While the number of auto drivers and passengers in the United States killed in accidents has declined for the third year in a row, dangers to those outside of motor vehicles remains constant. Every day, pedestrians and bicyclists are injured and killed in accidents caused by distracted and negligent drivers. The Governors Highway Safety Association estimates that in 2018, 6,227 pedestrian fatalities occurred in the United States, representing the highest number in nearly thirty years, and a four [...]

Each year, thousands of workers across New York State are injured in construction site accidents. The physical, emotional, and financial costs associated with these accidents can be devastating to workers and their loved ones. Fortunately, New York State Labor Laws give injured workers and their families the chance to obtain full compensation for their injuries. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, construction site accidents are one of the leading causes of workplace [...]

A young laborer working on a state project fell off a scaffold and suffered serious injuries to his leg and back.  Though he returned to his job within a year, he continued to experience pain at the end of a work day.  John L. Perticone, Esq. said that the insurer for the contractor agreed to pay only after losing a motion to dismiss the claim.  The judge ruled that New York State Labor Law 240 (the “scaffold law”) had been violated.

In 2009 a female employee at Broome Developmental Center commenced an action for sexual harassment. The case was tried before a jury in Broome County Supreme Court during the week of March 12th.  After 2 days of deliberations, the jury returned a verdict this past Monday (March 19th) against Broome Developmental Center, finding they failed to protect the female from the hostile work environment that arose from being a victim of sexual harassment as well as her reporting of the harassment. [...]

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