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Construction Accidents

We all know those roads that always seem to be under construction. In New York City and Long Island, there are strict rules for navigating construction zones. Many of these traffic rules are in place protect construction crews who must work in these hazardous job sites, but other rules are…

Construction never stops in NYC. Whether it is through rain, snow, sleet, or freezing ice storms, work sites remain open and construction teams continue to go about their jobs, building and maintaining our great city. Long Island workplace accident lawyers see all sorts of injuries each year, and construction workers…

On September 20, 2017, a West Penn Power worker was seriously injured while working on power lines in Florida and helping with Hurricane Irma relief efforts, according to news reports by the Westmoreland Tribune. Electrical injuries are a major threat of severe storms. Following Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the U.S….

When someone is injured on a New York construction site, the injuries can be catastrophic. From brain injuries to amputations, construction site accidents can be some of the worst injuries handled by accident lawyers. What makes them even worse is the complex system of laws one must navigate in order…

Is Workers’ Compensation Your Only Source of Recovery After a Construction Site Injury? New York laws and regulations require that most employers carry workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation insurance provides coverage in the event that a covered employee is injured on the job. The purpose of carrying workers’ compensation insurance…

How Do Injured Workers Receive Benefits? New York laws and regulations require that most employers carry workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation insurance provides coverage in the event that a covered employee is injured on the job. The purpose of carrying workers’ compensation insurance is twofold: it protects employers from being…

If you work in the construction trades, you know that your job is dangerous. The construction industry consistently ranks among the leading segments of the economy for work-related injuries and fatalities. This trend is even more disturbing given recently released data indicating that injuries and fatalities involving construction workers have…

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