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constuction accidents, milwaukee personal injury attorneyA construction site has many risks for workers. Employers have a duty to provide a safe working environment by following certain industry guidelines. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one in five deaths on the job takes place on a construction site

OSHA has identified the "Fatal Four" accidents that lead to death for construction workers. These types of accidents account for about 65 percent of on the job deaths and lead to many workplace injuries:

  1. Falls. Falls are by far the most common cause of death at a construction site.
  2. Struck by an object. This incident can happen if netting and other safety measures are not followed.
  3. Electrocutions. Electrocutions can cause serious injury resulting in months of rehabilitation without full recovery.
  4. Caught in or between. This type of accident involves a piece of equipment or a collapsing structure that strikes, catches, or crushes a worker.

Determining Who Is Responsible for Your Construction Site Accident

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Wisconsin accident attorney, accident liability, Wisconsin injury lawyerIn winter, deer and other types of wildlife become more prominent on the roads. As a result, wildlife-related accidents increase. One recent case, which involved two vehicles and a deer in Georgia, caused the death of an 11-year-old child. Sadly, it is far too common of an issue.

 Wildlife-Related Accident Statistics

According to the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), one in 17 cars is involved in an accident with wandering wildlife — about one every 39 minutes. The majority of those collisions occur on two lane roads, much like the one that recently took place in Georgia. Approximately 200 motorists are killed each year because of an accident involving wandering wildlife.

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Wisconsin truck accident attorney, Wisconsin injury lawyer,Wisconsin wrongful death attorneySince 2009, the number of deaths and injuries related to semi-trucks have increased 17% and 28% , respectively. And, in the last six years, Congress has been left with few alternatives to remedy some of the major contributing factors behind everyday dangers on the highway. The solution was to forge a bill that, on one hand, might improve safety, but — according to safety advocates — will turn around and diminish it again by giving in to some potentially dangerous concessions sought by the trucking industry.

The Big Concern over Truck Safety

While they fulfill a vital role in our economy today, semi-trucks pose a serious danger to other drivers. Large, oversized, and frighteningly powerful, they have the ability to cause chaos in an accident. A large number of drivers that come into contact with them are fatally injured. The majority of those remaining are often seriously injured. Of course, not all accidents are actually caused by the semis —but when they are, victims are often slighted, not just in life, but also in compensation.

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