When people think of New York City, a few images come to mind: skyscrapers, hot dog carts, and sidewalks crowded with pedestrians. In recent years, scaffolding has also become synonymous with the Big Apple. Scaffolds, also known as “sidewalk sheds,” are temporary structures on the outside of buildings, usually made of wood or metal poles, that are used by workers while building, repairing, or...Read More
When working on a construction site, workers are subject to many dangers. With this in mind, New York has enacted strong laws to ensure the safety of its construction workers. One of the more common dangers to construction workers is being struck by a falling object on the construction site. Under New York State law, you may be entitled to compensation for these injuries.
New York’s...Read More
When most people think about slipping and falling, they think about silly accidents that can be easily laughed off, or pratfalls in comedies. At worst, they may get concerned about the elderly or people with certain medical conditions falling. However, slipping and falling can cause severe injuries to people of any age or health, and if you are injured, you may be entitled to compensation as a...Read More
Complications from deep vein thrombosis (DVT) affect approximately one hundred thousand people each year. According to the Mayo Clinic, DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in the vein. Most commonly, this occurs in the lower extremities of the body, such as the legs. DVT can be easily prevented and when diagnosed in a timely manner, it may have less severe consequences. However, if left...Read More
Under the New York Labor Law Section 240, also known as the “Scaffold Law,” New York construction workers are provided certain protections while working at elevated heights. The Scaffold Law protects construction workers who are injured as a result of a fall from an elevated height or are hit by a falling object.
Who is protected under Labor Law 240?
To be...Read More
Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. In the United States, there are more than 3 million people diagnosed with skin cancer each year. Skin cancer is the mutation of cells beneath the skin that is often highly aggressive. These highly aggressive mutations grow out of control and form cancerous cells. If left untreated, skin cancer can metastasize or spread to the bones...Read More
In the United States, there are more than one million people that fall into a coma each year. A coma is a medical condition where a person is unconscious. The duration of a coma varies between patients. However, when a coma lasts longer than a few weeks, it is likely that the patient will not recover and may remain in this vegetative state. While a coma may occur as a result of an...Read More
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) contributes to 50,000 deaths each year and 282,000 hospitalizations. According to the Mayo Clinic, a TBI happens when the skull is penetrated from a blow to the head. According to the CDCP, one of the leading causes of TBIs is being stuck in the head by an object. The CDCP estimates that...Read More
Landlord-tenant disputes are quite common, especially if the building being rented is not up to code. In New York, there are a slew of regulations that landlords must follow to ensure their building is safe and livable. A landlord is responsible for the upkeep of the property and for the health and safety of their tenants, which is referred to as the warrant of habitability. If this is...Read More
Rainy weather can make it difficult to navigate the roadways. Here are tips to decrease the risk of an accident during the rain:
- Ensure that your headlights are working and are on at all times.
According to New York State law, if your windshield wipers are being used then your headlights must be on to increase visibility.
- Inspect your vehicle to ensure...