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Category Archives: Workplace Injury

  • 75 Fatal Injuries to New York City Workers in 2012

    Posted By David Hernandez || December 23, 2013

    As a personal injury attorney in New York City, I realize the potential hazards of the workplace. Whetheryou’re on a construction site or in an enclosed office, there is always some risk of injury while on the job—or worse,fatality. Unfortunately, not everyone takes these risks seriously. In some cases,it is the employer who fails to take the necessary step of ...
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  • Study: Latinos Account for Most Fatal Falls at NY Job Sites

    Posted By David Hernandez || October 30, 2013

    A study that is scheduled to be released tomorrow reports a very disturbing trend: Although only 41 percent of New York City construction workers identify as Latino and/or immigrant, Latinos and immigrants are the victims of 74 percent of fatal falls on construction sites. The Center for Popular Democracy arrived at this statistic after studying accident investigations of the Occupational ...
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  • Where Can Immigrant Workers Turn After a Workplace Injury?

    Posted By David Hernandez || April 3, 2013

    Employers here in New York state are obligated by law to offer their workers a safe working environment. When employers fail to meet certain legal standards and injuries take place, it is important for workers to be able to obtain compensation for medical expenses and lost income. In many cases, however, it can be difficult for injured workers to get ...
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  • Fatal New York Crane Accident Prompts New Safety Requirements

    Posted By David Hernandez || April 20, 2012

    Earlier this month a crane in New York City, doing work on the No. 7 subway line extension, collapsed. One worker lost his life as a result of the accident. The tragedy has now prompted officials to tighten crane operator safety regulations. In hopes of preventing similarNew York City crane accidents, it was announced yesterday that crane operators must now ...
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