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June 2011 Archives

FRA Announces New Report Guidelines for Train Accidents in New York and Nationwide

On May 23, 2011, the Federal Railroad Administration published a new FRA Guide for Preparing Accident/Incident Reports. The changes will go into effect on July 1, 2011. For more than a century railroads have been required to report accidents to the federal government. Over the course of the last 100 years, the requirements for reporting have changed from time to time. The latest changes to the reporting requirements, found in the FRA Guide for Preparing Accident/Incident Reports, have been enacted to comply with the law and, in part, to:

FRA Announces New Report Guidelines for Train Accidents in New York and Nationwide

On May 23, 2011, the Federal Railroad Administration published a new FRA Guide for Preparing Accident/Incident Reports. The changes will go into effect on July 1, 2011.For more than a century railroads have been required to report accidents to the federal government. Over the course of the last 100 years, the requirements for reporting have changed from time to time.The latest changes to the reporting requirements, found in the FRA Guide for Preparing Accident/Incident Reports, have been enacted to comply with the law and, in part, to:

FRA Announces New Report Guidelines for Train Accidents in New York and Nationwide

On May 23, 2011, the Federal Railroad Administration published a new FRA Guide for Preparing Accident/Incident Reports. The changes will go into effect on July 1, 2011.For more than a century railroads have been required to report accidents to the federal government. Over the course of the last 100 years, the requirements for reporting have changed from time to time.The latest changes to the reporting requirements, found in the FRA Guide for Preparing Accident/Incident Reports, have been enacted to comply with the law and, in part, to:

Five Dangers of New Jersey Residential Attic Construction Falls

All construction work has risks, but there may be something about working in New Jersey residential attic construction that has you concerned. You and your employer should be aware of the reasons why falls are a significant threat for New Jersey residential attic construction workers so that you can take the steps that you need to try and minimize the chance of an accident and resulting injury.

What to Do When You Don't Follow the New York Slip and Fall Accident Checklist

There are certain things that are helpful to do after a New York slip and fall accident. However, as New York slip and fall attorneys we recognize that you can't always do everything that is recommended after a slip and fall accident. Sometimes, your injuries were too serious, your attention was diverted, or you simply didn't know what you should do.Don't worry. You still may be able to recover damages for your slip and fall injuries. However, it is even more important to contact a New York slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible.For example, a New York slip and fall attorney may be able to help you if:

3 Things You Deserve to Know About Your New York Construction Lawyer

Have you been hurt in a New York construction accident? Are you trying to decide which New York construction attorney to hire? You may be wondering what you need to know about your lawyer before you hire someone to help you recover the damages that you deserve.

The Greatest Risks Facing Commercial Fishermen

Commercial fishing is dangerous - especially in certain parts of the country such as the Northeast. In order to make fishing as safe a vocation as possible, it is important to understand how fatal fishing accidents are likely to occur. The CDC Reports on Fatal Fishing Accidents 2000 -2009
As a New York Jones Act attorney, I found the statistics compiled by the CDC to be interesting and important for maritime employers, fishermen and their families. Specifically, the CDC found that of the 504 people who died in commercial fishing accidents from 2000 - 2009*:

Why Your New York FELA Attorney Wants You to Know About Millions of Dollars Headed to New York

$354.4 million dollars is headed to New York for use on New York high speed rail plans. As a New York FELA attorney, I appreciate that this significant amount of money comes with the promise of work for railroad workers and the hope of a safer and more efficient rail system.How the Money Will be Spent

However, before the high speed rail system becomes a reality, it must be built and that is not without risks for New York railroad workers. With this federal money, New York railroad workers will be working on projects including:

Why Your New Jersey Construction Slip and Fall Accident is as Dramatic as a Crane Accident

Sometimes the most serious New Jersey construction accident injuries are not the most dramatic. While crane accidents, scaffolding accidents, and ladder accidents may make the news headlines, slip or trip and fall accidents can cause injuries that are equally serious.If you've been hurt in a slip or trip and fall accident on a New Jersey construction site because of:

Fighting To Protect What Matters Most

You are not the only one who suffers after a serious accident. Crushing medical bills and lost wages can be devastating to your family for years.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

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