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4 Most Common Construction Accidents in NYC

Construction sites can be extremely dangerous, which is why employees are required to wear hard hats when entering in the area. While most construction companies go to great lengths to ensure their ...
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Injuries from Falling off an Unsecured Ladder

Falls from portable or unsecured ladders are one of the leading causes of death among construction workers in the U.S. In fact, over 100,000 people are admitted yearly to the emergency room from ...
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Overhead Power Lines Leading to Electrocutions in Construction Industry

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), electrocutions are the second greatest cause of on-the-job deaths in the construction industry and the fifth leading case of all ...
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Common Accidents in a Construction Zone

People who work on construction sites tend to have an understanding that their job involves some dangers not found in most other professions. However, this does not mean that construction and ...
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The Blame Game Over Worker Deaths in NYC

Tensions continue to mount in the construction accident blame game currently underway in New York as Harco Construction LLC has been found to be responsible for the death of a worker at a non-union ...
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Eye Injuries and Vision Problems Common in Personal Injury Cases

Our eyes are one of the most critical parts of our body, essentially making day-to-day life possible for the vast majority of people. And yet they are incredibly delicate, capable of suffering serious ...
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Injured in a Scaffolding Accident?

It seems that everywhere you turn in New York City, you are going to find a scaffolding somewhere in sight. These makeshift structures are staples to construction sites, industrial jobs, and even ...
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Scaffolding Accidents on the Rise in New York City

Construction is one of the most dangerous occupations in the nation. As estimated by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), construction accidents accounted for approximately 20.5% ...
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OSHA's Ladder Safety Rules

On a construction zone, ladder safety is a topic of great importance. This is because they are often a normal part of a worker’s job, and a small act of negligence or carelessness can result in ...
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Tips to Stay Safe Around a Construction Zone

Safety is everyone’s responsibility, and construction sites are no exemption to this rule, despite them being considerably more dangerous than the average location. But that is the point of this ...
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Workers' Compensation Requirements for Construction Workers

It is important that every American worker should feel protected while working on the job. Every day dangers and those created by someone else’s negligence should not be debilitating or ...
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Construction Related Fatalities on the Rise in NY

Recent analysis has shown that it is a dangerous time to be a construction worker in New York. Records indicate that the number of construction related deaths have seen a sharp increase in recent ...
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State Senate Unanimously Passes Work Safety Act

Last year, the state senate voted unanimously to pass the Work Safety Act. Sponsored by state Senator Diane Savino, this bill is designed to increase protections for construction workers on New York ...
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Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan Secures $950,000 Settlement

The legal team at Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP is pleased to announce that we were recently able to secure a $950,000.00 settlement on behalf of an injured construction worker. The victim ...
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Attorney Ilchert Negotiates $1,250,000 Settlement

Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP is proud to announce that Attorney George Ilchert was recently successful in securing a $1,250,000.00 settlement on behalf of his client, J.P.M. The plaintiff ...
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How Long Will I Have to Claim Workers' Comp Benefits?

In the state of New York, any worker who is injured on the job or while performing a work-related task only has 30 days in which to provide his or her employer with a written or verbal notification of ...
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How Much Is My Construction Accident Case Worth?

There are numerous factors that must be taken into consideration when determining the value of a construction accident claim. The severity of your injuries, the cost of medical and other ...
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Who is Entitled to Workers' Compensation in New York?

Workers' compensation is a form of insurance coverage that employers are required to carry for the purpose of protecting their employees in the event of an unfortunate workplace accident. Other ...
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What Happens When an Illegal Worker is Injured on the Job?

According to recent statistics, a significant number of construction workers throughout the United States are undocumented citizens. Whether due to financial or legal reasons, thousands of immigrants ...
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Filing a Civil Lawsuit after a New York Construction Accident

If you were recently injured in a New York construction accident, you may be wondering what steps you should take to secure compensation. While most manual laborers are entitled to workers' ...
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$1,750,000 Jury Verdict Secured on Behalf of Accident Victim

The legal team at Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP is proud to announce that Attorney Dennis A. Breen recently won a $1,750,000.00 jury verdict on behalf of his client, K.H. The 44-year-old ...
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Slip & Falls Pose a More Serious Risk to Construction Workers

As you may know, slip and fall accidents pose a serious risk to the entire American population. Statistics show that nearly 17,000 people suffer fatal injuries in slip and fall accidents each year and ...
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Who is Liable Under New York Labor Law 240 & 241?

According to the New York City Buildings Department, approximately 250 construction workers are injured annually while on the job, and another 5 to 20 are involved in fatal accidents. It is for this ...
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Can I Seek Workers' Comp for a Psychological Injury?

Unfortunately, all employees in the state of New York are susceptible to the consequences of a work-related accident, but it could be argued that manual laborers are faced with an increased risk of ...
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Big Business Interests Attempt to Repeal New York's Scaffold Law

New York Labor Law 240, also known as New York's "Scaffold Law," was enacted to prevent any more unnecessary deaths in the construction industry. Since a substantial number of workers ...
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