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NYC Car Accident Guide

NYC Car Accident Guide

Unfortunately, car accidents occur on a daily basis in New York City. According to a December 2019 New York Police Department report, there were almost 17,000 motor vehicle accidents across the city. Several of these accidents involved injury or death. Suffering the effects of a car accident, even ones that have been deemed as a…
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Compensatory Vs Punitive Damages

How Much Is My Case Worth? People in New York often turn to a civil court to recoup losses for medical bills and treatments, or to get compensation for pain and suffering after being injured in an accident. If the court finds in favor of the plaintiff (the victim), they’ll receive a monetary award for…
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Stop Work Authority – A New York Guide

What is Stop Work Authority? Stop Work Authority (SWA) is a program structured to help prevent accidents from occurring on the job by creating a “safety first” culture. Its design encourages employees and contract workers to step forward and halt working on a job if an unsafe condition is perceived to be present. It is a…
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NY Scaffold Law (Labor Law 200, 240, 241)

It’s no secret construction is one of the most dangerous fields to work in, but what might be less known is workers in New York have specific legal protection under specific sections of the state’s labor law. Unfortunately, construction accidents happen more often than we’d like to hear about. In 2017, the U.S. Bureau of…
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NYC Scaffolding Accident Prevention Guide

At any given construction site, you’ll find scaffolds as part of the landscape. Designed as temporary structures, scaffolds enable construction companies to gain access to higher levels of buildings and serve as platforms for both the site’s workers and materials they need to get the job done.  According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration…
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Why Are NYC Construction Site Accidents On The Rise?

New York City Construction Site Injuries New York City construction sites have experienced a significant spike in accidents. A December 2018 Crain’s New York Business report indicates the year 2018 proved to be the most dangerous year for construction workers since the beginning of the 2008 recession. In 2019 over 287 injuries and five deaths…
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Toy guns can cause serious and even blinding eye injuries

“You’ll shoot your eye out.” We’re all familiar with that line from the iconic holiday movie A Christmas Story in response to the leading character’s repeated requests for a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas. However, many children do suffer serious eye injuries and sometimes even blindness due to accidents with toy guns. One study…
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Winter brings added dangers for outdoor workers

Here in New York, we’re used to extremely cold, snowy, icy winters. However, for people who make their living outdoors, such as construction workers, utility employees and tow truck operators, can face dangerous health consequences from exposure to cold, wet conditions. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, thousands of workers are sickened or…
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Study: Drowsy driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in car accidents on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Drunk and distracted driving receive a good deal of media attention, and rightfully so. However, drowsy driving can be just as dangerous. With many Americans not getting enough sleep, working long hours and having lengthy commutes, it’s become a…
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