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Union Member Injured by Defective Equipment, $725,000 Settlement

Defective equipment is a leading cause of preventable workplace injuries. It is vital that employers remove any defective or worn down equipment that could cause an injury. Unfortunately, our client’s employer failed to provide his workers with safety equipment, and our client paid the price. Our 31-year-old client, a union member and Oswego lineman was […]

Carlos’ Law: Proposed Legislation for Construction Worker Safety

Have you heard about the proposed legislation entitled Carlos’ Law?  Well, if you have not, it is a Construction Worker Safety bill that is being championed by Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst),  Sens. Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) and Tony Avella (D-Bayside), and 4 other co-sponsors.  Carlos’ Law, known officially as S.4373B, would increase fines and […]

Fall Down Accident on Manhattan Job site, $600,000 Settlement

Our client was on a Manhattan job site that was noticeably unsafe. He warned the general contractor and foreman several times about equipment repeatedly being left scattered around the job site. Even though a cluttered, disorganized job site poses obvious risks for a fall down accident, neither the general contractor nor the foreman did anything […]

Major Retailer Fails to Repair Pothole, $515,000 Settlement

Property owners have a responsibility to maintain their premises. This includes repairing potholes and sidewalk defects. Our client was on an Orange County, NY job site when he was injured on the job. He was manning a trailer when he hit a pothole and was thrown from his seat to the ground. Only after our […]

New York State Construction Fatalities Are on the Rise

According to NYCOSH’s 2019 “Deadly Skyline” Report, Construction fatalities in New York State are on the rise.  This is due to the fact that construction worksites have dangerous working conditions and worker safety is not a priority.  Employers regularly violate safety regulations and rarely suffer any consequences.  NYCOSH’s “Deadly Skyline” Report also discovered that Construction fatalities have […]