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Occupational Illnesses Could Qualify for Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation claims are often associated with accidents like falls, equipment malfunctions, motor vehicle accidents and anything else that leads to physical injury. However, certain workplace-related conditions may lead to occupational illnesses, which could also quality you for these benefits. The following are some of the most common occupational illnesses in the United States: Lung… Read More »

Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries may be divided into two main categories: incomplete and complete. Complete spinal cord injuries are those that result in total paraplegia or tetraplegia. Complete paraplegia is a permanent loss of nerve function at or below T1 level, which manifests itself in the loss of sensation and movement of the legs, bladder, bowel… Read More »

Tips for a Successful Workers’ Compensation Claim

If you have been injured at work, you likely have the right to receive workers’ compensation benefits for as long as you are unable to perform your job duties. To make sure your claim is accepted the first time around, there are a few general rules of thumb to follow: Report your injury as soon… Read More »

The Most Common Workplace Hazards in the United States

Each year, a significant number of injuries occur in the workplace across a wide variety of industries. Most of these injuries are the result of one of the following common hazards: Fire. Regardless of what type of industry in which you work, fire is always a risk. According to the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Prevention… Read More »

Group Riding Safety Tips for New York Motorcyclists

Many motorcyclists enjoy taking part in group rides, whether it’s with friends or as part of a large motorcycle rally. However, whenever you pack the road with a large number of riders, the likelihood of an accident increases. Therefore, it’s important to practice good safety while riding your motorcycle in a large group. The following… Read More »

Statistics Reveal Dangers Associated with the Construction Industry

It is well known that the construction industry is one of the most dangerous fields in which to work in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 215 construction laborers were killed in workplace accidents in 2013. If you add in electrical engineers, power line installers and roofers, that number jumps to… Read More »

Brooklyn Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident

A 35-year-old woman from Brooklyn was reportedly walking just a block and a half away from her home when a driver struck her and fled the scene. The woman later died of her injuries while under close supervision at Brookdale University Hospital, according to law enforcement authorities. The woman was walking across the street at… Read More »

Study: Construction Accidents Injure One Pedestrian a Month in NYC

The New York City Department of Buildings has compiled data showing that, on average, one pedestrian per month is injured in a construction-related accident. The Wall Street Journal analyzed the data, choosing to focus on injuries to passersby rather than construction workers. According to the analysis, there were 96 total construction accidents involving injuries to… Read More »

Man Sentenced to Minimum of 25 Years for Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash

A 46-year-old man was convicted in February on one count of criminally negligent homicide and two counts of second-degree manslaughter related to a hit-and-run accident that killed a 21-year-old couple and their newborn son. On April 13, he received his sentence: 25 years to life in prison. The sentence was unusually harsh for this type… Read More »

One Person Killed in New York City Crane Accident

An April 24 crane accident at a New York City construction site led to the death of one person, according to reports from the New York Fire Department. The construction site was on East 44th Street in Manhattan between Second and Third avenues. A representative from the fire department told the media that the accident… Read More »