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Fan Sues Baseball Team After Being Struck in Head by T-Shirt Cannon

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On a summer day in June, a man was attending a Mets game with his kids, when he was suddenly hit in the face by a t-shirt launched from a t-shirt cannon. While this may sound amusing, the injury was anything but funny. The man was struck so hard by the t-shirt that he allegedly fell unconscious and suffered both a concussion and a detached retina as a result of the impact.

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Hit and Run Car Accidents

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According AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety, hit-and-run collisions are increasing over the last couple of years. The current statistics show that a hit-and-run crash happens somewhere in the U.S. just about every 43 seconds.  Unfortunately, when dealing with a hit-and-run collision, it may be more difficult to recover through the use of legal remedies.

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Construction Worker Deaths and Injuries on the Rise in New York City

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“Construction has become the deadliest job in New York City,” claims a report from CBS New York, and the statistics show this isn’t just hyperbole. There have been 16 work-related accidents in construction in the past year in New York City, which is more than any other industry, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

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The Perils of Slipping and Falling

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Every year, millions of Americans are sent to the hospital after slipping and falling, whether in their home, at work, out shopping, or elsewhere. While often seen as comical in TV shows and movies, slipping and falling is no laughing matter. It can result in serious injuries, especially for the elderly or people with certain medical conditions. It’s important to take slips and falls seriously, and to understand your legal rights available to you when they occur.

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Falling Object Law in New York

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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.

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U.S. Traffic Fatalities Up 9% in the First Half of the Year

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CNNMoney reported that the National Safety Council (NSC) found that the number of people killed in traffic accidents in the first six months of 2016 was 9% higher than it was in the first half of 2015. The NSC reported that 19,100 people were killed from January 2016 to June 2016 — compared to 17,350 in the same six months last year — and 2.2 million were seriously injured. This year’s numbers were also higher than they were the same time two years ago, when there were 16,251 fatalities on the road.

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Boating Safety for the Summer

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Many people enjoy spending the warm summer days cooling off on the water in a boat.  The Coast Guard sponsored National Safe Boating Week 2015 between May 16-22 to promote boating safety awareness.  This year’s motto was “Wear It!” to encourage people to wear life jackets while boating.

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Swimming Pool Liabilities

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In the sweltering heat of the summer, many people find it refreshing to spend time swimming in their pools.  While pools provide great exercise, recreation and relaxation, accidents can occur as a result of negligence or horseplay.  Homeowners have a duty to take caution in preventing accidents, or then can be held liable.  Failure to exercise due care around the swimming pool can result in injury or drowning.  Drowning is the second leading cause of death in children under the age of fourteen.  It is important to always exercise good safety habits when you, your children or your guests are

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Nurses Face Increased Risk of Workplace Violence

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The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) has estimated that 2 million Americans a year are subjected to violence in the workplace.  Specifically, there has been new light shed on the violence that many health care providers face on a daily basis.  More specifically, nurses are the most likely to experience violence, with up to 82% of emergency room nurses reporting that they have been the subject of physical violence, and 100% claiming they had been subjected to verbal violence, according to a survey conducted by the Emergency Nurses Association. 

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