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Claims-Made Policies Versus Occurrence Policies For Contractors Part 2

Claims-made policies and occurrence policies are the two main types of liability policies and have key differences. In part one of this article, a Denver contractor lawyer explained claims-made policies and retroactive reporting periods that can be added to them to help cover any latent lawsuits. While claims-made policy payments are generally a little less […]

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Claims-Made Policies Versus Occurrence Policies For Contractors Part 1

Contractors need insurance to protect their businesses from risks on the jobsite. Insurance is complicated and can be difficult to understand. Breaking down the type of liability policy you have can make it more digestible. Most liability policies are claims-made policies or occurrence policies. Knowing which you have and what that entails can save money […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Nominal Damages in a Contracts Claim Part 4

In parts one, two, and three of this four-part series, the Nashville construction attorneys at Cotney Construction Law have been discussing nominal damages and how they can affect contractors in the construction industry. In the last part, we will wrap up our series by discussing why plaintiffs want nominal damages and the when nominal damages […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Nominal Damages in a Contracts Claim Part 3

Nominal damages, typically in the neighborhood of $1 or $2, are a form of legal monetary compensation designed to showcase that one party committed an unlawful act against another that doesn’t require a significant compensatory award. In part one and part two of this four-part series, the Nashville construction litigation attorneys at Cotney Construction Law […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Nominal Damages in a Contracts Claim Part 2

Although nominal damages don’t have a significant monetary effect on contractors, they can show themselves in other ways that many contractors aren’t aware of. In part one of this four-part series, the Nashville contractor lawyers at Cotney Construction Law introduced nominal damages. Now, we will discuss the most common types of damages awarded for a […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Nominal Damages in a Contracts Claim Part 1

According to Cornell Law School, nominal damages are “used when a judge or jury finds in favor of one party to a lawsuit—often because a law requires them to do so—but concludes that no real harm was done and therefore awards a very small amount of money.” This small amount of money, typically only $1 […]

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6 Electrical Hazards on the Jobsite Part 2

As one of the “Fatal Four” as designated by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), electrocution caused over 8 percent of construction deaths in 2016. That being said, electrical safety is always a high priority on the jobsite. Recognizing electrical hazards is the first step to correcting them and keeping workers safe. One of our […]

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6 Electrical Hazards on the Jobsite Part 1

You probably know that electrocution is one of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) “Fatal Four” in the construction field. That means that a large percentage of jobsite accidents are caused by electrical hazards, often leading to OSHA citations. Learning about electrical hazards can help keep your jobsite and workers safe. An Orlando construction […]

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Lockout/Tagout Safety on the Jobsite Part 2

If someone has had to repair machinery or do electrical work on your jobsite, you might already be familiar with some lockout/tagout standards. For example, if you needed an HVAC unit onsite repaired, you may have seen the corresponding breaker locked and tagged to keep the repair specialist safe while performing the repair. In part […]

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Lockout/Tagout Safety on the Jobsite Part 1

Without energy like electricity on jobsites, nothing would get done, but just because it’s common does not mean it’s always safe. Electrocution is one of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) “Fatal Four” in the construction field. However, all energy hazards, not only electricity, need to be taken seriously. It can be found in […]

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