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Post-traumatic stress disorder might occur after a car crash

Being involved in a car accident can lead to serious injuries. However, not all of the injuries are easily noticeable. Some injuries, such as emotional trauma aren’t visible to the naked eye, but they do have just as big of an impact on the victim as a physical injury. Emotional trauma has considerable effects on

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New York construction fatalities on the rise

As development has increased throughout New York, so have construction fatalities. The spike in building projects has caused developers to clash with unions over working conditions. Issues such as a lack of safety training and poor reporting standards led the City Council to begin discussing changes in legislation since the beginning of 2017. During a

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How to lessen the likelihood of a scaffold accident

In the construction industry, the use of scaffolds is extremely common. With this, workers are able to work at height in a fast and efficient manner. Unfortunately, just the same as a ladder, working on a scaffold increases the likelihood of a serious accident. Along with this, any accident could cause injury or a fatality.

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Taxi Flipped on Fifth Avenue, Two Hurt

A yellow cab sideswiped another taxi, then hit a lampost and a fence and flipped over on Fifth Avenue near East 49th Street on Wednesday afternoon. The driver, Amin, and his passenger were taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious but stable condition. The attorneys at Morgan Levine Dolan have recovered millions of dollars for car

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Federal repeal of ‘blacklisting rule’ could affect worker safety

During the last administration, workers’ rights groups and unions pushed for a rule to protect workers. This rule, enacted in 2015, was often referred to as the “blacklisting rule.” It required that any company bidding on federal projects with budgets above half a million dollars to report violations of fourteen critical worker safety and labor

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5 questions to ask after a car accident

Motor vehicle accidents can lead to some very serious injuries. With the frantic manner that many drivers take to the road in New York, it is easy to think that you will be involved in an accident on any given day. If you are involved in a crash and suffer an injury, such as a

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Fall from a ladder? You may have legal options

Each and every year, many workers in New York fall from ladders and suffer injuries. If you have recently suffered a fall from a ladder, then you should not hesitate to consult with an experienced attorney who understands New York’s unique ladder laws to determine what legal options you may have for fair compensation. In

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What should you know about crush injuries at a construction site?

Crush injuries are serious matters that can impact workers at a construction site. Many different objects, including heavy machinery, can push construction workers against something and pin them there. When a worker is pinned, he or she can be crushed. The same is true if something falls atop of a worker and crushes him or

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Cyclist Fatally Struck By Box Truck In Manhattan

Kelly Hurley, 31, of the Lower East Side, has died from the injuries she sustained after falling off her bicycle and being struck by a box truck on First Avenue and East Ninth Street, police said.   The driver of the box truck, whose name has not been released, made a left turn onto Ninth

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Fatal Fall at Times Square Construction Site Was Preventable

Jose Cruz, a 59-year-old construction worker from Sunset Park, died on Wednesday, April 12, after falling from an I-beam at 1604 Broadway (near W. 49th Street). As NYC Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler informed reporters that the fall was “completely preventable” and that Cruz should have had “tie offs with his personal protection equipment, which he

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