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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. […]

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 […]

Silica Poses Hazard for New York Construction Workers

For construction workers, artists or residents exposed to sandblasting and other forms of abrasive cleaning, there is danger in the air. Silica is a common mineral used in the sandblasting process that can cause lung injury, disease and death. After the attack on the World Trade Towers and their collapse, New York residents, emergency responders […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Personal Injury in the Workplace and When to Sue

Most people think that if they’ve been injured on-the-job, they can only collect from workers compensation. While true in some cases, there are exceptions to the rule that enable injured employees to sue for further damages. You may file a products liability suit if you were injured by a defective product If a machine you […]

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