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January 2013 Archives

Construction worker killed in fall on New York work site

Working in construction can mean that a person will have to work in dangerous conditions or at high heights on temporary structures. Even though it is quite common for construction workers to be in such hazardous environments, they should be able to expect that they will be safe on a site and that proper safety precautions have been taken by their employers and third parties who are also involved in a project. If any of these people neglect this responsibility, a worker can be seriously injured or killed.

Construction accidents up, safety enforcement down in New York

It might seem like there is always a construction project going on in New York City. With so many reconstruction, demolition and remodeling projects happening throughout the area, safety should be a top priority. Unfortunately, recent reports indicate that this is not the case. In fact, construction accidents in New York have jumped more than 30 percent between 2011 and 2012. This increase in accidents has also resulted in 46 percent more injuries during the same time period.

Wrongful death suit filed against New York cab companies

Among the millions of people who come into New York City everyday are thousands of tourists anxious to enjoy the hustle and bustle of one of the most exciting cities in the world. Those who live in the city may be accustomed to the hectic traffic and congestion that goes on every day, but many people are experiencing it for the first time. Unfortunately, many of these people become victims of a serious car accident.

New York truck accident sends four to hospital with injuries

Accidents that involve a large commercial-sized vehicle can be extremely frightening for victims. One second, you may just be driving alone the highway and the next second, you look in your rearview mirror and see an enormous vehicle barreling towards you. Too often, these truck accidents are caused when a trucker is distracted and does not notice slowing traffic ahead of them, or a truck is following too closely behind a car that has to make an abrupt stop.

Fatal accident involving paparazzo reignites debate

New York is a place full of residents, tourists and celebrities who are in a rush to just get from one place to another. With all the activity and congestion that comes with millions of people crowding into the city on a daily basis, the unfortunate reality is that car accidents are bound to happen. While some of these events cannot always be prevented, others are a direct result of reckless behavior. In some circumstances, it can be difficult to figure out which may be the case.

Case Results

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  • $2.1 million settlement

    for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.

  • $1.6 million settlement

    for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.

  • $2.55 million settlement

    for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.

  • $1.75 million settlement

    for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.

  • $2.5 million settlement

    for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.

  • $1.2 million settlement

    during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.

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