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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 »

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 »

South Carolina Officer Charged with Murder After Shooting

A 33-year old police officer from North Charleston, South Carolina was charged with the murder of 50-year-old Walter Scott on April 7. The incident rose to national notoriety after a video surfaced online that showed Officer Michael Slager shooting Scott in the back as he ran away from the officer. The case sparked yet another… 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 »

Girlfriend of NYPD Shooting Victim Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

On November 20, 2014, NYPD Officer Peter Liang fatally shot 28-year-old Akai Gurley in a darkened stairwell of the Pink Houses in East New York. The incident reportedly occurred when Gurley opened a door into the stairwell and startled the officer, who fired his weapon and hit Gurley in the chest. Gurley’s girlfriend, Kimberly Ballinger,… Read More »

New York Lawmaker Pushes for Emphasis on Outlaw of Chokeholds by Police

In early summer of 2014, a story from Staten Island made national news when a New York Police Department officer put civilian Eric Garner into a chokehold while arresting him for a petty crime. The officer kept the hold locked in too tightly and too long, and it led to Garner’s death. This was not… Read More »

Allegations of Police Cover-up in Long Island City Wrongful Death Case

Late one night in February 2013, 24-year old Japanese student Ryo Oyamada was struck and killed by a police car while crossing a street in Long Island City. Now, his family’s legal team is working on the case and claims to have obtained new videos that indicate a police cover-up of the circumstances surrounding Oyamada’s… Read More »

New York City Reaches Wrongful Death Settlement with Family of Man Killed By Police Car

Two years ago, in Spring 2012, Tamon Robinson was killed by a New York City Police Department patrol car outside a housing project in Canarsie, Brooklyn. Now, his family has reached a $2 million settlement after filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the city. But the case may not be over quite yet. According to… Read More »