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How common are electrocution injuries in construction?

Construction is hard and rewarding work. You can see the difference your efforts make on a project come together before your eyes. It’s easy to see the difference that you make in a day’s work.

Unfortunately, construction is also hazardous work. Construction sites expose workers to falls, fallen objects, and many more job hazards. Electrocution is one of the risks associated with construction.

New NY law: protections against workplace sexual harassment

If you have ever experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, you understand how difficult reporting it can be. You have limited time to report the harassment and prove that it is real. Some workplaces may even try to force you to use arbitration, keeping your claims of harassment secret from the public. But a new law in New York hopes to reform the workplace sexual harassment and remove those barriers.

New York has taken steps to reform policies on sexual harassment in the workplace. A new bill signed into law in August will increase protections for victims of sexual harassment.

The Potential Dangers Behind Ride-Hailing

Multiple moving parts in an automobile means that something could go wrong at any time. When a recall is issued, owners receive notification as to the steps they must take to fix the defect. Some take immediate action. Others procrastinate. Yet, safety is usually prioritized by drivers eventually.

However, entrepreneurs who base their respective business model on access to motor vehicles may put repairs, however minor, at the bottom of their priority list.

Four vitals steps to follow for personal injury victims

Personal injuries are common and lead to many personal injury claims, subsequent settlements and legal disputes. Personal injuries are the byproduct of numerous reasons like carelessness, poor planning, negligence, distraction, poor maintenance, or the fault of a third-party.

There are four vital steps you would be wise to take if you want to feel secure when pursuing legal action.

Conference Attendees Suddenly Stricken with a Deadly Illness

When thinking about premises liability claims, the natural assumption is that a defect on residential or commercial property resulted in serious injury. Not all cases involve broken bones or head injuries. Physical injuries can occur without the victim being immediately aware that something is wrong.

Between June 22 and July 15, dozens of guests at The Sheraton Atlanta were attending a variety of conferences with topics ranging from baseball to parents of adopted children. Without warning, dozens were stricken with severe illnesses in the days following their departure.

The Growing Dangers of Scooter Accidents

Dr. Robert Glatter works in the emergency room of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. He has treated countless patients involved in motor vehicle crashes. Yet, there is one growingly common conveyance-related injury he has yet to handle.

Scooter accidents.

The Inherent Danger of Common Household Products

Traumatic brain injuries can have effects that last a lifetime. Teenagers who suffer sudden jolts, bumps, or blows that result in TBI may face a much longer road in overcoming the challenges set before them.

While most TBIs result from athletics and related equipment, a new study reveals that everyday items such as furniture and fixtures also play a significant role in injuring young people. Research showed that from 2010 to 2013, 72 percent of emergency department visits by kids from younger than a year to 19 years old could trace the injury back to specific consumer products.

The Dangerous and Deadly Consequences of Medical Misdiagnoses

The trust placed in medical professionals is trust violated upon the discovery that malpractice occurred. Oversights and the overall lack of quality care not only violate the bond between doctor and patient, but also result in serious injuries and death.

Recent research reveals that diagnostic errors, according to one researcher, is the "most common, most catastrophic and most costly" form of medical malpractice.

The back seat could be more dangerous in car accidents

When you have to get around New York City, you may have to rely on rides from a carpool or from friends and family, or from a taxicab or Uber or Lyft. As a passenger, you may feel the back seat is the safest place. But a study released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) this year found that riding in the back seat could cause you more severe injuries.

While front seat safety has increased, the study found that car companies have not increased safety in the back seat. This has caused the back seat to be more dangerous, even in front-end collisions.

How is "Vision Zero" working to protect you?

New York City is always bustling. As a pedestrian in our city, you understand the challenges that come with navigating the streets safely. We may pride ourselves on how well we handle the busy traffic, but there are many reckless and dangerous drivers on our roads.

The Vision Zero campaign is currently working to help combat those dangerous drivers, but is it really protecting you?

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