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Police misconduct and personal injury claims

While police officers in New York are given broad powers to exercise their duties, there are also state and federal laws that protect the rights of citizens in the event of misconduct. In particular, Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act of 1871 provides a check on the authority of those acting under state law.

Hispanic construction workers at high risk of workplace accidents

Most people know that construction is a rather risky career path. There are many dangerous elements to a construction job, including the potential to fall from a height, heavy machinery, moving supplies and the potential for an electrocution. Anyone who works in this field could end up severely hurt or worse. However, certain people who work in construction face more statistical risk than others in this industry.

What to do after a work injury as an undocumented immigrant

If you are an undocumented immigrant in New York, you might not know what your rights are. This can be true for times when you experience difficulties at work, for example, if you become injured in an accident. As an undocumented immigrant, it is important to read about your rights and how you can be protected by the law in the United States.

Motorcycles: Driving the fine line between safety and tragedy

It's not easy to ride a motorcycle. Other drivers don't always see you, and they make it hazardous for you to be on the roads by not giving you enough space. It's a reality that motorcyclists can get seriously hurt in a crash. What's worse is that serious injuries are more likely for motorcyclists because of their limited protection against impacts.

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