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What You Need to Know About New York’s Scaffolding Laws

Scaffolding is a type of apparatus commonly used by construction workers to perform work on elevated areas of a building, bridge, or other structure. While a necessity for the industry, the use of scaffolding carries certain risks, including the risk of a worker falling from a height, being struck by a heavy object falling from the scaffolding, or being caught between equipment and the structure Read More >>

Who Is Liable if You’re Injured While Walking by a Construction Site?

Construction sites can be dangerous places that have hazards like heavy equipment, high heights, and unstable ground. Contractors, property owners, and construction workers should take care to ensure that there are measures in place to protect those on and near a construction site from accidents. However, sometimes accidents happen, and even those walking nearby a construction site can be Read More >>

Why NYC Construction Accidents Are on the Rise

New York City is home to some of the most recognizable skylines in the entire world. The work completed on construction projects enables New Yorkers and visitors to enjoy the skylines. Unfortunately, the most potentially dangerous industry in New York right now is the construction industry. According to recent research, New York is experiencing increased construction accident injuries. If you were Read More >>

3 Steps to Take After a New York Construction Accident

In 2019, the construction industry saw over 1,000 fatal injuries due to falling objects, crane accidents, falls, and other types of hazards. Around 20% of all work-related deaths are within the construction industry. Many severe or fatal accidents are due to some form of negligence by a contractor, subcontractor, or employer. While the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Read More >>

Trump had injured condo worker wait 9 years to collect payout – NY Post

A 2016 article in the New York Post, by Richard Morgan, was entitled, "Trump had injured condo worker wait 9 years to collect payout". Morgan reported that, "A 51-year-old brass polisher badly hurt in 2007 while working at a Trump condo on Manhattan’s East Side had to wait nine years to collect a payout for his injuries because the billionaire developer’s company waited too long to inform its Read More >>

Injured Workers Have Third-Party Option After Work Comp

Work injuries are life-changing and still all too common in America. Injured workers wonder if they will ever return to work, how they will pay for extended care and rehabilitation, and who will pay the bills while they recover.   Workers' Compensation Today, workers’ compensation insurance is available in all 50 states and covers some medical care and lost income. But with workers’ comp Read More >>

Cement Trucker Charged With School Bus Driver’s Death

This action arises out of a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on July 23, 2012.  On that day a cement truck operated by defendant Raymond Ragen struck a Long Island Railroad overpass on Oyster Bay Road in Locust Valley, New York. The cement truck was an oversized vehicle that could not clear the overpass and should not have attempted to do so.  After striking the overpass the cement Read More >>

Construction Accident Law Firm Wins $10 Million Verdict

ORDONEZ V. 346 WEST 17TH STREET, LLC AND TOPFLITE CONTRACTING, LLC NEW YORK COUNTY Jose Ordonez, a 38 year old construction worker was performing asbestos removal on a cherry-picker at a height of 20 feet at a major construction site in New York City in 2007.  The cherry-picker was not properly secured causing Mr. Ordonez to fall to the ground and sustain back and head injuries. Our firm Read More >>

2.4 Million Dollar Settlement for Construction Worker

Juan Carlos Fajardo v. 100 Motor Parkway Associates: Juan Carlos Fajardo, a thirty three year old construction worker, was injured while working on a six foot ladder at a construction site in Hauppauge, New York. Mr. Fajardo was cutting sheetrock on a ceiling at a height of approximately 8 feet when the ladder he was standing on shifted causing him to fall to the ground. As a result of the fall Read More >>

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