New York City Personal Injury Blog
Can I Sue My Employer in New York for Not Providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)?
Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. | June 29, 2022 | Workplace Accidents
The short answer is no, at least by default. In most cases, you cannot sue your employer for failure to provide PPE (this is known as the “exclusivity rule”). But you may very well qualify for compensation under your employer’s workers’ compensation plan. If you suffer a workplace accident, it is typically your employer’s responsibility… read more
Will My Insurance Cover Physical Therapy After a Car Accident in New York?
Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. | June 22, 2022 | Car Accidents
A car accident in New York can result in numerous injuries. A victim may sustain back and neck injuries, broken bones, and spinal cord injuries. They may require surgeries and other medical treatments for their injuries. Many car accident victims undergo physical therapy as part of their treatment plan. Unfortunately, physical therapy can be expensive…. read more
I’m a Pedestrian, Who Pays for My Medical Bills After I Was Hit by a Car in NYC?
Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. | June 16, 2022 | Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians are often involved in traffic crashes. Every year, thousands of pedestrians are injured or killed in crashes with cars. The results from these crashes can be life-changing for the injured pedestrians and their families. In addition to coping with a serious injury, or even death, injured pedestrians and their families must also figure out… read more
Do You Have an NYC Wrongful Death Case? 3 Common Examples
Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. | June 10, 2022 | Wrongful Death
A wrongful death action is a claim against a party who caused another person’s death. Wrongful death can occur because of negligent acts or intentional wrongdoing. However, the common factor is that a party’s conduct resulted in the death of a person. Any type of accident can result in a wrongful death claim. Three common… read more
Working Safely in Extreme Weather
Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. | June 8, 2022 | Workplace Accidents
Individuals who regularly work outdoors or inside in certain positions may be subjected to changing weather patterns. In the summer, this can mean battling the heat and humidity, and in the winter, extra effort may be needed to protect from snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. While some states, such as California, have begun to adopt… read more
Are You Liable If Someone Gets Hurt While Working on Your Property in New York?
Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. | May 24, 2022 | Premises Liability
You assume that when you hire a contractor to work on your property, you are not liable if the contractor or their employees are injured. While this might be true in some situations, you could find out too late that you are liable for damages if you exercised control over the project. Therefore, before you… read more
Can I Sue My Employer for Negligence in the State of New York?
Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. | May 23, 2022 | Negligence
Businesses in New York must have workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their employees. Injured workers can file a claim for workplace injuries to receive benefits. However, workers usually cannot sue their employers for negligence because of the exclusive remedy rule in the Workers’ Compensation Code. What is the Exclusive Remedy Rule for Workplace Injuries? According… read more
What Happens If My Uber is in an Accident in New York?
Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. | May 21, 2022 | Car Accidents
Uber and other rideshare companies are popular in New York. Rideshare companies like Uber offer cost-effective, convenient transportation as an alternative to other forms of public transportation. However, what happens if your Uber crashes in New York City? Knowing what happens if your Uber driver crashes is crucial for understanding who is responsible for compensating… read more
How to Report Unsafe Working Conditions in the State of New York
Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. | May 21, 2022 | Workplace Accidents
Employers have a duty to their employees to provide safe working environments. The requirements for safe working conditions depend on the job and the workplace. Even though some jobs and work environments may be more dangerous than others, it does not absolve employers from liability for negligence and intentional wrongdoing. Defining Unsafe Working Conditions in… read more
Tips on Staying Safe When Taking an Uber or Lyft in NYC
Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. | May 19, 2022 | Car Accidents
Even though millions of people use Uber or Lyft in New York, the two most popular ridesharing services, people still worry about whether these taxi alternatives are safe. Though tens of millions of successful rides are completed by Uber and Lyft drivers each year, it quickly makes the news when someone gets hurt. According to… read more