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December 2018 Archives

Dump truck crashes on the rise

People in New York may have particular concerns about truck accidents, especially since the occupants of passenger cars and other smaller vehicles are far more likely to be seriously injured in case of a crash. Statistics also show that crashes involving large commercial trucks like dump trucks and concrete delivery vehicles are on an upswing. While insurers have raised insurance premiums for commercial truck companies, this has had little effect on the escalating number of accidents. Various initiatives to reduce the risk of driver fatigue also aim to improve roadway safety.

Safety tips for rooftop snow removal

Outdoor work in New York can be physically challenging and dangerous in the best of conditions. But in the winter months, those challenges are amplified by winter conditions, icy roads and accumulated snow. That's why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released a list of winter hazards that employees and employers should understand. Among the most serious threats is rooftop snow removal.

Taking action when hospitalized after a work injury

Accidents can happen in any workplace, and, unfortunately, some of these accidents lead to the hospitalization of an employee. It is likely that this hospitalized employee will be subject to significant medical bills, and that they will have to take time off work in order to recover, missing out on wages. This financial burden should never be placed on the employee, and this is why workers' compensation insurance is mandatory for the majority of workplaces in New York.

Why did my employer lie to me about workers' compensation?

If you were injured as a worker in the state of New York, it is likely that you are aware of the workers' compensation process. Workers' compensation is a type of insurance taken out by employers. Most employers have a legal obligation to take out this insurance so that their workers are protected financially in the event of an accident.

Tips for safe and responsible driving in the winter

Drivers in New York will face many challenges when winter brings wet, snowy and icy road conditions. That's why concerned motorists should have a mechanic check vehicle components such as the brakes, ignition, battery and spark plugs. They could also have the mechanic check antifreeze levels and tire pressure.

Am I a victim of excessive force from police?

If you have had an interaction with the police or law enforcement in the state of New York, it is likely that it was a stressful situation to be in. Law enforcement has received a lot of bad press in the last few years, highlighting occasionally tragic occurrences of police brutality across the United States.

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