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How can workers' comp help families?

For New Yorkers hurt on the job, workers' compensation usually helps replace some of your lost income while you recover. Along with money to pay the bills and medical care to treat your injury, you may not realize there are social services to help you and your family deal with the frustration and stress that comes with an injury.

What is an attractive nuisance?

Summer means more kids running around the streets of Brooklyn. While it is great to see such youth and the vibrancy it brings to local neighborhoods, having more kids out of the house also increases the risk of them being exposed to danger. You no doubt school your children on what they should avoid in order to stay safe, but try as you might, kids are naturally curious and often unaware of the risks certain things pose. This is what makes an attractive nuisance so dangerous. 

Construction accounts for 20 percent of job fatalities

It is not just New York construction workers who are hurt when safety problems occur at a building site. Depending on the where the renovation, repair or construction is taking place, any number of people may be at risk, including delivery drivers, passersby and other, non-construction employees as well.

When childcare supervisors fail, children can be hurt

Being a parent is a stressful but rewarding experience. As a parent, you have your routines and you know there are certain mishaps that your children will make. In a sense, you are prepared for the unexpected. However, you can't always be watching your child or children. Sometimes, you have to pass your children off to childcare centers and supervisors to ensure that you can get to work or get errands done.

On landlord negligence and tenant safety

One major issue that is prevalent anywhere in the country -- but especially in New York -- is the safety of tenants in their apartments and homes. Some landlords are incredibly negligent, leaving their tenants in unsafe or dangerous conditions that threaten innocent people on a daily basis. Other landlords are good people that simply fail to follow through on some promises, which in turn leave people in a precarious spot all the same.

The many circumstances of premises liability

At Ross & Hill, we have an extensive track record of help people who have been affected and injured as a result of a premises liability issue. We have helped many people in Brooklyn and all across New York City with the serious aftermath of a premises liability case, and it behooves anyone who has been in such an incident to consider an attorney to help them with their case.

Sidewalk accidents can deal life-changing injuries

Walking along the sidewalk is one of the simplest acts, and it is something we take for granted. In fact, no one really even thinks about safely walking along a sidewalk anymore. It is just part of life. But not every sidewalk is safe, and as such, some people suffer terrible injuries when they are just going about their life. Unsafe sidewalks can cause the lives of innocent people to change forever.

A closer look at premises liability

One of the areas of premises liability that we extensively discuss on this blog is slip and falls. These are terrible incidents and the victims of the falls often suffer brutal injuries. But this isn't the only legal concern that can crop up in relation to premises liability.

Businesses should be adamant about protecting their customers

Stop us if you've heard this one before, but a business seemingly failed to keep its premises in a safe condition, and as a result someone was injured. If we sound like a broken record, its because these events happen all the time, and you would think at some point that businesses and property owners would learn that they must uphold their responsibilities and keep their patrons, guests or tenants safe.

Case evaluation critical with premises liability

There are many landlords out there that have the best intentions and then act on those best intentions. They are attentive and smart, and they take care of their buildings and tenants. But there are also plenty of landlords out there that aren't as attentive. They don't mean well. And their buildings show it. As a result, tenants can suffer because these negligent landlords fail to make necessary safety improvements or don't fix problems that are apparent and clear.

New York and scaffold injuries: the law is on the worker's side

New York is a bustling city that is endlessly under construction. Construction workers in any setting perform a dangerous job, but it is especially dangerous in New York given the tremendous heights of many of our buildings and the compact nature of the city. As a result, construction accidents and construction litigation is a major part of completing building projects in the city.

Building owners, property managers can be negligent

The world around us would ideally be in perfect shape, with no dangerous conditions to put us at risk of injury. But we don't live in a perfect world. The world around us is, sadly, imperfect and with that comes negligence, dilapidation and potentially serious risks to innocent people. Premises liability is a legal area that gets at the heart of this idea; and when people are hurt by a building owner's negligence or a dangerous condition that property managers should have been aware of, it is imperative for anyone victimized by these things to consider their legal options.

Recognizing construction site hazards

As a new construction worker, you may not be as familiar with all the hazards of your new job as your more experienced colleagues. As you have seen on new reports, construction zones are dangerous places. Due to the high level of danger, your employer has safety measure in place to adhere to federal and state regulations.

Unsafe building conditions can lead to serious injuries

No matter how many well-intended landlords there may be, there will always be a significant number of landlords who are lazy, negligent and uninterested in maintaining their premises and, thus, keeping their tenants and any guests on the property safe. Sadly, even some of the well-intended landlords can fall victim to unfulfilled requests and fixes that a building needs. That's just the way people are -- we make mistakes.

Factors for proving fault in slip-and-fall accidents

There are a few important factors to consider when you are involved in a slip and fall accident. You may be considering legal action in the wake of such an incident, so it is important to know how to build your case in such circumstances. Knowing your best route to potential success is crucial.

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