What are cash benefits when receiving workers’ compensation?

For some New York workers who suffer work-related injuries, there is the opportunity to receive cash benefits through workers’ compensation. It depends on the circumstances and the extent of the injuries. It is important for the worker making the workers’ compensation claim to understand the rules for being…

What is the New York law for a broken or icy sidewalk?

New York City’s streets can be a dangerous place for pedestrians, bicyclists and people in motor vehicles. One place that is expected to be safe is the sidewalk. However, when there is a broken or icy sidewalk and a person falls suffering injuries, there is frequently confusion as…

LIRR Involved In 2 Separate Train Accidents

A 45-year-old man from Holbrook was struck and killed by a Long Island Railroad (LIRR) train near the Ocean Avenue Crossing in Ronkonkoma early Wednesday morning, and another person, who has not yet been identified, was struck near the Port Jefferson station on Wednesday afternoon, according to reports….

Victim, Driver Identified In Fatal Barclays Car Crash

Alejandro Moran-Marin, 35, was the bicyclist identified in the fatal car accident on Flatbush and Fourth Avenues, near Barclays Center, on Monday.   An out-of-control car hit Moran-Marin on his bicycle head on and launched him into the air, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene….

Vacant Building Collapse Injures 3 In Brooklyn

A vacant building at 1438 Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant collapsed on Tuesday afternoon, leaving three passersby injured, according to reports. The four-story building was being prepped for demolition. It was not immediately clear why the building collapsed.   A bicyclist and two other people were hurt, authorities said….

Bicyclist Killed, 6 Injured In Barclays Car Accident

A bicyclist and six others were injured in a car accident that involved two cars at the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn on Monday morning, according to reports.   A 37-year-old man driving a Honda Pilot was heading northbound on Fourth Avenue when his…

Victims Fatally Struck By LIRR Train Accident Identified

The man and woman who were killed by a Long Island Railroad (LIRR) train in Queens last week were identified by the police. Leanna Belcher and Booker Favors, both 29 years old from Queens, were fatally struck by the train near Hollis station at 2:45 a.m. last Thursday,…

West Islip Woman Killed in Car Crash

A West Islip woman was killed in a head-on collision with a truck at the intersection of Higbie Lane and Union Boulevard in West Islip, Long Island, on Tuesday morning, according to police.   Julia Schweers, 19, a graduate of St. John the Baptist High School, was fatally…

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