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Are NYC Construction Sites Adapting to COVID-19 Safety Threats?

Construction Sites Adapting to COVID-19 Safety

Now that most New York City construction sites are active again, they are having to figure out how to safeguard their workers against all COVID-19 health concerns. Back in March, when some workers voiced their fears about inadequate safety precautions, a few major changes were made on some sites. For example, social distancing concerns caused some employers to begin having their workers arrive at staggered start times -- so that large groups of employees would stop showing up and trying to enter the grounds at the same time. Other employers began requiring all employees to stop upon arrival and undergo forehead...

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Brain Injury Case Values Can Vary Greatly

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Brain Injury Case Values Can Vary Greatly Predicting the possible settlement value of a head or brain injury case is extremely complicated since most clients experience many unique sets of problems. However, once our law firm has had the chance to review a client’s medical records and billings, we’re in a much better position to try and assign a potential value to a case – assuming there is ample proof of liability of one or more defendants named in the lawsuit. As many clients know, immediate treatment after suffering a head injury is crucial. This holds true whether someone has been injured...

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Falling Debris Accidents Pose Serious Threat to NYC Pedestrian Safety

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Falling Debris Accidents Pose Serious Threat to NYC Pedestrian Safety For decades, most New York City pedestrians have assumed that being hit by a vehicle while crossing the street was the biggest danger they faced. Unfortunately, the December 2019 death of New York City architect Erica L. Tishman put everyone on notice that falling building debris can suddenly take the life of any pedestrian. Ms. Tishman was walking near her office on the southeast corner of 49th Street and Seventh Avenue when a piece of loose terra cotta fell from a building – hitting her on the head and killing her. As...

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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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Falling Debris Accidents Pose Serious Threats to NYC Pedestrian Safety

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Falling Debris Accidents Pose Serious Threat to NYC Pedestrian Safety For decades, most New York City pedestrians have assumed that being hit by a vehicle while crossing the street was the biggest danger they faced. Unfortunately, the December 2019 death of New York City architect Erica L. Tishman put everyone on notice that falling building debris can suddenly take the life of any pedestrian. Ms. Tishman was walking near her office on the southeast corner of 49th Street and Seventh Avenue when a piece of loose terra cotta fell from a building – hitting her on the head and killing her. As...

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Work Hazards Facing NYC Construction Site Painters

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While a painter’s work may not sound very dangerous, major safety risks exist since these workers are often climbing up ladders and standing on scaffolding each day. They must also regularly work with toxic substances and lift heavy tools and equipment. Great stamina, strength and dexterity are required for this work. On an average day, most painters are reaching up, bending down or kneeling while applying coats of paint to various surfaces. They must also carry heavy cans of paint to work sites and wear respirators to make sure they can breathe properly near dangerous fumes. Although many tasks are completed...

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Most Common Injuries Glaziers Sustain on NYC Construction Sites

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New York is among the five states that currently employ the most glaziers in the construction industry. It ranks fourth, right behind California, Texas and Florida – and just ahead of Washington. Although we often notice the many handsome and protective windows that glaziers install in skyscrapers, few of us are aware of the many professional skills they must master before being qualified to ply their physically demanding trade. Besides mounting windows, glaziers are also often asked to design and build skylights, glass doors and indoor paneling. During their apprenticeships, they must learn to read basic building blueprints and handle various...

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New York City Blunt Force Injury Accident Attorneys

At present, Americans age 44 and younger are most likely to die of injuries sustained in motor vehicle crashes, falls or homicides. Blunt force injuries to the abdomen and brain account for a very large percentage of these deaths. No one is fully safe from these events since statistics indicate that they hold true regardless of one’s race, economic status or age. Although serious falls often plague the very young and old, a large percentage of falls also occur in the workplace. Every year, many New York City construction workers suffer blunt force trauma when they fall off scaffolding or are...

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Welders Face Many Safety Hazards on NYC Construction Sites

Welders are crucial to every major construction site project. They’re kept busy using intense heat sources while welding together many different types of parts during all phases of erecting or renovating a building. Although many of their most exacting tasks must be handled in confined spaces, welders must also be prepared to take their tools outdoors to work on scaffolding or different levels of buildings under construction. Besides using their hands, welders often use various tools and machines to weld parts together. They also sometimes need to repair parts that require stronger metal seams -- or that have holes or indentations...

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Most Common Injuries Suffered by Carpenters on NYC Construction Sites

New statistics indicate that carpenters and all other New York City construction site workers now face even greater threats to their safety while on the job. In fact, during one recent year, construction worker deaths rose by four percent – leading to 937 lost lives. Carpenters are among those handling the most highly detailed construction site tasks. While some specialize in building frameworks for floors, walls and doorframes, others spend their days building staircases, shelving and window frames. In addition, carpenters must master the use of many potentially dangerous tools. On some days, they must also climb up high on ladders...

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