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October 2016 Archives

Speeding: a top cause of trucking accidents, P.2

In our previous post, we began looking at the topic of speeding in automobile accidents, particularly in truck accidents. As we noted, research has shown that speeding is a top cause of truck accidents. In addition to the “critical events” which speeding can cause on the roadway, research has categorized various underlying causes for truck accidents involving speeding.

Speeding: a top cause of trucking accidents, P.1

Automobile accidents, including accidents involving large trucks, can occur for a variety of reasons. Certain factors are more prevalent than others, of course, and law enforcement, regulators, and lawmakers work to continually address these issues to make our roadways safer.

Seeking compensation for construction site injuries: work with experienced advocate

In a previous post, we looked briefly at the issue of fall protection on construction sites, nothing that employers are required under federal regulations to take certain steps to protect their workers from falls on construction sites. For construction workers who do become injured, of course, the big question is: what are my options for compensation?

Can you sue the government after an injury?

New York City can be a hazardous place to walk. Uneven sidewalks, slippery pavement, spills on floors, poor lighting and other hazards can make a slip-and-fall fairly easy for anyone walking our city's streets. However, many of these types of injuries are preventable, and you can take action against negligent property owners when you are injured on their property.

Fall protection on worksites a big safety issue, for both employers and employees

Fall protection is a big issue in the construction industry, both in terms of the risk for workers and the liability companies can face for failing to abide by safety rules. An example of this is a case involving a roofing contractor based in Syracuse which reportedly owes $96,000 in fines to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration for multiple safety violations.

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