What Types of Construction Accidents Might Happen in Scaffolding?

Gene Kirzhner Personal Injury & Workers Compensation

Scaffolding is a temporary structure that is built outside of a building to provide an area for construction workers to use to access areas that are above ground. Scaffolding is usually made of wooden planks and various metal poles for support. Scaffolding is used to support the workers themselves as well as their tools and equipment. If a scaffold is …

What to Do After an Accident At Work

Gene Kirzhner Personal Injury & Workers Compensation

Even in the safest of work environments, accidents sometimes happen. Fortunately, the law requires employers to have workers’ compensation insurance to cover the injuries of any employees who are hurt while at work. In order to successfully make a workers’ compensation claim, employees must understand what they should do after an accident. They should also understand that if the accident …

What Should You Do If You’ve Hit a Pedestrian and They Walk Away?

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), nearly 5,000 pedestrians die annually in accidents involving motor vehicles. While there are many possible causes of a pedestrian accident, negligence can be found on the part of either the driver of the vehicle or the pedestrian him or herself. A pedestrian, however, is much more vulnerable than the driver of …

What Qualifies You For Disability in New York?

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If you are suffering from a health condition that interferes with your ability to work, you may have been thinking of filing a disability claim in New York. There are many different types of conditions that may qualify an individual for disability payments and a number of these are listed in a list of impairments entitled, “Disability Evaluation Under Social …

What is Considered a Workplace Accident?

Gene Kirzhner Personal Injury & Workers Compensation

Many types of work environments have dangers that are inherent to them simply because of the nature of the work. One example is the construction industry, but others can involve manufacturing processes or even healthcare. No matter what kind of work you do, it is possible to become injured in an accident while at work. Employers are legally obligated to …