Year: 2023

How New York’s Carlos’ Law May Affect Wrongful Death Claims

Posted On May 8, 2023 In Construction Accidents

Construction sites are often hazardous places to work, and unfortunately, accidents resulting in the death of a worker are not uncommon. In response to a tragic incident that occurred in 2015, the New York State Senate recently enacted “Carlos’ Law” to increase fines for contractors and developers who violate workplace safety regulations and cause the death of a worker.

Can You File an Injury Claim in New York if You Are an Independent Contractor?

Posted On May 3, 2023 In Personal injury

When you are an independent contractor, your work-related injuries are not always covered under New York’s workers’ compensation laws. However, that does not mean you are out of options if you get hurt on the job. In fact, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against anyone who may be at fault, including the site owner and construction manager/general contractor.

7 Ways to Look Out for Bikers During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May

Posted On April 24, 2023 In Personal injury

Whether you drive a car, truck, or other motor vehicle, you hold a duty of care to operate your vehicle in a reasonably safe manner to protect yourself and others. Motorcyclists are one of the most vulnerable groups of motorists on the roads due to the lack of protection that motorcycles provide them in the event of an accident.…

Are Crane Accidents Preventable? Top 7 Causes

Posted On April 17, 2023 In Construction Accidents

If you work in construction or walk by a work zone in New York, you may be at risk for a crane accident, which could cause serious injuries. Those who work with or around cranes are responsible for operating them properly and maintaining the equipment to prevent these accidents and keep people working and walking near the crane safe.

Who Is Responsible for an Accident on the Parkway?

Posted On April 11, 2023 In Personal injury

New York parkways are often crowded with cars and other passenger vehicles driving at high speeds, putting drivers at an increased risk of getting into an accident and suffering injuries. If you were hurt in a parkway accident due to another person’s negligence, you should make certain your rights are sufficiently protected.