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5 New York jobs that are putting workers in danger

Getting injured on the job can be a stressful event. Some injuries, such as hearing loss, back pain or carpal tunnel syndrome, take a long time to develop. Other injuries including brain trauma, broken bones and burns can happen in the blink of an eye. Depending on the extent of a person's injury, they may be out of work for days, weeks or even permanently.While any worker can get hurt on the job, there are five jobs that were recently examined in a Metro column and identified as some of the most dangerous in New York. Workers in these five industries are among those who confront unusually dangerous situations on a regular basis.Transportation jobs are among those that are quite dangerous in New York. In particular, cab drivers and MTA [...]

5 New York jobs that are putting workers in danger2013-02-26T00:00:00+00:00

Man awarded $1.3 million after slip-and-fall accident in store

Store owners in New York have a responsibility to keep their premises safe and free from hazards. Slippery floors should have proper signage, for example, and any other dangerous conditions should be repaired or blocked off so that people visiting the store are not injured. Unfortunately, too many property owners do not take this duty seriously and end up putting people in danger.One such negligent property owner recently faced a premises liability lawsuit after a visitor to the retail store was seriously injured in an accident. Not only was the owner ordered to compensate the victim for his injuries, but a jury determined that the victim deserved even more than the requested compensation.The accident happened in 2011 when the man was visiting his local Walmart store. While he was strolling [...]

Man awarded $1.3 million after slip-and-fall accident in store2013-02-21T00:00:00+00:00

Does medical malpractice need some TLC?

The average physician in the U.S. has a malpractice claim filed against him or her about every seven years. Considering about 10 percent of a physician's career will be spent dealing with medical malpractice suits, some believe reform is called for. People in New York and throughout the U.S. should be aware that some of the proposed reforms regarding medical malpractice suits include tort reforms and a cap on noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering.Currently, some physicians are subjecting patients to excessive and possibly unnecessary medical tests, which in turn result in the physician being sued and their clinical confidence reduced. Such testing may help to support the doctor's confidence, while at the same time patients are undergoing and paying for potentially unnecessary tests.Most malpractice claims are filed nearly [...]

Does medical malpractice need some TLC?2013-02-15T00:00:00+00:00

Woman’s husband files wrongful death suit in New York City

Losing a loved one is devastating. The pain and anguish that can be left behind can seem unbearable for people and it can certainly be made worse by knowing that a death could have been prevented. When someone dies because of the negligence, inaction or reckless behavior of another person, it may be appropriate for family members to consider filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the party responsible.This is what one man is doing in New York City after his wife died trying to get back to New York City for medical attention. According to reports, the man and his wife were repeatedly denied air travel back to the U.S. because of the woman's weight and medical condition, and she passed away before she could get on a flight back [...]

Woman’s husband files wrongful death suit in New York City2013-02-07T00:00:00+00:00

Car accidents in New York injure more pedestrians than motorists

People living in cities across New York are likely aware at how congested and dangerous certain areas can be. With the number of residents, tourists and business people who flock to areas in Brooklyn, the Bronx and New York City every day, the likelihood of an accident remains too high. Drivers are often distracted or rushed, which can result in a serious car accident that involves other motorists and pedestrians.According to recent data released by the NYPD, New York streets are proving to be particularly dangerous for pedestrians. Sources who analyzed the data from the NYPD found that more than 11,000 pedestrians were hurt in a car accident, while 3,844 cyclists were injured in a crash. Unfortunately, many of the motorists responsible for these collisions rarely faced criminal charges.The borough [...]

Car accidents in New York injure more pedestrians than motorists2013-02-01T00:00:00+00:00
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