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Category Archives: Workers Compensation

As Construction Soars in New York, So Do Workplace Accidents

New York City has seen a significant boom in new construction over the past several years. With it has come a notable increase in construction accidents. According to a report from the city’s Buildings Department, construction deaths doubled and injuries increased by 17 percent in the first seven months of the year. There were eight… Read More »

Worker Killed in Scaffolding Accident at Upper Manhattan Site

A worker died after a construction site accident in Upper Manhattan the afternoon of Thursday, July 12. According to authorities, the 28-year-old man from Staten Island was hit in the head by a piece of scaffolding while working at the construction site for a 13-story building on Riverside Drive, located along the northern end of… Read More »

Family of Worker Killed in Cesspool Accident Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The family of a 59-year-old man who was killed in a cesspool accident in May 2017 has filed a $50 million wrongful death lawsuit with the Suffolk County Supreme Court. In the suit, the family claims the man’s employer, its contractors, the highway department in the Town of Huntington and the owner of the home… Read More »

Worker Killed in Accident While Installing Cesspool in Suffolk County

A worker was killed in an accident that occurred while he was reportedly installing a cesspool at a house in Shoreham in Suffolk County. According to local police and fire officials, the 60-year-old man from Northport died after he was trapped underground in a rubble pile. The accident occurred Saturday, November 18. Officers say the… Read More »

6 Workers Injured When Floor Collapses at Construction Site

Six construction workers were hospitalized after suffering injures while working at a construction site overseen by Rabsky Group in Queens. The accident reportedly happened at around 11 a.m. Monday, June 26, in Long Island City, at 42-20 27th Street. Part of the eighth floor collapsed and fell onto the seventh floor, just hours after concrete… Read More »

Multiple People Injured After Collapse of Concrete Slab in Queens

Six people in Queens suffered injuries when a concrete slab reportedly collapsed at a construction site the morning of Monday, June 26. The accident occurred in Long Island City on 27th Street on the eighth floor of what will become an 18-story building. At the time of the accidents, workers were pouring concrete from a… Read More »

Construction Workers Injured When Scaffolding Collapses at Long Island Construction Site

Six construction workers in Queens were injured after scaffolding at the worksite collapsed. The accident reportedly occurred the morning of June 26 just before 11 a.m., between 42nd Road and Queens Plaza South. Scaffolding had been set up on the fifth floor of the building. Fortunately, the injuries were likely non-life threatening. The New York… Read More »

Workers’ Compensation Reform Debate Heats Up in New York

A recent analysis has found that New York has the third-highest workers’ compensation rates out of the 50 states plus Washington, D.C. Critics of the state’s workers’ compensation system are calling for reform, focusing mostly on the level of care injured workers receive, the costs to businesses and the amount of time it takes to… Read More »

Man Awarded $26 Million in Construction Accident Lawsuit

A jury in a Manhattan Supreme Court case recently awarded a man a total of $26 million for the injuries he sustained in a construction accident in 2012. The court ordered construction company TF Cornerstone to compensate the victim for injuries he suffered after falling off a scaffold. He eventually lost a leg due to… Read More »

Injured on the Job — Is Workers Comp Your Only Option?

Employees who have gotten hurt while working at construction sites often believe that workers compensation is the only remedy available to them. After all, workers comp is designed to compensate an injured worker for lost wages and medical expenses in exchange for waiving the right to sue the employer for negligence. Third-party injuries While this… Read More »