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Do you know how to file a construction accident claim?

Working in construction is always potentially dangerous even if you take the proper safety precautions. Unfortunately, when construction accidents do occur, they are often fairly severe. If you suffer an injury on a construction site, you may have significant medical expenses and may even miss work, costing you income.

Beware of winter weather dangers on the worksite

Warm summer days have largely given way to blustery fall weather. Before we know it, we'll be amid the sub-freezing temperatures of New York winter weather. While many of those who live and work in New York are already looking forward to pulling out their favorite winter coats and scarf collection, those who work in construction are digging through closets for hand and feet warmers or favorite pairs of cold-weather work gloves.

Construction workers' deaths prompt legislative action

Construction workers in New York face a number of hazards on the job that can even be life-threatening. In September 2017, two construction workers fell to their deaths, sparking renewed calls for legislative crackdowns on job sites and developers that fail to provide sufficient protection for workers on the job.

Struck-by accidents more common in the construction industry

Many New Yorkers are employed in construction, an industry that carries some of the highest risks of work-related injury accidents. Among other hazards, the construction industry has the dubious distinction of being the leader among all U.S. industries for struck-by deaths.

How to stay safe on a bulldozer

A bulldozer is a large and powerful machine that cause serious injury or death if used improperly. Therefore, those who operate these machines on New York job sites should be trained in how to use them in a safe manner. Operators should wear a seat belt at all times and should shut off the engine whenever stopping to refuel.

5 common construction accidents young workers face

There are many kinds of construction accidents that take place, from tripping and falling to electrical burns. When you're new to the business, you're at a higher risk of injury. You know less than those who have been working longer, so it's important you receive the correct training. It's your employer's job to make sure you stay safe on the job. Here are five common injuries that young workers face.

4 construction injuries women should watch out for

A growing number of women work in the construction field. There are specific injuries and hazards that pose a threat to women of which you should be aware. As the number of women in construction grows, it becomes more important than ever to work cautiously and to be aware of the benefits provided by workers' compensation in the case of an injury. These are four common injuries women could experience on the job.

Musculoskeletal injuries still common on construction sites

Many construction workers in New York and around the country know what it feels like to suffer a strain or sprain. Musculoskeletal injuries are more common in the construction sector than they are in any other industry, and 40 percent of them are caused by workers overexerting themselves. Improved safety regulations and advances in safety equipment have greatly improved construction site safety, but a report released by the Center for Construction Research and Training indicates that more can be done.

When it comes to construction safety, does size matter?

Are you a New York hardhat working on big and small construction projects? You might think your biggest projects are the most dangerous. After all, they're higher up, there are more chances of people and equipment falling, and more things that could go wrong.

Construction accidents spur discussion of new regulations in NYC

After several high profile fatalities tied to construction site injuries in 2016, lawmakers in New York City plan to introduce new laws to reduce risk. These lawmakers believe that most fatal injuries that involved construction workers in 2016 were preventable. As construction levels more than tripled when compared with the amount of construction in the city in 2009, the rate of construction accidents increased by almost double as well.

  • $2.05 Million Settlement Mother of Two Struck and Killed by Motorist

    StolzenbergCortelli LLP recently resolved a heart breaking wrongful death action. The mother of two was struck and killed, while she crossed a roadway.

  • $1.1 Million Settlement StolzenbergCortelli LLP Settles Trip Over Nail Case

    Terrence and Howard settled a trip and fall case for $1,100,000. In this case, our client (a resident of Brooklyn) was a cleaning lady who was hired to clean the newsroom of the Wall Street Journal.

  • $750,000 Verdict Jane and John Doe v. Defendant Driver

    The names are redacted for privacy reasons. In this automobile accident case, the female plaintiff was injured and suffered seriously debilitating injuries.

  • $525,000 Settlement Injured When the Trailer upon which He was Standing Collapsed

    Our client was a teamster, working at a concrete plant in Westchester, when he was seriously injured. At the time, he was standing on a trailer, which is colloquially known as a "low boy", when the wooden slats upon which he was standing, collapsed.

  • $457,500 Settlement Car Accident Victim With Pre-Existing Neck Injury

    Settled a client's case for $457,500. The client suffered a significant cervical spine injury requiring a fusion surgery.He was t-boned by a car exiting Purdy's farmer and the Fish in Somers, New York.

  • $450,000 Settlement StolzenbergCortelli LLP Settles Construction Accident Case

    Howard Stolzenberg settled a case for $450,000 where a construction worker was forced to use an exterior fire escape ladder to access the top of the building all while carrying a one gallon bucket of paint. The worker fell and fractured his ankle.

  • $100,000 Settlement Teenager Hit From Behind

    We just settled a case for a young girl who was injured when she was struck from behind while waiting at a red light at an intersection near the entrance to the Saw Mill in Yonkers. She had hip and shoulder surgery.

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