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What is the Scaffold Law?

The Scaffold law (NY Labor Law Section 240) was enacted in New York in 1885, to protect workers from unsafe conditions. Essentially, the law holds that general contractors and property owners are 100% liable for any gravity-related (falling) accident in which they are at least somewhat at fault.  This means that employers need to proactively […]

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New York City Cyclist Injured After Collision with Bus

In late July 2014, a cyclist on the Hudson River Greenway was severely injured by a NY Waterway Shuttle bus in Hell’s Kitchen (NY Waterway buses cross the greenway to access the 39th Street ferry terminal).

According to New York City Fire Department, the crash took place at 40th Street at approximately 9:42 a.m.  Bystanders reported that […]

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Taxi Jumps Curb Injuring 3 Pedestrians

In Manhattan’s Upper East Side, three people were hospitalized after a cab jumped a curb on the morning of July 5th, 2014.  The driver apparently lost control of his taxi, consequentially endangering the lives of nearby pedestrians.

According to reports, the taxi was traveling southbound on York Avenue between 78th and 79th streets when it […]

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Winter Weather is Here

Winter Weather is Here

Winter weather has arrived in full force. We have already had three snow storms and conditions are hazardous. This is the time of year when everyone worries about slips and falls on snow or ice. If you are injured, who is responsible? If you own property you need to […]

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