Tennessee workplace safety

Crash alert: Worker hit by vehicle mirror in construction zone

by Ponce Law | July 30th, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – A worker was struck by the mirror of a vehicle driving through a Cumberland County construction zone Monday. 1057 News reported that the road construction worker escaped injury in the incident.

It happened on the 1600 block of Old Mail Road. The worker, 38-year-old Scottie Atkins of Luttrell, Tennessee, said he was hit by the vehicle’s side mirror after getting off a trailer where he had been loading a skid steer.

The driver, a woman from Crossville, said she heard a bang after the incident but thought it came from the work zone and did not realize at the time that the man had been struck.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in an accident in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville workers compensation lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Crane collapses at construction site in Franklin

by Ponce Law | July 8th, 2020

FRANKLIN, TN – Firefighters in Franklin responded to the scene of a crane collapse at a construction site Monday afternoon, NewsChannel 5 reported.

The accident happened at about 1 p.m. at the site in Berry Farms on Rural Plains Circle.  The 200-foot crane fell across the road and into a parking lot, fire department officials said.

The crane operator refused medical treatment after climbing out of the crane, and no one was hurt in the incident.

Firefighters managed to contain diesel fuel that leaked from the crane after it toppled.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a workplace accident in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville workers’ compensation attorneys have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Nashville Construction Workers Go on Strike for Better Treatment

by Staff Blogger | July 27th, 2015

Officials estimate that by 2035, Nashville will have as many as 2.6 million residents. This would make the city larger than Denver, Colorado, is today.

With so many people expected to flock to the region, it’s no surprise that the construction industry is booming in Nashville. Unfortunately, many construction companies do not provide workers with fair wages and worksites can be dangerous. The Nashville employment lawyers at Ponce Law explain these issues can lead to disputes between workers and employers.

In fact, a group of eight Tennessee construction workers recently went on strike to bring attention to the low wages they receive and the risks they face. WKRN News issued a press release from the group that highlighted specific instances where their employer had mistreated the striking workers.

The owners of the construction companies in question have denied any wrongdoing, and the workers say they will stay on strike as long as it takes to see a change.

At Ponce Law, we believe in protecting the rights of Middle Tennessee’s workers. That’s why our Nashville personal injury attorneys are hopeful a resolution in the matter can be reached soon.