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Personal Injury

Uptick in Speeding Drivers Leading to More Pedestrian Injuries in New York

As reckless driving is on the rise across the country, pedestrians are at greater risk of suffering an injury. If you’ve been injured by a speeding or distracted driver, contact a skilled personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to explore your options for pursuing the compensation you deserve.

Employment Discrimination

A Closer Look at Common Types of Workplace Discrimination in New York

Employees who believe they’ve been discriminated against based on their age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, or other legally protected characteristic have the option to pursue a legal claim to recover compensation or accommodation. An attorney can advise you on how to best proceed.

Medical Malpractice

3 Things You Need to Know About Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in New York

When a medical professional fails to uphold the standard level of care, the patient has the option to take legal action in the form of pursuing a medical malpractice claim. Contact an attorney as soon as possible to determine whether your case is worth pursuing, and if so, what steps to take.

Personal Injury

3 Things You Need to Know About Personal Injury Claims Involving Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can be difficult to diagnose, so it’s essential to schedule an appointment with your doctor soon after the incident to ensure that you receive the necessary medical care. Then, speak to a personal injury lawyer to discuss your options for pursuing compensation.

Personal Injury

How to Pursue a Personal Injury Claim Following a Trucking Accident in New York State

Accidents that involve large trucks can result in significant injuries that may require a long recovery and costly medical bills. Pursuing a personal injury claim against the negligent party can be challenging, so reach out to an experienced attorney for help receiving the compensation you’re owed.

Personal Injury

How to Pursue a Personal Injury Claim Following a Trucking Accident in New York State

Accidents that involve large trucks can result in significant injuries that may require a long recovery and costly medical bills. Pursuing a personal injury claim against the negligent party can be challenging, so reach out to an experienced attorney for help receiving the compensation you’re owed.

Employment Discrimination

How to File an Employment Discrimination Claim in New York

When an employer discriminates against an employee, the employee has the legal right to file a complaint and seek to hold the employer legally and financially responsible for their actions. Working with an attorney is a great first step.

Personal Injury

When is a construction site injury grounds for a lawsuit?

Most of the time, if you get hurt on the job, workers’ compensation benefits will be what protect you from the financial consequences of your injury. Workers’ compensation benefits can help injured construction workers by covering a portion of their wages and their medical costs. These benefits aren’t always the only form of compensation available to injured construction workers.

Personal Injury

When is a construction site injury grounds for a lawsuit?

Most of the time, if you get hurt on the job, workers’ compensation benefits will be what protect you from the financial consequences of your injury. Workers’ compensation benefits can help injured construction workers by covering a portion of their wages and their medical costs. These benefits aren’t always the only form of compensation available to injured construction workers.

Given that construction is a particularly dangerous profession, workers in the construction industry are likely well aware of the risks they have on their job, ranging from the potential for a fall to machinery accidents.

Many workers in construction make every effort they can to keep themselves safe on the job. Sadly, all of that diligence may go to waste if an employee suffers a serious accident on the job caused by someone’s mistake or negligence. Is it also possible to file a personal injury lawsuit after a construction injury?

Some injured workers have a claim against a third party

There are situations in which a worker gets hurt on the job because a supplier or equipment manufacturer provided something defective to that worker or their employer. For example, if an electrical tool used by a construction worker shorts out, it might electrically shock the worker and increase their risk for a fall or other injuries.

When a defective product or piece of machinery fails and hurts someone using it in a professional setting, the manufacturer of that equipment may have some liability for the injuries suffered by the worker. Generally, these kinds of third-party claims will result from defective products or negligence.

Sometimes a worker can bring a claim against their employer

Companies operating in the construction field have an obligation to their workers. They should adhere to state and federal safety regulations for construction workers’ safety. They should provide adequate safety equipment and proper training.

When companies cut corners regarding staff training or the purchasing or maintenance of safety equipment, they may put their workers in harm’s way unnecessarily. If you can show that your employer was not in compliance with construction industry regulations or that they otherwise violated the law or failed to maintain a safe work environment, you may have grounds to bring a claim against your employer if their wrongful acts or negligence directly related to your injury.

Medical Malpractice

How to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Following a Surgical Error in New York

When you are under the care of a medical professional, you put your health and your life in their hands. While the majority of medical …