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Trench Collapse Accidents Can Cause Many Serious And Fatal Injuries

New York Trench Accident Lawyers

Workers who dig in trenches are uniquely vulnerable to the safety standards adopted by their employers. Unfortunately, given the serious dangers involved with this work, poorly trained and newer employees are often ordered to dig trenches that should be assigned to more experienced workers. Every year, roughly two dozen workers lose their lives due to collapsing trenches. Before addressing this topic further, it’s important to distinguish between excavations and trenches. Stated simply, excavations tend to only involve ground “cavities” or openings made by workers while trenches involve digging deep holes in the ground that can be up to 15 feet wide. Great...

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What To Do If Involved In A Slip And Fall Accident

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 Although the greatest suffering caused by serious fall injuries usually lands upon the shoulders of each injured individual, the rest of society often winds up having to pay some of the financial costs. In fact, since bad falls tend to cause moderate or traumatic brain injuries, New York state often has to pay about 1.3 billion annually, simply to cover the hospitalization fees alone. What follows is a list of frequently asked questions (with answers) about filing a lawsuit due to serious New York City slip and fall injuries. Those who are interested can also visit this link to read more about the...

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New Mandatory Safety Guidelines For Recent Construction Projects In New York City?

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Although new construction projects in New York City nearly ground to a halt due to the pandemic in 2020, new signs of growth have begun to appear in late 2021. In addition to the construction going on at Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side, there are also many new home developments taking shape in the Hell’s Kitchen part of town. In fact, other major construction projects are planned for downtown Brooklyn on Tillary Street and in East Harlem. Yet despite these new signs of construction, all owners and project managers must still abide by COVID-19 restrictions and do all...

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Construction Worker died in Scaffolding Accident

A 38-year-old man, Miguel Rodriguez died in a scaffolding accident at the Morningside Heights construction site on Thursday. The victim fell five stories to his death when his scaffolding collapsed. He was wearing a safety harness, but it was not tethered to the building. Malik Hussain, 26, who is the owner of Classic Painting & Restoration Inc., told city officials probing the death that there was a rigging foreman present at the Morningside Heights site, a safety measure required by law, the Department of Investigation said. The construction site was being supervised by a bogus foreman, Jinal Patel (aged 23) who lacked the...

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EP3 S05: What Constitutes Medical Malpractice ? Attorney FAQ Series

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What is medical malpractice ? An experienced trial lawyer answers your questions [buzzsprout episode='9048689' player='true'] Pick Your Favorite Channel: Apple Podcast | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | RSS Full Transcript: Hi, good afternoon. My name is Arkady Frekhtman and I'm an attorney at the F&A Injury Lawyers here in Brooklyn, New York. I wanted to answer a question that a lot of clients ask, and that is, what constitutes medical malpractice? What is medical negligence, medical malpractice, and how can I, as a client, sue for medical malpractice? Medical malpractice, if we turn to the pattern jury instructions in New York, and this is...

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EP2 S05: How To Win $575k in a Construction Accident Lawsuit ?

NYC Construction Accident Lawyers Discuss a Real Construction Accident Case [buzzsprout episode='8923004' player='true'] Pick Your Favorite Channel: Apple Podcast | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | RSS Full Transcript: Hi, good afternoon. My name is Arkady Frekhtman and I'm an attorney at the F&A Injury Lawyers here in Brooklyn, New York. Today I wanted to talk about a construction accident case in New York City to really illustrate the law, how we deal with litigating a case, how we approach settlement, and a little bit of the process so you can understand how construction accident cases really work. So here's a case that we...

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How To Find Work In NYC With Construction Companies That Promote Safety

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When you need to find a new job quickly in some fields, you can simply research company reputations through quick Internet searches. However, for construction employees who regularly face dangerous conditions, you need to learn more about each company’s safety record before any job interviews. Your very survival and ability to minimize injuries depends on securing this information. The material below looks at ways you can often increase your chances of working for one of New York City’s safer construction companies. Of course, you should also try to improve your personal safety by becoming qualified to join a construction workers’ union....

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Ladder Safety On Construction Site In New York City Faqs

While multiple factors play a role in construction site ladder accidents, two of the most common ones involve poor placement of the ladder and workers reaching away for tools and materials. However, many workers suffer serious or fatal injuries because their employers provide them with the wrong types of ladders for the tasks being assigned. Construction site employers must provide all workers with proper ladder safety and fall protection training. Although staircase falls are the most numerous each year, the second most frequent type falls off ladders in the workplace. The following information notes critical ways that employers and workers can minimize dangers...

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What Are The Four Warehouse Dangers At Work

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Warehouses are large buildings that store "things" such as raw materials, machine or device components, and finished goods for distribution to retailers. They often become busy and even frenetic places during peak demand periods of the year. This places a lot of pressure on their workers to move products rapidly explains one of New York work accident lawyers at the F&A injury law firm. Unfortunately, some warehouse managers solve this by compromising safety as well as pushing their workers too hard and/or making them work long shifts. A warehouse full of rushed people on foot moving among racing forklifts through...

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How To Create Safety Training Programs for Construction Workers

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Construction companies have a duty to provide proper safety training to all their workers so that serious injuries, illnesses, and deaths can be minimized.  Although larger construction site supervisors may hire outside consultants to conduct their training sessions, most moderate-sized and smaller companies create their own programs. Fortunately, OSHA (Occupational and Safety Health Administration), NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) and other government groups publish online training guidelines and standards. Here is a brief look at key factors that construction companies often consider when trying to design their own safety programs. Of course, responsible employers should already be providing...

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