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Construction Accidents

Men at Work

A construction company owner who ignored repeated warnings by the Department of Buildings to install guardrails at a building site has been charged with manslaughter  and indicted in connection with the death of a worker who fell six stories to his death. This story highlights the hazards of construction jobs and the need to insure that laws protecting workers are enforced.

The dangers involved in construction and scaffolding work led the New York State Legislature to pass Labor Law Section 240 and 241(6) to protect construction workers. Scaffold and ladder accidents are usually caused by negligent construction, placement or maintenance of a scaffold or ladder, or a failure to provide workers with protection from the hazards of working at a height. When a contractor or owner fails to provide appropriate safety equipment, a resulting fall can cause catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. Read More→

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Here They Go Again…..

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Recently Michael Cardozo, the chief lawyer at New York City’s Corporation Counsel, called for a cap on pain and suffering damages in Tort lawsuits, citing the City’s need to reduce payouts on personal injury cases.

Didn’t New York State’s legislature just decide this was a bad idea a few months ago when they rejected the caps which were proposed as part of Medicaid reform? Read More→

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Debunking Civil Justice Myths

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
Important New York Medical Malpractice Issue

No one would ever willingly trade good health for a good lawsuit.
In the nearly 50 years that our family has been representing injured plaintiffs we have seen the horrendous ways a serious injury can change a life and forever impact a family. That is why we have fought big business’ attempts Read More→
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Construction Accident Update

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Construction accident lawyers

Despite a one third reduction in construction activity in New York, recent news reports show that the number of workers injured on the job actually rose over the past two years. In 2009 the number of reported construction accidents jumped from 151 in 2008 to 224, even though new building permits were down by one-third. Reported injuries climbed from 178 to 246 in 2009.
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