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January 2018 Archives

Understanding pedestrian accidents

Pedestrian accidents can be just as devastating as accidents between two motor vehicles, or an accident involving a motor vehicle and an inanimate object. Without the protection of a vehicle frame around them, pedestrians are far more vulnerable to impact damage from a crash. But what exactly defines a pedestrian accident?

Know your rights after a fatal construction workplace accident

Having a loved one work in construction can be quite stressful. Every day when he or she leaves for work, you probably worry about the potential for an injury. After all, construction workers face relatively high rates of injuries while working, as well as the risk of a fatal injury. There are many kinds of accidents that can happen in an instant, from an electrocution to a fall or falling objects.

Can insufficient oxygen lead to brain trauma?

If you have been exposed to a low-oxygen environment in the workplace, in the home or in other areas of New York, you may have concerns about damage to your brain cells from lack of oxygen. If, since the exposure, you have felt cloudy or have had trouble with cognition, this may present a serious concern and could be the result of exposure to a major health risk. But how possible is it for insufficient oxygen to lead to permanent brain trauma?

Do electrical injuries count for workers' compensation?

Electrical injuries are one of the most common and least discussed accidents to happen to construction workers and other skilled laborers, and if you've suffered an electrical shock you may suffer a number of complications. Others have died from electrical shock related injuries, and under New York workers' compensation law you may wonder if electric shock related injuries or deaths are covered.

Younger Hispanic construction workers at higher risk for injury

Most people understand there is significant risk associated with a career in construction. As a field of work, construction has a relatively high risk, paired with high rates of injuries and fatalities on the job when compared with other lines of work. While all construction workers do risk injury while working, certain people who work in construction are more at risk than others.

Are property owners liable for sidewalks in slip and fall cases?

When a slip and fall accident happens on your New York City property, it can be frustrating to deal with liability if the injured party pursues a case. But what about the sidewalks outside your property? How much liability do you have for maintaining the sidewalks in good condition, especially if those sidewalks are city property?

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