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January 2019 Archives

Recovering workers' comp following a construction accident

Whether you are a resident or tourist of New York, one is likely to encounter a construction site. Whether a building is being repaired or something new is being built, construction workers are seen throughout the city. Although measures are taken to make these construction sites safe, unfortunate accidents could happen to construction workers at these sites.

How much can one receive through workers' compensation benefits?

There are many different ways that people are injured in New York. Sometimes it is the victim's fault completely and sometimes the injury is due to the negligence of another. When another person or entity is responsible for causing the injury the victim may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, but in many situations they will have to prove fault. However, there are certain situations when the victim may be entitled to compensation regardless of who caused the accident.

Man was driving 100 mph when he caused fatal accident

When people get in their vehicles to drive in New York, most are not thinking that they will be in a car accident. While everyone knows that it is a possibility, they are generally only thinking about getting to their destination and what they need to do once they get there. However, car accidents can occur to anyone, even those who are doing everything right and driving safely. This is because people cannot control the other drivers on the road and sometimes the other drivers do things that make it impossible to avoid an accident.

Holding a property owner liable in a premises liability action

We all likely enter the property of others on a daily or at least weekly basis. Whether you are going to work, school, shopping or to a friend's house, one is accustomed to entering another's property without issue. There is the underlying assumption that the property owner has taken measure to reduce and even eliminate any hazards or dangers that may be present on the property. Unfortunately, this is not always that case. A visitor could suffer a sudden and unexpected injury, giving rise to a premises liability action against the property owner.

What workers are covered by workers' compensation?

New York's workers' compensation program is designed to provide financial assistance to workers who have been injured on the job, so that they can pay for medical care and to help them cope with the loss of income during their recovery. Ideally, an injured worker should file a claim and the employer's insurance provider will then provide the worker with benefits. Unfortunately, the process of filing a claim and receiving the benefits is often difficult. One issue that may come up is a question of the work status of the injured worker. What workers are covered by workers' compensation?

Property owners' liability for injuries caused by crimes

There are many different crimes that occur through New York. Some affect only property such as theft and others affect other people physically such as assaults. However, no matter what type of crime occurred the victims of the crime can be left in a very difficult position. The victim could suffer both physical and financial hardships especially if they were attacked and required medical treatment for the injuries. After a crime sometimes it is difficult for the victim to receive compensation for their injuries, but the victim may have options.

Driver with 9 outstanding warrants causes 4-car crash

Farmingville was recently the scene of a multi-car accident whose details are almost too much to believe. On the evening of Tuesday, Jan 8. 30-year-old Taylor Darienzo ran a red light at the intersection of South Bicycle Trail and Granny Road which caused a 4-vehicle accident. Darienzo fled the scene and was arrested shortly after.

Helping you take action following a New York car crash

As any New Yorker can attest, the roadways in the city are busy. This can lead to drivers getting aggravated, sometimes making impulsive decisions because they are late and stuck in traffic. Whether it is due to the heavy traffic, distractions, intoxication or any other form of negligence, many automobile collisions are caused by negligent drivers. And when one is harmed in a crash, it is important for victims to understand what legal recourses they might have.

Protections for construction workers under Labor Law 241

As the economy had been slowly getting better and better, construction projects began in much more frequency in New York. There were many projects, some of them small and some very large and this requires many more workers. The more projects and the more workers means that there is also a higher likelihood that the workers could be injured in a construction accident as well. Not surprisingly there were many workers that were in fact injured as well.

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