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Accident Injuries

Safety Tips for Workers

Construction sites are very dangerous, both for workers and those in the nearby area. By following a few simple tips, construction workers can complete their projects while ensuring everyone is kept safe. Construction workers should make an ongoing effort to attend all safety training programs offered by employers, unions, and other local organizations. These courses and seminars can provide new information on job safety even for those who have taken similar classes before. Workers should also always ensure they are wearing proper safety gear for their job. Steel-toed boots, high-visibility vests, helmets, and harnesses are just a few pieces of equipment construction...

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We are workers compensation lawyers here to help

You went to work everyday to support your family. Your income helped to pay the bills and put food on the table. But, in an unexpected moment, this changed because you became injured on the job. Work done on the job has its share of rewards, but can also pose unique medical and financial challenges in the wake of a serious on-the-job injury explain the workers compensation lawyers at the F&A injury law firm in Brooklyn, New York. It's understandable to have many questions when this happens. How will you support your family if you are the primary breadwinner? How will...

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New York State (NYS) Workers Compensation Lawsuits-Claim Guide by Injury Lawyer

As per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 4 million workers were injured on the job during 2005 and 5,700 workers lost their lives from work related injuries. New York State’s no-fault worker’s compensation program is meant to provide financial protection to workers hurt on the job and to provide them appropriate medical care. NYS State law requires employers to purchase insurance in order to provide workers’ compensation benefits to his/her employees. This insurance covers payments for medical care and to replace lost wages. It also provides facility regarding medical treatment. However, denials are common while filing an injury...

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New York Construction Site Accident Lawyers Discuss Building Stairway Accidents in the Workplace

Given the constant pressure to quickly erect all new business and residential skyscrapers, it’s a wonder that stairway injury and fatality statistics aren’t even higher. One study indicates that during one year alone, over eight million people required medical treatment for fall-related injuries. Furthermore, the National Safety Council and the Bureau of Labor Statistics have both noted that falls remain the number two cause of workplace fatalities. When it comes to safely using stairways, we all need to stop and reassess the risks involved. After all, 80% of falls on stairways are due to people’s poor choices – as opposed to...

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Charter and City Bus Accidents Remain a Dangerous Threat

Three people died and 16 others were injured in one of the most serious bus accidents recently in New York City. A speeding chartered bus (traveling at about 58 miles per hour) ran a red light in Queens and hit an MTA bus on September 18, 2017. The entire event was caught on a nearby video surveillance camera showing the danger to NYC from bus accidents. The improper speed of the chartered bus sealed the fate of many. Those who perished included the chartered bus driver, a pedestrian, and a passenger on the MTA bus. Within twenty-four hours, National Transportation...

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The Dangerous Increase in NYC Speeding Drivers During the COVID-19 Crisis

Speeding Drivers During the COVID-19 Crisis

Too many careless drivers are now either speeding or street racing on New York City roadways. This odd behavior poses a major threat to the safety of those on foot or riding bicycles. It also robs all New Yorkers of the chance to quietly stroll down city streets while going to pick up groceries – or simply get some much-needed exercise. Those breaking the law while speeding need to find more mature ways to cope with their frustrations. The New York Times states in one article that speeds have risen by 288% in one section of town. After reviewing several speeding accidents...

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Head-On Collisions Remain a Deadly Threat to Many

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Unfortunately, head-on collisions can be devastating to witness and hard for first responders to handle. And all too often, survivors must endure lengthy treatment regimens and complete long-term rehabilitation programs. However, our law firm’s experience in handling these types of major accident claims can help clients win sizeable settlement awards or fully comprehensive verdicts. Once you contact our office, we will carefully review the facts of your case to see if there’s clear proof that another party negligently caused your accident. In some cases, you may still be able to recover for your injuries, even if a small percentage of fault...

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Possible Case Values for Clients Who May Require Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

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Possible Case Values for Clients Who May Require Arthroscopic Knee Surgery When our firm first meets with new clients, our lawyers always explain that it can be very difficult to provide early estimates regarding a case’s settlement value since so much depends on each case’s unique facts. Furthermore, the main factors that can help us determine the possible range of recovery include whether your injuries are permanent, extensive and require surgery. We must also find out the total cost of your medical treatments – and then use that figure to help us calculate our request for your pain and suffering. It’s also...

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Whiplash Car Accident Case Values Can Vary Greatly

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Whiplash Car Accident Case Values Can Vary Greatly Far too many people suffer painful whiplash injuries due to car accidents caused by others. Distracted driving has become so common, it’s a wonder that most of us safely reach our destinations. Fortunately, most of us are can obtain proper treatment. Yet as our healing continues, we often start asking about the settlement value of our cases.  Once our law firm receives copies of a client’s medical and billing records from their treating doctors, we can then try to provide an educated guess regarding the possible value of each case. However, before that stage...

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