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Category Archives: Workplace Injury

Worker Dies in Construction Accident in Manhattan

An accident in the Garment District in Manhattan led to the death of a construction worker, according to the Fire Department of New York. The FDNY was present on the scene responding to an accident call from a construction project located on West 37th Street near 8th and 9th avenues.  Investigators obtained video taken on… Read More »

Upper East Side Crane Accident Leads to Wrongful Death Trial

A May 2008 accident featuring the collapse of a 200-foot-tall crane on Manhattan’s Upper East Side has had a lasting legal impact. Now, a wrongful death trial that had previously been postponed is once again up and running, and the owner of the crane is the defendant in yet another lawsuit stemming from the accident. … Read More »

Firefighter Files Lawsuit After Suffering Injury in Gas Explosion

A New York firefighter is filing a lawsuit against the city, Con Edison and a landlord of a building in East Harlem after being injured while responding to a major explosion caused by a gas leak this past March. While responding to the explosion, which caused several fatalities, the firefighter says that he suffered a… Read More »

Bronx Frozen Ice King Dies in Workplace Accident

The owner of Delicioso Coco Helado, a beloved Bronx institution since the 1960s, was killed early in the morning on September 19 when he was crushed underneath a security gate. Surveillance footage shows Alfredo Thiebaud, 74, had already pressed a button to lower the gate and was attempting to dump garbage and make it back… Read More »

Construction Negligence Injures Innocent Pedestrians

Times Square was recently the scene of a construction accident when severe rains and winds of 43 mph caused a massive plywood retaining wall to fall down and injure three pedestrians. It took more than two dozen people to lift the wall from the injured victims, who were then rushed to Bellevue Hospital by firefighters…. Read More »

Danger on the Job: Firefighters at Risk

Not many careers require entering burning buildings on a daily basis. As a firefighter in New York, saving lives and property is just part of the job — even when hazardous to your health. In recent months, several blazes have caused multiple firefighter injuries, including: A two-alarm fire in a Brooklyn building injured 13 firefighters… Read More »

Construction Accidents: More than Workers Comp

Trapped over three hours in mud the consistency of quicksand, a New York construction worker had begun to lose feeling in his legs after falling 15 feet into a trench. The mud, intensified by falling rain in June of this year, worsened the emergency on a worksite that was technically shut down by the Department… Read More »

Reasons to Make a Workers Compensation Claim

Workers compensation claims aren’t always about firefighters injured on-the-job or a construction worker maimed by a collapsing trench. The accidents and injuries that can fuel a workers compensation claim can be much less dramatic. However what sort of injuries might qualify? Does an injury have to be dramatic and obvious? The five most common injuries… Read More »

Five Common Workplace Injuries

According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately three million nonfatal workplace injuries in 2011 — representing 3.5 percent of all workers. Some industries, such as mining or logging, have a greater number of accidents, given the dangerous nature of these jobs. However, employees in the service industry or information technology fields also miss… Read More »

Is Workers Compensation My Only Option if I Suffer Serious Injuries on a Construction Job?

When you suffer on-the-job injuries at a construction site, or any other place of employment, the Workers Compensation program can provide important benefits to help you obtain immediate medical treatment. However in certain situations, workers can also file a personal injury claim, to pursue additional compensation. In its online Introduction to the Workers Compensation Law,… Read More »