New York City Personal Injury Blog

What is OSHA’s “Fatal Four”?

Working in construction can be extremely dangerous. These workers put themselves at risk daily, building the structures that are essential to modern life. When accidents happen, the stakes can be much higher because of the nature of construction work.  According to the National Safety Council, construction is considered one of the most dangerous industries to… read more

What Happens if a Leased Car Is Totaled in a New York City Car Accident?

Many people choose to lease vehicles instead of purchasing their cars. Leased vehicles have several advantages. However, because you do not own the vehicle, what happens if a leased car is totaled in a New York City accident? How Do Leased Cars Work? Leasing a vehicle is similar to renting a vehicle. However, the lease… read more

What Are the Current Regulations in New York City for E-Scooters?

The congested city streets of New York’s five boroughs make e-scooters an increasingly popular mode of transportation. It’s no wonder you see these out and about more often — they are small enough to weave through slow traffic lanes, and they have a fun, sporty appeal.  But not all “micro-mobility” vehicles are regulated by the… read more

How Long Does It Take to Get an NYC Personal Injury Settlement Check?

If you’ve recently settled your personal injury case, you’re probably wondering how long it will take to get your money. Bills could be piling up, or you may be putting off medical treatment or surgery until you get your check.  Each case is different, but in all cases, the final personal injury check amount is… read more

I Can’t Work; Can I File For Unemployment Even Though Litigation Is Pending?

Most employees who suffer workplace accidents can seek workers’ compensation benefits but cannot take their claim to court. If a third party (someone outside the company) caused the accident, the worker is free to sue the third party in court for personal injury (a slip and fall accident, for example).  Nevertheless, lawsuits take time to… read more

What Should an Employee Do After a Workplace Accident?

Despite our best intentions, injuries happen every day. Workplace injuries are especially common and can negatively impact your finances and personal life. In fact, in 2020, approximately 3.2 million people were injured at work, and the cost of these injuries and related illnesses ranged from $176 billion to $352 billion.  If you or a loved… read more

What Should I Do with My Settlement Money?

Have you recently received a sizable settlement payment following a car accident or another personal injury incident? A sudden inflow of cash might feel like a godsend, but it might just be another stressor. Either way, you may not be sure what to do with the money. But there are a few options beyond just… read more

Can You Sue Your Employer in NYC If You Were Exposed to COVID-19 at Work?

COVID-19 had far-reaching impacts on many individuals. In addition to going through COVID, some individuals have had to deal with the symptoms of “Long COVID.” The result is a significant health issue that can have life-altering consequences. Some individuals had the choice of working from home or using unemployment benefits to stay at home during… read more

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit

The U.S. Congress recently enacted the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021, which allows certain individuals to sue to recover damages for contaminated water at the Camp. Importantly, the Act prevents the U.S. government from asserting specific immunity in response to lawsuits filed under its terms.  Read on to learn more about Camp Lejeune, the… read more

7 of the Most Common Work-Related Injuries in NYC

With constant construction and growth occurring in the city, New York City experiences its fair share of workplace accidents. Workplace injuries may trigger workers’ compensation claims and/or claims against negligent third parties, such as property owners and contractors.  Here are the seven most common work-related causes of injury in NYC: 1. Slips, Trips, and Falls… read more