Category: Workplace Injury

Update: Fatigue and Benadryl Might Have Contributed to 2017 SEPTA Crash

It’s been nearly two years since the January 5, 2017, West Philadelphia trolley crash. Many people are still talking about the incident, especially in the wake of new findings about why the collision most likely occurred in the first place. As reported in a September 2018 Philly Voice piece, investigators are considering the role that […]

Night Shift Workers Face Many Dangers

Working third shift might seem like an ideal solution for numerous reasons. For instance, parents of young children often find it a worthwhile decision to take night shifts so they can spend time with their sons and daughters during the morning hours. Younger professionals may discover that being willing to work “graveyard” gives them a […]

PA Electrocution Accident Lawyer

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration lists electrocution as one of the “Fatal Four” – the four most deadly types of accidents in the construction industry. When OSHA investigates a power line-related electrocution, it usually finds that the accident occurred because of improper safety procedures. OSHA rules are intended to protect workers from dangers like […]

Young Worker Injuries

Teenage workers and people under age 24 often find jobs in fast food establishments, because those jobs are plentiful and tend to require little in the way of work history. These entry-level positions can help young people build experience that leads to better job opportunities down the road. But fast food jobs can also be […]

Even though the number of American workplaces has doubled over the past thirty years, the number of Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors has actually declined. On Tuesday, February 25, an ironworker constructing a “green roof” atop the Barclays Center in Brooklyn was crushed to death when a load of steel beams fell on him […]

Although construction can be demanding, dangerous work, it’s up to your employer to ensure that your workplace is safe and you’re not placed at unnecessary risk. Unfortunately, too many construction companies place profit ahead of safety, and construction workers pay the price. If you’ve been the victim of an on-site injury, the New Jersey construction accident attorneys at Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller can help you seek the compensation you deserve.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an average of 1,200 workers are killed on construction sites each year. When a loved one is killed in a construction accident, surviving family members are often left with significant losses, including the loss of a loved one and the loss of a steady income.


Cranes are a common construction site device. Proper training is critical to a crane operator's ability to minimize the risk of a construction accident involving a crane.

Some of the more common types of crane accidents include:

  • Crane collapse
  • Objects falling from crane
  • Swinging objects

These accidents can easily lead to a tragic wrongful death or life-altering injuries.

Construction work is a common but dangerous occupation throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Construction workers depend on their employers to provide a safe working environment that meets federal and state regulations. Without these regulations, workers are constantly in danger of construction accidents outside of their control.

The product liability lawyers in Philadelphia at Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller, received a $2.4 Million products liability settlement for a worker who suffered a head injury. This worker suffered brain injuries as a result of a work accident that occurred in 1996. The Plaintiff who was injured had a defective lift fall 20 […]