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The cost of a drunk driving conviction are astronomical

This blog has discussed on previous occasions how even those accused of drunk driving for the first time face the possibility of imprisonment and will almost certainly have to deal with a license suspension. Additionally, even one DWI or DWAI can have a negative impact on a New Yorker's career, especially if he or she is a licensed professional or drives regularly as part of her job.What might get overlooked, though, is the huge financial cost of a drunk driving conviction. All in all, a person can expect to pay thousands of dollars, if not tens of thousands of dollars, over the course of several years after their conviction.Granted, some of these costs are associated with even just getting arrested for drunk driving. For instance, a person may have to [...]

The cost of a drunk driving conviction are astronomical2019-10-31T00:00:00+00:00

Collapse of building attracts national attention

The construction of a Hard Rock hotel in another state recently came to a devastating and tragic standstill as the framework of the building suddenly gave way and collapsed, leaving the building partially imploded.The accident left at least three people dead, including at least one construction worker. Several others, including workers, were injured, many of them quite seriously. One worker, who broke his leg, said that he had to be rescued after getting buried under a pile of debris.Now, recent information has come to light suggesting that the building had been unstable days before its collapse. Specifically, a video emerged of one of the construction workers saying that he noticed a slab of concrete was showing its age and that some of the support beams were bending.An investigation of the [...]

Collapse of building attracts national attention2019-10-18T00:00:00+00:00

How construction workers can push back against retaliation

Construction workers often worry they may frustrate their employers if they file a workers' compensation claim. Due to the pressure and intensity of their jobs, construction workers can be at higher risk of facing severe injury and are often expected to be back on the job before they're ready. Unfortunately, some employers may not be understanding of a worker's conditions and may mistreat them upon their return. Moreover, it's illegal in most states for construction managers to deal with their crews this way. That's because many construction workers have certain rights regarding their recovery.However, some employers may not always comply with federal and state laws regarding workers' compensation. If a construction worker is currently facing retaliation, they may want to take action.Employer retribution can take many formsEmployers may often use [...]

How construction workers can push back against retaliation2019-10-10T00:00:00+00:00

Forklift operator critically injured at construction site

A man from another state suffered a critical injury at a museum that is well-known nationwide.The accident involved a forklift. According to reports, a construction worker was trying to transport some heavy equipment on a forklift as part of the museum's renovation project. Perhaps because of the weight, the forklift flipped over and trapped the worker between the forklift and a hole in the floor.It took rescuers around 45 minutes to free the trapped man. The rescuers had to use heavy duty equipment and consulted with medical professionals at a nearby hospital during the process. After freeing the man, rescuers took him to the hospital in critical condition. He had severe injuries to both his arms and his legs.The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, indicated that it was [...]

Forklift operator critically injured at construction site2019-10-03T00:00:00+00:00

Who pays for your workers’ compensation claim?

If you're like many people, you care about how your employer perceives you. You want them to see you as a professional and reliable employee. Sustaining an injury on the job may leave you conflicted about what to do. You know that you need medical care due to your work-related injury, but you also don't want to cost your employer and become viewed as a liability.The worst thing that you can do is delay filing your workers' compensation claim. Waiting or delaying filing a claim could lead to a fine and/or misdemeanor charge from the New York Workers' Compensation Board to your employer.Employers must carry workers' compensation insuranceA common misconception and the reason some injured workers fear harming their employer is the belief that the company pays for workers' compensation. [...]

Who pays for your workers’ compensation claim?2019-10-01T00:00:00+00:00
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