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July 2013 Archives

Are three hit-and-run bicycle accidents related?

Bicycling can be perilous. Although bicyclists helmets for protection, they have fewer protections in accidents than the unpredictable taxis, cars and trucks that they face on New York streets. Adding to the dangers are careless or distracted drivers. These dangers alone should be enough, but in some cases, bicycle riders must deal with hostile drivers as well.

Worker dies when pipe falls on him at New York construction site

A worker at a New York construction site has died after being crushed by a pipe at a construction site. The construction site is at Governors Island, the 127-acre former military base that is being turned into parkland.

Worker killed in fall from scaffold at foundry

Scaffolds are a necessity at many construction sites in New York and other cities. Although they are common, they pose dangers from falls, scaffolding collapses and other mishaps. For that reason, a web of state and federal laws and regulations govern the construction and use of scaffolds. Despite these regulations, workers are still killed in construction accidents.

Effect of bike sharing program on accident rates is uncertain

Could New York City's new bicycle-sharing program, Citi Bike, lead to a spike in bicycle accidents in the coming months and years? Or, could it actually help calm traffic? The answer to these questions could affect the safety of thousands of commuters and tourists looking for a way to get around Manhattan and other boroughs. Because the program is so new, the answer depends on which expert is asked.

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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