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Category: Construction Accidents

The Top 8 Most Common Construction Accidents

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Did you know? According to the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics),  there were approximately 4,764 fatal work injuries” recorded in the US in 2020.  Unfortunately, a very large portion of these occurred as a result of construction accidents. Heavy machinery, hazardous materials, and a chaotic work area often create a work environment that makes injuries […]

Wrongful Death in Construction Accidents


Construction is possibly the highest-risk industry one can work. The nature of the jobs are very dangerous, and they require extensive training and safety measures. Although they are fairly common, The Cochran Firm believes that the majority of construction accidents can be prevented. Too many construction workers suffer from life-altering injuries and too many families […]

Common Construction Accidents

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There are a variety of ways that a construction accident can occur. Whether you are working on site or just a pedestrian passing by. You can get injured from falling debris, falls, electrocutions, explosions or burns, slips and falls, machinery accidents, getting trapped, overexertion, or getting hit by a car. With all these types of […]

Industrial Accidents

What is considered an industrial accident? Industrial accidents are severe mishaps that result in people being injured or results in damage to the property or the environment.  There are several types of injuries that can be caused by a variety of factors. Some jobs come with a certain risk and are naturally more dangerous. Added […]

Construction Sites & Pedestrian Injuries

construction beam on building | pedestrian accident attorney

Working on a construction site is known to have a certain level of risk that comes with the job. However, construction site injuries can happen to anyone, not just the people working on the site. Construction sites, especially those in cities, create an environment which makes pedestrians on the surrounding sidewalks susceptible to injury. It […]

Slip and Falls on a Construction Site

construction work at bottom of ladder holding knee | work accident lawyer

Slip and fall accidents are the most common worksite injuries in the construction industry. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites in the country and the rates for fatal injuries are higher than the national average. Debris and other obstacles around the locations often cause a slip […]