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When the proper safety precautions are not taken, a modern construction site can be a very dangerous place. According to data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction workers account for approximately 20 percent of workplace fatalities nationwide—a highly disproportionate number.  Construction often involves many parties—from contractors and subcontractors to developers and property …

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According to reporting from The Center Square, the New York Grieving Families Act (NY State Senate Bill S74A) is now sitting on the desk of Governor Kathy Hochul. Also known simply as the GFA, the Grieving Families Act would make key reforms to New York’s more than 150-year-old wrongful death law—extending liability to allow for …

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Construction is one of our region’s most important industries. Construction workers make incredibly important contributions to our economy and society. All construction workers deserve fair and safe conditions while on job sites. New York State’s Labor Law 240 (N.Y. Lab. Law § 240) is a construction industry that helps to protect workers.  Also referred to …

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Serious construction accidents and construction work injuries in Syracuse can happen at any time of the day and any time of the year on a construction site. However, certain times of the year pose particular hazards to construction workers. As you may know, the summer months can be brutal due to high temperature and intense …

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Winter safety is important to think about whether you are driving, frequenting restaurants and retail stores, going to work, engaging in wintertime recreational activities, or using consumer products designed for snow and ice. To be sure, weather conditions like snow and ice can make certain tasks significantly more dangerous, and personal injuries can result from …

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Medical malpractice in Albany can take many different forms and occur in different settings, and various types of healthcare providers can be liable for the harm. Patients can suffer injuries as a result of medical negligence when they visit a primary care provider, when they seek quick care in an urgent care facility, when they …

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Construction accidents in New York can occur on nearly any construction site, and they can result from a wide range of safety issues. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), certain types of accidents more commonly result in serious and deadly injuries than others. Indeed, falls are the leading cause of death on …

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In most places, when a construction worker gets hurt on the job, the only option for that construction worker to seek financial compensation is to file a workers’ compensation claim. Indeed, in most states, the workers’ compensation system is known as an “exclusive remedy,” which limits the worker’s ability to seek compensation by filing a …

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When a medication mistake occurs in Albany, who is liable for the resulting harm? Medication errors can have many different causes, and they can take a variety of forms. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a medication mistake is defined broadly to mean “any preventable event that may cause or lead to …

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