you may understand all too well that aches, pains and illness are all par for the course in your profession. While working around ailing or injured people presents obvious health hazards, today’s nurses are also increasingly facing another type of occupational hazard: violence.
Construction sites across Connecticut undergo constant change, and when workers are regularly erecting and dismantling construction-related equipment and infrastructure, mistakes and accidents can occur. Working on or around scaffolds, specifically, presents clear occupational risks, and the injuries that can result from scaffolding-involved accidents can prove quite serious and even deadly. At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we understand how devastating the effects of scaffolding accidents often are, and we have helped many workers who suffered injuries in such accidents pursue solutions that meet their needs.
Millions of employees are injured at work each year and thousands of work accidents result in serious injuries and death. Employees who are injured on the job are entitled to compensation for their injuries. In death cases, work families may be entitled to compensation.
Folks in New Haven and around the state of Connecticut are keeping a close watch on state lawmakers as the fallout from the second deadliest school shooting in U.S. history still settles to earth.