New York Work Injury Law Blog

Bicyclist Fatally Struck in Hit-and-Run Accident In Queens

Gelasio Reyes, 32, of Queens, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run car while he was riding his bicycle in Sunnyside, Queens, officials said.   Christian Guiracocha, 25, was identified as the driver of the red Ford Focus that allegedly struck Reyes on 43rd Avenue and 39th Street….

Shorter buildings pose heightened risk to construction workers

Considering that falls and falling objects are some of the biggest contributors to construction accidents, you might think that shorter buildings are overall safer for construction workers. You’d be mistaken, in that case. Currently, in New York City, workers are most at risk at non-union job sites, which…

Here’s how commercial construction workers are often injured

Do you live in New York City? Do you work in the Big Apple? If so, you know one thing to be true: You don’t have to look far to find a construction site. As a commercial construction worker, there is nothing better than the thought of doing…

5 tips to help keep construction workers safe

Construction workers are in a dangerous profession. There isn’t any room for unsafe practices when you are in this industry. Employees count on employers to make sure they have the equipment, tools and other points necessary to get the job done safely. When safety isn’t a priority, construction…

The low probability but high costs of catastrophic accidents

As a veteran construction worker, you know that you put yourself at risk every day that you step onto the job site. You could potentially hit your head on any number of protruding pieces of steel, fall into an uncovered hole, or simply hit your thumb while hammering…

Construction workers, accidents and traumatic brain injury

As a commercial construction worker, there’s nothing more important than your health and well-being. Not only should you take steps to remain safe throughout the day, but you expect your employer to do the same. Unfortunately, there are times when accidents occur on a job site. If this…

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