Do I Really Need a Construction Lawyer for my Project?

We’re often asked why you need a Construction Lawyer for project or matter.  After all, the law is the law so what difference does it make if an attorney has a background in construction or just general business dealings? The truth is, construction projects are unique and involve many moving parts not found in other business dealings. Moreover, the laws applicable to construction projects are complex and sophisticated.  By retaining a construction law firm that works solely with these kinds of projects, a contractor can be sure that his interests are being pursued and defended to the full extent of the law.

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Properly Accounting for Risk with Effective Risk Management

Before beginning any construction project, it is important to engage in Risk Management to gauge potential pitfalls that could stall a project. Construction jobs are extremely complex and require a confluence of a number of factors including legal, financial, engineering/architectural, insurance, and safety issues to get off the ground. If one problem arises, it can cause a ripple effect that grinds an entire project to a halt. By engaging in effective Risk Management, it is possible to identify potential problems and have systems in place to immediately address them.

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The Most Common Citations for OSHA Violations

At your job site, it is important to make sure that you are doing everything possible to avoid OSHA Violations. This not only promotes safety but can also help prevent delays caused by injuries on a given construction project. The most common citations involve:

  • Fall protection
  • Hazard communication
  • Scaffolding
  • Respiratory protection
  • Electrical, wiring methods

It is important to speak with the supervisors at a worksite to make sure they are adhering to all OSHA standards and working to make a job site as safe as possible.

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