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May 2019 Archives

The common causes of slip-and-falls in the workplace

If you have tripped or fallen in the workplace, you may have faced significant injuries, yet you still may worry about making a claim. It is important to remember that as long as you have suffered measurable damages as a result of an injury that occurred while fulfilling work duties, no workers' compensation claim is too small.

Drowsy driving and the risk for car crashes

In New York and across the U.S., drowsy driving is becoming an epidemic. In a AAA survey, nearly one-third of respondents said that at least once in the past month, they drove while having trouble keeping their eyes open. Many drivers are not getting the seven hours of sleep every night that the CDC recommends, and some may have a disorder like obstructive sleep apnea that makes them tired even when they get seven hours.

What is the definition of quid pro quo sexual harassment?

If you have had a disturbing experience at work and think that the experience qualifies as a type of sexual harassment, it is likely that you have started to conduct research on the matter. The law on sexual harassment in the workplace can often be confusing at first glance, but this should never discourage you from taking the appropriate action.

Drizzle linked to fatal car crashes

Car accidents in New York can be devastating and may cause people to sustain catastrophic injuries and even die as a result. Many factors, from increased distraction due to smartphones to outdoor weather conditions, can combine to make driving on the roadways a more dangerous experience. One study revealed that even light rainfall can significantly increase the risk for a dangerous or fatal crash. Rain, snow and ice can make roadway fatalities 34% more likely, according to a study from the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

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