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February 2014 Archives

Gas leak in a New York mall under investigation

It’s easy to take your safety for granted while you’re at work. You show up each day with every intention of earning a living, but workplace injuries can cause short- and long-term complications to your health. This may lead to expensive medical treatments and even compromise your ability to work. Workers’ compensation is designed to aid you in the event of a workplace accident, and it is important to understand the various types of benefits available for an injury.

Proposed revision of New York Scaffold Law fuels debate

For the longest time, the Scaffold Law has provided protection for construction workers in New York who suffer injuries due to fall accidents while working. The liability for accidents covered under the Scaffold Law mainly rests on the property owners and contractors, as they are required to provide workers' compensation and insurance in these cases. But this practice might soon come to an end as a proposition to adjust the Scaffold Law is made, which puts construction-worker negligence into the equation. Hence, contractors would no longer have absolute liability in falls and injuries.

New York recycling company workers at risk for workplace illness

A lot of New Yorkers make their living working blue-collar jobs. These people are at high risk for occupational illness because they can be exposed to various dangers that may lead to long-term medical care.

Blue-collar workers faced with dangerous temporary work

Temporary labor, especially blue-collar labor, has become a very injury-prone sector of the job market. Due to harsh economic times, many employers have hired temporary workers rather than full-time employees. This is especially true in jobs that require manual labor. For example, workplace settings would include industrial manufacturing facilities, warehouses and construction sites. These workplace injuries often stem from situations in which workers are given little to no training.

Success Stories

  • A 43 year old ironworker who fell four stories and sustained injuries to his ankle while installing a staircase settled his claim for $1,500,000.00. The accident was due to the failure of the building owner and general contractor to provide a safe place to work.
  • A construction worker operating an asphalt roller settled his case for $525,000.00 when the edge of the roadway he was paving collapsed into a trench being dug by a subcontractor causing him to sustain injuries to his leg.
  • A 54 year old commuter settled his case against the NYCTA for $1,200,000.00. when he tripped and fell on a subway platform due to the pavement being in disrepair, causing him to fall forward and to strike his head on a train pulling into the station.
  • The estate of a 64 year old woman received a settlement of $425,000.00 after she was struck and killed by a speeding tractor trailer while crossing the street at the intersection of Richmond Terrace and Port Richmond Avenue.
  • A $1,200,000.00 settlement was reached on behalf of a 54 year old man from Staten Island, New York, who, while in the course of his employment as a bus driver, was rear-ended on the Garden State Parkway and caused to suffer injuries to his back and neck as well as a fractured rib and fractured pelvis.
  • A 47-year-old building superintendent who sustained injuries to his head and right side of his body due to a tripping hazard at his job site received a settlement of $300,000.00 from the electrical company performing work at the site.
  • A 43 year old construction worker was caused to sustain injuries to his back, shoulder and hand when the elevator he was riding malfunctioned and dropped 8 floors. He received $350,000.00 in the settlement of his claim against the building owner, maintenance company and elevator company.
  • The administrator of the estate of a 69 year old man who suffered stage four pressure sores while a patient at a Queens nursing home settled the case for $400,000.00 after the man died.
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