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July 2015 Archives

Understanding the frequency of school bus crashes and injuries

With New York being as busy as it is, there are a large number of vehicles of various kinds on the road. One vehicle that is frequently seen throughout the day is a school bus transporting children. These vehicles are unavoidable throughout the city. With that is a possibility of accidents. Studies into the frequency of accidents involving these buses and the dangers to children under the age of 18 have examined the issue.

What are cash benefits when receiving workers' compensation?

For some New York workers who suffer work-related injuries, there is the opportunity to receive cash benefits through workers' compensation. It depends on the circumstances and the extent of the injuries. It is important for the worker making the workers' compensation claim to understand the rules for being awarded cash benefits. Gathering the proper information will provide details as to who can receive the cash benefits and how much will be awarded.

What is the New York law for a broken or icy sidewalk?

New York City's streets can be a dangerous place for pedestrians, bicyclists and people in motor vehicles. One place that is expected to be safe is the sidewalk. However, when there is a broken or icy sidewalk and a person falls suffering injuries, there is frequently confusion as to who is responsible for it. The law has certain criteria when it comes to premises liability for the sidewalk of a property. Those who have suffered a fall and been injured or lost a loved one to a fatal accident need to understand how this is viewed under the law.

LIRR Involved In 2 Separate Train Accidents

A 45-year-old man from Holbrook was struck and killed by a Long Island Railroad (LIRR) train near the Ocean Avenue Crossing in Ronkonkoma early Wednesday morning, and another person, who has not yet been identified, was struck near the Port Jefferson station on Wednesday afternoon, according to reports.

Victim, Driver Identified In Fatal Barclays Car Crash

Alejandro Moran-Marin, 35, was the bicyclist identified in the fatal car accident on Flatbush and Fourth Avenues, near Barclays Center, on Monday.

Vacant Building Collapse Injures 3 In Brooklyn

A vacant building at 1438 Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant collapsed on Tuesday afternoon, leaving three passersby injured, according to reports. The four-story building was being prepped for demolition. It was not immediately clear why the building collapsed.

Bicyclist Killed, 6 Injured In Barclays Car Accident

A bicyclist and six others were injured in a car accident that involved two cars at the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn on Monday morning, according to reports.

Victims Fatally Struck By LIRR Train Accident Identified

The man and woman who were killed by a Long Island Railroad (LIRR) train in Queens last week were identified by the police. Leanna Belcher and Booker Favors, both 29 years old from Queens, were fatally struck by the train near Hollis station at 2:45 a.m. last Thursday, police said.

Safe-work practices can reduce New York job-site injuries

When New York construction workers enter a job site, the goal is to leave it as healthy as they entered it. But, a job site is a busy place with many dangers for the unwary or distracted. One common set of construction-related injuries that can beset workers is soft-tissue injuries. These are injuries to discs, nerves, muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. Anyone who has ever had a herniated disc, low-back strain or an upper-body injury like a rotator-cuff issue can attest that soft-tissues injuries are not fun.

Glenn Dolan Secures Another Multiple Seven Figure Result

Two weeks ago, Glenn Dolan of Morgan Levine Dolan secured a $2,250,000.00 settlement on behalf of a non-union laborer who sustained permanent injuries to his neck, back and knees  at a Jamaica Avenue construction site in Queens.  The worker was standing on a pile of castings on the back of a dump truck, rigging the top casting to four chains hanging from a front end loader.  With only three of the four chains rigged, the operator of the front end loader lifted the bucket, striking the laborer and knocking him up off the truck and onto the sidewalk below.  Although the operator of the front end loader denied that he hit the laborer with the backhoe, claiming instead that the laborer had slipped from the side of the truck, after years of litigation and extensive negotiations, we were able negotiate this 2.25 million dollar settlement on the laborer's behalf, allowing him to provide some level of financial security for himself, his wife and his young children.