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May 2019 Archives

Potential damages in a premises liability lawsuit

Most people in New York do not like being injured and therefore take steps to ensure that they will not suffer one. This means that they may not take unnecessary risks, drive safely, pay attention to their surroundings when they are out in public or in stores and take other precautions. However, there are situations when even the safest people can suffer injuries through no fault of their own. This is because those around them act negligently and cause accidents.

Who is covered under Labor Law 241?

Construction projects are booming in New York right now. That means that there are many construction workers at work throughout the city. All of these projects should be safe, but as these projects can be many stories high and require heavy machinery and materials, there are many inherent dangers at these construction sites. So, it is very important that all safety equipment is being used properly and that other safety regulations must be followed to ensure the safety of the workers.

Seeking compensation in a premises liability action

When people enter the property of others in New York or elsewhere, the premises often look relatively safe. This is because it is the duty of the property owner to ensure that the property is maintained and safe for visitors or patrons. Unfortunately, some safety risks can go unnoticed. Hidden dangers can often be the cause of a serious accident, causing people to suffer injuries and damages.

Top ten OSHA safety violations at workplaces

Over the years it may seem like there have been more and more safety regulations put in place in New York. While sometimes this may seem excessive and can make a project take longer to complete than a worker may want, the regulations are in place to ensure all workers' safety. When these are not followed people can suffer accidents as a result and sometimes suffer significant injuries as a result.

How alcohol affects a driver's ability to drive safely

There are many different ways that people unwind or socialize. However, many of these activities involve drinking alcohol. This can be a way to let loose a little and relax and by itself is not a bad thing. However, drinking too much can cause problems for the people consuming alcohol. It could create social or employment problems depending on what occurs while people are drinking. Additionally, some decisions people make while they are intoxicated can be dangerous as well.

Common accidents that occur while people are shopping

Online shopping is becoming a more popular way to shop in New York, but many people still go to physical stores in order to buy many of the items that they need. People still go to grocery stores for food, convenience stores, department stores for clothing, hardware stores, big box stores like Home Depot and many others. While in these stores they usually are focused on the items that they need to purchase, and are unaware that there are various dangers that can injure them.

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