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Nobody should have to be concerned about sustaining serious injuries in an Uber or Lyft ride. Yet, ridesharing vehicles are commonly involved in motor vehicle collisions, and passengers in those vehicles, as well as other vehicle occupants in separate cars or pedestrians and bicyclists can be injured in these crashes. One of the first steps …

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Although OSHA has specific rules that employers must follow when ladders are being used on a job site, New York has its own requirements for ladder usage, and these are much broader in their scope than OSHA requirements. Sections 240 and 241 of New York’s Labor Law make every owner of a project and all …

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In common law jurisdictions, such as New York State, the term ‘tort’ is used to describe “civil wrong.” In effect, it is a legal action for civil wrongdoing, other than a breach of contract. A personal injury lawsuit is a type of tort claim. Most personal injury cases are based on the theory of negligence—but …

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Accidents happen every day. According to research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 39.5 million Americans seek professional medical attention for injuries each year. If your accident was caused by the carelessness or recklessness of any other party, you may be eligible to recover financial compensation through a personal injury case.  A …

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If you suffer from a health problem such as cancer due to exposure to hazardous materials at a superfund site, you may have the right to file a personal injury claim against the party that is responsible for this exposure. A superfund site is a site designated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a …

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Nurses sustain more on-the-job injuries than construction workers, yet many hospitals don’t do enough to protect them, an NPR investigation recently found. Statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that 35,000 nurses suffer back and other injuries every year, many of which stem from lifting and turning patients. Those injuries are serious enough …

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