“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S. I want it straight up, with no double talk. I figure do also. I always use plain English, with no sugarcoating no B.S. lawyer talk, and no double talk - just old fashioned, unsweetened, unvarnished truth-just the way that I would want it.” -Bill Turley
The First Step
When handling your work injury case, nothing matters more than the honest truth. Nothing. You must be straightforward and honest about your case. I have seen many instances where a client will sugarcoat their injury and the courts throw out the case. Why? All because they were not honest from the get-go.
The Next Step
If you've been injured on the job, you probably have a ton of questions. I understand. You are concerned about your family and your livelihood. My suggestion is the next step you should take before anything else is to read my book, Win Your Injury Case. I wrote it to help folks like you, good people who got hurt on the job. You can order a free copy and I will cover the shipping too.
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Unguarded Protruding Steel Rebars - Am I In Danger?
Unguarded protruding steel reinforcing bars are hazardous. Even if you just stumble onto an unguarded rebar you can impale yourself, resulting in serious internal injuries or death.
How Do I Avoid Rebar Hazards?
* Guard all protruding ends of steel rebar with rebar caps or wooden troughs, or
* Bend rebar so exposed ends are no longer upright.
* When employees are working at any height above exposed rebar, fall protection/prevention is the first line of defense against impalement.
Construction sites with unprotected steel rebar protruding from the ground should be guarded.
Rebar should be bent over or protected with caps so that a worker would not be injured by falling on them.
The OSHA Standards and the Standard of Care requires that rebar "be guarded to eliminate the hazard of impalement."
Not all guards provide that level of protection. In some circumstances, the force of a fall can cause rebar to push clear through a plastic cap and still impale a worker, or the worker can be impaled by the rebar and the cap together.
Only rebar caps designed to provide impalement protection, such as those containing steel reinforcement, should be used.
Some Rebar Caps May Not be Safe
There have been reports of workers stumbling and falling and being impaled on an exposed reinforcement bar. The bar had a rebar-cap on it, but the cap offered no protection against impalement as the weight of the worker against the rebar-cap was sufficient for it to be pierced by the bar.
Where possible, working adjacent to exposed reinforcement bars should be eliminated. When possible, work should be relocated away from areas with exposed reinforcement bars.
Where this is not possible, workers should be effectively separated from the exposed reinforcement bars by guardrails, screens or other means. Where workers are on scaffolds adjacent to exposed reinforcement bars, the scaffolds should be fitted with edge protection regardless of their height.
Where it is necessary for work to be done adjacent to exposed reinforcement bars, rebar-caps should be fitted on top of the bars, taking into account the following:
* use rebar-caps offering some level of protection from impalement
* use the correct rebar-cap for the size of the bar
* fit rebar-caps properly in accordance with the supplier's instructions
* check the condition of the rebar-caps, especially for deterioration from exposure to ultra violet light, and
* regularly check that the rebar-caps are still in place and correctly fitted.
Rebar Product Information
Suppliers of rebar-caps must ensure that relevant information is provided so that they can be properly used for their intended purpose. This information should include:
* whether the rebar-caps are simply intended to be visual warnings and offer protection against brush contact, or if they are intended to offer any degree of protection against impalement
* their correct fitting to the bars
* the size or range of reinforcement bars to which the rebar-cap can be fitted, and
* possible degradation under exposure to direct sunlight, and means to detect this.
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The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC injury attorneys are well known through-out San Diego and California. Our attorneys are recognized as preeminent lawyers.
Committed to Protecting Your Rights
We are committed to protecting your legal rights. We understand that you and your family's future is can be riding on the outcome of your case. We fight hard to protect your rights to maximum financial compensation and needed health care.
We are passionate about helping injured people. We treats our clients with respect, dignity. We fight hard for you - to get what you are entitled to under the law. We monitor your medical treatment to help ensure that you get the best medical care possible.
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Disclaimer: Please understand these discussions and/or examples are not legal advice. All legal situations are different. This testimonial, endorsement and/or discussion does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter, your particular case/ situation and/or this particular case/ situation. Thanks, Bill Turley