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July 2014 Archives

3 Ways Maritime Safety Equipment Can Put You in Peril

It is the equipment that is supposed to save your life-the vest that is supposed to keep you from drowning off the coast of Long Island, the fire extinguisher that is supposed to keep your boat from going up in flames off of Nantucket, or the life raft that is supposed to keep you afloat in the Atlantic. However, when the specific piece of safety equipment that you need no longer works, you need to know why, and you need to know what to do next.

How to Recover From a Construction Building Collapse Injury

This wasn't a simple slip and fall accident that you left you injured. It wasn't the type of construction accident that you routinely watched for and protected yourself against. Instead, while you were on your Riverdale, University Heights, or other New York City job site, the building collapsed around you. There was no time to escape. You did the best you could to protect your head and your spine, and you prayed for survival.

How to Recover From a Construction Building Collapse Injury

This wasn't a simple slip and fall accident that you left you injured. It wasn't the type of construction accident that you routinely watched for and protected yourself against. Instead, while you were on your Riverdale, University Heights, or other New York City job site, the building collapsed around you. There was no time to escape. You did the best you could to protect your head and your spine, and you prayed for survival.

Ship Grounding Accidents: The Danger and the Recovery

You felt the jolt of the impact. All of a sudden the commercial vessel you were working on in Long Island Sound, New York Bay, or out on the Atlantic stopped. The captain or another crew member discovered that the ship had been grounded. It had hit rocks, the seafloor, or another stationary object, and the boat was damaged.

Another NYC Construction Workers Dies in Fatal Work Accident

A 26-year-old construction worker from Rossville reportedly died in a Queens construction accident last month. According tosilive.com, the man fell approximately 5 stories down an elevator shaft at the site of the PS 313 school construction site in Queens. Another construction worker was allegedly hurt by debris in the accident and taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition. The accident occurred shortly after 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 5, 2014.

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.

Speak To An Attorney, Get Help.