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“Fatal Four”: Types of construction site accidents

Great heights, heavy machines and underground or roadside work zones all show inherent dangers in a construction site. Some occupations exposed to potential construction hazards are roofers, carpenters, electricians, plumbers and steel workers. But even if this is the case, the Center for Construction Research and Training’s recent trend report reveals that construction employment still rose to […]

Who are at risk for fall injuries in New York?

Anyone can be at risk for a fall injury. Slippery floors at the grocery store and pathway obstructions at work could make you trip or slip, leading to a collision with the ground. Unfortunately, the impact could leave serious injuries, depending on the circumstances. Aside from people with manual labor jobs, individuals with walking issues […]

How do New York dog bite laws protect victims?

Dogs, especially domesticated ones, are generally harmless. Some people stop to take photos and even pet strangers’ dogs. But no matter how cute or friendly a dog seems, one can never anticipate how it will act, which can sometimes lead to bites. Dog bites can result in injuries, or worse, death. It is helpful for […]

5 safety tips for spring driving in New York

After a freezing winter, spring’s comforting warmth is more than welcome, as most of us have probably had enough of driving on New York’s icy roads. But don’t let your guard down. Driving in spring has its challenges, too. When hitting the streets this spring, be sure to keep these five tips in mind. Before […]

Yes, whiplash can cause you to suffer a stroke

When considering the variety of catastrophic and life-changing injuries you might suffer in a motor vehicle accident, whiplash is typically far down the list. Still, whiplash is not pleasant, often leaving individuals with long-term pain and mobility issues. Whiplash is a neck injury resulting from rapid back-and-forth movement of the head. In minor cases, the […]

Employer responsibilities in winter conditions

Working in the snow and cold weather can pose risks that could result in significant personal injury. Employers throughout New York have a responsibility to reasonably protect workers from a variety of winter hazards. Failure to take the necessary safeguards could result in a claim of negligence against an employer. Vehicle safety According to information […]

4 things you need to prove in a New York slip-and-fall case

New York’s commercial and residential property owners have a duty to keep their spaces safe for use, and if they fail to do so and you fall and suffer an injury as a result, you may have grounds for a personal injury case. If your case winds up going to trial, there are certain things […]

When should you worry about a torso bruise after a car accident?

If you are ever in a serious motor vehicle accident, you are undoubtedly going to be thankful for your car’s seat belts. After all, according to the Insurance Insitute for Highway Safety, wearing a seat belt reduces a driver’s risk of dying in a crash by more than 60%. The numbers are similar for front-seat passengers. […]

Front seatback collapses can be deadly in rear-end accidents

As a caring and responsible parent, you understand that placing your children into size-appropriate car seats is a critical safety measure. After all, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, using car seats reduces a child’s chances of dying in a motor vehicle accident by more than 80%. You undoubtedly also recognize that putting […]

What are the risks of ignoring a seat belt recall notice?

If you drive a newer General Motors SUV, your family undoubtedly enjoys your vehicle’s spacious interior. Still, while your SUV gives your young passengers some space to move around, they always should wear their seat belts. Indeed, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, seat belts have prevented more than 50,000 traffic fatalities over the last […]