When a construction worker is hurt on the job, the impact extends far beyond the immediate injury. Hospital bills, physical therapy, medical devices — that’s just the half of it. In many of these cases, a workplace injury also means a significant detour or roadblock to employment.
Construction site accidents affect thousands of American workers annually. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 5,000 workers were killed on the job in 2016. That amounts to 99 worker deaths per week, or 14 each day. Of those fatalities, one in five occurred in construction.
It’s always rewarding when we get to pause and reflect on our work as plaintiff’s lawyers — particularly when it comes to recognizing some of the greats of our profession and how they have impacted other people’s lives.
Clients will often tell us they are less interested in the money they can win in a lawsuit, and more concerned that nobody else experiences the same pain or loss they suffered through. This is particularly true with medical malpractice cases. People want to trust their doctors and hospitals. We rely on medical professionals to come through for us in times of crisis. We need them to be at the top of their game.
If you are an expectant mother, you’ve probably had your fair share of doctor’s visits, each being a chance to load up on information as you prepare to welcome a new baby into your life. You’ve gone through prenatal checklists, talked about birthing preferences, learned about pregnancy risk factors and more. But has your OB-GYN ever talked to you about brachial plexus injuries?