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    Slip and Fall Accidents Are a Leading Cause of Brain Injuries

    By Michael Barasch

    When an unlucky grandmother slipped and fell down a New York City subway station staircase, her life changed forever. The fall resulted in a traumatic brain injury, leaving the once active woman hardly able to communicate.  Maria Alcantara, a 69-year-old mother of four, had just finished work and was on her way to meet her […]

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    Construction Negligence Injures Innocent Pedestrians

    By Michael Barasch

    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. […]

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    Getting Treatment for PTSD

    By Michael Barasch

    The 9/11 attack was a collective shock to the nation. For some emergency workers, volunteers, and residents, the horror of that day caused a persistent psychological injury. Even a decade later, they have trouble sleeping. Fire engine or police sirens trigger panic. They recall the events they witnessed throughout the day and in their dreams. […]

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    Are Bike Lanes Making New York City Safer?

    By Michael Barasch

    The new bike lanes in New York City have generated controversy. Drivers hate them, and many pedestrians have stories about near-misses with reckless, rude bicyclists. Are the bike lanes a menace, or are they a good step toward improving transportation in this congested city? The city spent $11 million to make 255 miles of bike […]

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  • Auto AccidentsPersonal Injury

    Can We Decrease Distracted Driving Accidents?

    By Michael Barasch

    After decades of public education and strict legal penalties, the United States is finally seeing a reduction in the number of drunken driving accidents and fatalities. Unfortunately, injuries and deaths resulting from distracted driving, particularly those involving hand-held devices, are on the rise. Talking on a cell phone while you are driving makes it four […]

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  • Slip and FallPersonal Injury

    Who Is Responsible for Keeping Snowy Sidewalks Clear?

    By Michael Barasch

    New York City may be photogenic after a snowfall, but the charm soon fades for pedestrians trying to negotiate treacherous sidewalks. Often there is no way to avoid a stretch of unattended concrete. Slipping on an icy pavement can put you at risk for bruises, a broken bone or serious brain or spinal damage. Every […]

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    JAMA Report Questions Link Between 9/11 Exposure and Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) questions the claim that exposure to 9/11 toxins causes cancer.  The report will no doubt be used by those who want to cap or reduce the amount of damages available through the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. However, these findings should be […]

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  • Workplace InjuryPersonal Injury

    Five Common Workplace Injuries

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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

    By Michael Barasch

    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, […]

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    Please Stay in Touch with Us

    By Michael Barasch

    We haven’t had it easy, New York. On top of battling injury, illness, or the loss of a loved one, we withstood devastating visits from Hurricane Sandy and most recently Winter Storm Athena. At [ln::firm_name], we are hoping for safe and swift recoveries for all those affected. It is important that we stay in touch […]

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