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New York and New Jersey accident attorneys at Hofmann & Schweitzer are dedicated to providing current legal information to help you with your construction, railroad or maritime injury case.


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7/8/2015
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New OSHA Rule for Construction Workers in Confined Spaces

Learn why OSHA recently made a new rule for construction workers in confined spaces, what it says, and how many injuries and deaths it may prevent.

Category: Construction Accidents

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7/2/2015
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FRA Passenger Train Safety Advisory June 2015

Learn about the Federal Railroad Administration’s June 2015 Safety Advisory for passenger trains and what FRA wants railroads to do to prevent accidents.

Category: Railroad Accidents

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6/26/2015
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Longshore Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Medical Benefits

Learn the truth about getting fair medical benefits pursuant to the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act if you’ve been hurt on the job.

Category: Maritime Law

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6/24/2015
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Who Will Help You Prove Your Burn Injury Case?

Experts may be important to your recovery after a burn injury. Find out some types of experts that could help you build a strong case and get fair damages here.

Category: Fires and Explosions

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6/2/2015
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New Report Finds New York City Construction Safety in Crisis

Read the latest report on construction worker fatalities in New York City to find out who is most at risk, how accidents happen, and how they can be prevented.

Category: Construction Accidents

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5/26/2015
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Jones Act May Apply to Hudson River Maritime Injuries

Learn what law may apply to you if you’ve been hurt while working on the Hudson River and why it may be important to pursue a fair recovery.

Category: Maritime Law

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5/18/2015
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Injury Due to Unsecured Construction Equipment? Get Answers

Were you hurt by unsecured construction equipment? Find out some questions you should be asking and how to get the answers you need to protect your recovery.

Category: Construction Accidents

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5/8/2015
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Homegrown Fires: Common Causes of House Fires

Avoid property damage and serious injury by learning how house fires tend to start, so you can extinguish your risks. Click here to learn what to watch out for.

Category: Fires and Explosions

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4/28/2015
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New York City Fire Statistics for Fiscal Year 2014

Are fires a big problem in New York City? Find out the latest statistics from the FDNY to better understand New York fires, their causes, and their outcomes.

Category: Fires and Explosions

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4/24/2015
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Clam Boat Injuries and Recoveries

Were you hurt while working on a clam boat? Find out why you may be entitled to a legal recovery for the injury you suffered at sea.

Category: Maritime Law

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4/8/2015
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Construction Accident: Recovering From Your Broken Clavicle

Did you break your collarbone in a construction accident? Find out what your recovery may be like and how to protect your financial and legal rights.

Category: Construction Accidents

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3/28/2015
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What Costs Can You Expect After a Maritime Injury?

Who will pay your medical bills if you are hurt in a maritime accident? Find out what to expect if your employer is paying for your cure.

Category: Maritime Law

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3/24/2015
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How to Gather Evidence After an Apartment Fire

Worried that the evidence critical to your fire injury case has burned? Find out how you may still have all the proof you need.

Category: Fires and Explosions

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3/8/2015
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NTSB Reports on Metro-North Accidents

Five accidents in less than a year led the NTSB to investigate safety on Metro-North. Find out what the NTSB found and how Metro-North responded here.

Category: Railroad Accidents

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2/28/2015
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Railroad Deaths Increase in 2013

Railroad deaths increased in the United States during 2013—bucking the trend of decreased transportation accident fatalities. Find out more here.

Category: Railroad Accidents

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2/24/2015
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What to Do If You’re Burned At Sea

Find out three tips for protecting your recovery if you have been burned in a maritime injury.

Category: Maritime Law

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2/8/2015
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Physical and Financial Recovery from Spleen Ruptured at Work

What treatment will you need if you suffered a ruptured spleen on a construction site? How are you going to afford it? Find out here.

Category: Construction Accidents

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1/30/2015
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Female Maritime Workers Have Equal Rights

Are you a woman working on a commercial fishing vessel? Find out three ways to protect your legal rights and recovery if you are hurt at sea.

Category: Maritime Law

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1/24/2015
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How to Prevent Drunk Crane Operators From Hurting You

Are you worried that a crane operator on your construction site is intoxicated? Find out what you can do to help prevent a serious accident.

Category: Construction Accidents

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12/30/2014
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Why to Get Legal Help for Chemical Pneumonia

How will you get the help that you need if you have suffered chemical pneumonia on a construction site? Learn how a construction injury lawyer can help.

Category: Construction Accidents

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12/24/2014
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Dangers in the Daily Lives of Commercial Fishermen

What makes commercial fishing so dangerous? Find out how four factors can make this a dangerous profession and what to do if you have been hurt.

Category: Maritime Law

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12/8/2014
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Unusual Construction Accidents Can Have Devastating Effects

The unexpected can result in a fatal construction accident. Learn about one example of how this recently happened in Jersey City.

Category: Construction Accidents

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11/30/2014
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Financial Damages Possible After Fall on Deck

Did you hurt your tailbone when you fell on the deck of your commercial fishing boat? Find out what your legal recovery may be and how to protect it here.

Category: Maritime Law

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11/24/2014
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Help Your Spouse Recover From a Construction Ladder Fall TBI

You are an important part of your husband’s recovery. Learn how you can help if he suffered a brain injury after falling off a ladder on a construction site.

Category: Construction Accidents

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11/8/2014
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What to Do If You Hurt Your Wrist at Sea

Will you recover from the wrist injury that you suffered at sea? Find out what you can do to protect your recovery if you were hurt in a maritime accident.

Category: Maritime Law

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