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How Is the COVID-19 Quarantine Affecting Workers’ Compensation Claimants?

If you are in the middle of a workers’ compensation claim, you likely have already experienced the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on your proceeding. Among other things, claimants are dealing with canceled court hearings, difficulty in receiving medical care and transportation problems triggered by the coronavirus. No matter what else is going on in… Read More »

What Types of Personal Injury Claims Might Result from COVID-19 Exposure?

COVID-19 exposure has led to a litany of serious health issues and tens of thousands of deaths. Though everyone’s health is top priority, afflicted individuals and family members of those who have been lost might wonder what type of claims can be brought in relation to coronavirus infections. Though each case is unique and it… Read More »

Due to COVID-19, Some Police Departments Not Responding to Minor Auto Accident Calls

Police officers and other first responders face increased risks due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has changed nearly every facet of our lives. As stay at home orders in many states and cities require non-essential businesses to shut down or cut back on hours in operation, measures are also being taken to protect law enforcement… Read More »

How the Pandemic Is Changing Various Aspects of Federal Civil Law

Anyone who has followed the news since the coronavirus outbreak hit the United States probably knows that the federal government has taken a wide range of actions to address the pandemic’s human and financial costs. One major piece of legislation, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, has received a great deal of… Read More »

Will COVID-19 Change the Workers’ Compensation System Forever?

Even after the worst part of the coronavirus pandemic subsides, it will likely take many years to assess the ways it has altered American society and culture. Certainly, the effects on employment and the healthcare industry will be significant, so we should expect laws to change to address those changed circumstances. Accordingly, states might be… Read More »

Can You Bring an Emotional Distress Claim Related to COVID-19?

The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not only potentially deadly, but can be transmitted by individuals who are not showing any symptoms, so people might fear that they’ve contracted the illness even if they feel fine. While the virus has existed in the United States for months, obtaining a test is still difficult in… Read More »

Drop in Car Crashes, Spike in Bicycle Accidents Linked to Coronavirus

Once Americans came to understand how deadly the coronavirus can be and how easily it is passed from person to person, transportation habits changed. Not only did people drastically curtail business and personal travel, but many stopped going to their workplaces. That has led to a reduction in car accidents at the same time that… Read More »

Know Your Rights – The Dangers of Driving While Using a Cell Phone

Distracted driving is a leading factor in traffic accidents and fatalities in the United States, claiming 3,477 lives in 2015 alone.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates drivers using hand-held cell phones are four times more likely to cause serious injury while driving.  Texting drivers are twenty-three times more likely to injure or… Read More »

Falls Are a Top Cause of Hospitalizations in New York City

According to data released by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, unintentional falls are the most common cause of injury among those who are hospitalized and survive their injuries. The data, which shows the top causes of injury-related hospital visits from 2009 through 2011, shows that falls resulted in over 90,000… Read More »

Childbirth and Related Complications Are a Top Reason for Hospitalization

Complications from pregnancy and childbirth, as well as other perinatal conditions, are a leading cause of hospitalization in New York City. Most births result in short hospital stays, but complications related to pregnancy can keep both mothers and their babies in hospitals for much longer. While some of the reasons for these hospitalizations are natural,… Read More »