New Construction Culture Creates Increase in Workers Comp Claims

New Construction Culture Creates Increase in Workers Comp Claims

The construction industry has long been viewed as a rugged and competitive one. Given the nature of the job, there are inherent risks involved in construction such as heavy lifting and working from great heights. However, experts say a new “macho” culture is cultivating among the crews. Disregarding regulations and refusing to comply with safety guidelines has caused an increase in injuries and fatalities on the job site. Considering what this means for your construction company, there is a lot to keep in mind when managing your New Jersey Construction Workers Compensation risk.

The Real Deal reported that workers actively resist safety regulations such as being tied off to the building when working above 6 feet from the ground. Although this may seem trivial, New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health stated that 71 percent of construction accidents called in to the Department of Building between 2008 and 2013 were height related. Because of these statistics, industry experts said that they have started to implement a system of netting below the construction site to catch any potential victims. However, the installation of the “cocoon” around the building for safety is often dreaded and it is very costly. Although the construction industry has made plenty of progress in terms of safety in recent years, this issue causes an added concern for the safety and well-being of the workers.

At Tri-State Insurance Agency, we understand the risks Clifton New Jersey construction workers face. We offer a competitive Construction Insurance Program which includes worker’s compensation coverage, general liability, and more. Whatever your insurance needs may be, our specialists can help customize the plan that is right for you. For more information, please contact us today at (888) 990-0526.

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