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Construction accidents don't take time off

Construction never stops here in New York City. But it does have busy periods and seasons when business drops off some. Right now is one of the slower periods as we head into the cold winter months.

However, construction accidents occur during all 12 months of the year, unfortunately. In fact, cold weather and icy conditions can make working construction even more hazardous.

Injured at a sports venue? Let us help

When you attend a professional sporting event as a fan, you want to have the best experience possible. The tickets certainly don't come cheap, so you skrimp and save to afford to see the big game from the nosebleed section.

Regardless, you're going to make the best of it no matter how far away from the 50-yard line you may be. But what you didn't count on was being injured in the stands.

Not all New York worksites comply with safety regulations

Earlier this year, thousands of people attended a service in St. Patrick’s Cathedral to remember the 16 construction workers who died on the job in 2018.

Construction is a dangerous occupation, made more so because not all worksites in New York City comply with safety regulations.

Let us handle your personal injury claim

If you were injured in an accident that was caused by another driver, you may be struggling mightily to keep it all together while you recover from your injuries.

It can be quite challenging to meet your day-to-day responsibilities to work and family when you are suffering and still healing. That's why it is a good idea to retain a personal injury attorney to file your claim for you and get the ball rolling on a settlement.

Don't let a drunk driver ruin your Halloween

If you think that Halloween is just a holiday for children to celebrate, you'd be quite wrong. Halloween is actually one of the top five drinking holidays of the year.

Halloween is right up there with New Year's Eve, St. Patrick's Day, the night before Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July when it comes to alcohol consumption. The larger problem is that not all who consume alcohol do so responsibly.

We can help you recover compensation for construction injuries

Do you worry that if you get injured on the job as a New York City construction worker that you may not be able to make a workers' compensation claim? There are many reasons why you might be reluctant to file a claim for benefits.

For some, it could be their status as undocumented workers here in the United States. While it is true that filing a claim for benefits might draw unwanted attention to your plight, it still might be something to consider if you are seriously injured.

Be aware of liability when serving alcohol at gatherings

Whether you are hosting a football game soiree or a Halloween party this fall, it is prudent to keep in mind the social host liability laws. The state's General Obligations Law, Sec. 11-100, deals with compensation for injuries resulting from illegal sales of liquor, which includes sales to already intoxicated persons.

But of course, you aren't selling liquor at your gatherings. You are offering it to your guests with no compensation required. Surely that gets you off the hook, right?

How New York Labor Law protects window washers 14 stories up

You could be washing windows halfway up a skyscraper or repairing fascia on a two-story building. Whatever the project, you have to trust that your scaffolding will work as it should.

Heights pose danger, and if you are more than 20 feet off the ground, Section 240 of the New York Labor Law comes into play.

Personal protective equipment saves lives on jobs

There is always construction going on in Manhattan and the outer boroughs. New York City construction workers have to work in the heat and freezing cold. It's a dangerous industry that is certainly not for the faint of heart. In fact, it can be downright deadly.

Construction workers may be issued personal protective equipment (PPE) like safety glasses when they start working for a company. Other PPE may need to be purchased by the workers, e.g., steel-toed boots, hardhats.

Concert venues responsible for patrons' safety

You were so excited to get tickets to your favorite rap artist's concert here in New York City. You and a group of friends had great plans for the night and had shelled out a great deal of money.

That made it even more disturbing when a rowdy group of concert-goers wound up getting into an altercation in the row behind you. Suddenly, the security team was everywhere and punches were thrown. You wound up with a concussion and a broken rib from a wild roundhouse punch that went awry.

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