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Category: Hazardous Materials

March 28, 2018 Hazardous Materials

Filing a Lawsuit For Contaminated Water

A New York-based environmental advocacy group, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NDRC) reported that in 2015, nearly 77 million people in the United States lived in places where the water systems violated safety regulations in some form, including the 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act. According to a new study, if you live in the US,… read more

July 3, 2017 Back Injuries,Brain Injury,Burn Injury,Catastrophic Injuries,Construction Accidents,Eye Injury Lawyers,Hazardous Materials,Negligent Security,Personal Injury,Personal Injury FAQs,Premises Liability,Scaffold Accidents,Slip and Fall,Spinal Injuries,Workers' Compensation,Wrongful Death

Personal Injury Claims for Construction Workers

As a construction worker, it’s always possible that you might be lightly or badly injured at the site because of a sudden fall or while handling heavy construction equipment. On certain occasions, it has also happened that cranes bearing heavy loads have lost control and dropped heavy items on people, injuring and disabling them permanently… read more

June 23, 2016 Hazardous Materials,Personal Injury

Hazards of Abrasive Blasting Materials

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the overall incidence rate of cases involving non-fatal occupational injury and illnesses which required absence from work to recuperate in 2014 was 107.1 cases for every 10,000 full-time workers. There were 1,157,410 days-away-from-work cases in state government, local government, and private industry. The same year, the preliminary… read more

June 21, 2016 Hazardous Materials,Personal Injury

Injuries Caused Chemical Plant Accidents or Explosions

As per the estimates reported in the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses that was conducted by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were nearly 3.0 million workplace illnesses and injuries in private industries in 2014. Of these, nearly 2.8 million, or 95.1%, were injuries. The BLS also reported that in 2009, more than… read more

March 2, 2016 Hazardous Materials,Personal Injury,Personal Injury FAQs,Premises Liability,Workers' Compensation,Wrongful Death

Coal Mine Accidents and Worker’s Compensation Insurance

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, coal mining employees have a higher risk of being killed or incurring a non-fatal injury or illness, and their injuries are more likely to be more severe than private industry workers as a whole. In 2007, the fatal injury rate in the coal mining industry was 24.8 per… read more

January 18, 2016 Hazardous Materials,Personal Injury,Personal Injury FAQs,Workers' Compensation

Injured by a Falling Object: Personal Injury Claims

Theoretically, anytime you have been hit and injured by a falling object in New York City, you can file for a personal injury claim. However, unless it is a workplace injury or public facility accident caused by a falling object, it may be rather difficult for you to pinpoint a “guilty party” and proceed with… read more

November 27, 2015 Construction Accidents,Hazardous Materials,Negligent Security,Personal Injury,Personal Injury FAQs,Premises Liability

Recover Your Losses and from the Violence of a Demolition Accident

Demolition activities are one of the most dangerous and hazardous tasks in the construction industry. They can harm not only the workers on site, but passers-by, neighbors, and vehicles in proximity. Demolition also adds to noise pollution in the environment, and must be controlled by experienced professionals. Construction/demolition equipment manufacturers are legally obliged to ensure… read more

October 29, 2015 Hazardous Materials,Personal Injury,Personal Injury FAQs

Fire or Explosion Accident and Personal Injury Claims

New York witnesses several fire and explosions through each year. Fire explosions are usually acts of human negligence and omissions. Fire or gas explosions occur when a safety measure is not in place as expected. It can be a faulty valve, or a smoker’s fire. It can also be an act of arson. In any… read more

July 20, 2015 Hazardous Materials

Handling Hazardous Materials in NYC

When most of us think of handling hazardous materials, we think of strange looking vehicles with bio-hazard symbols and people in hazmat suits dealing with some sort of green mixture of unidentified chemicals. But in places like New York City, there are all types of hazardous materials that may not be readily recognizable by the… read more

May 6, 2015 Hazardous Materials

Lead in Old NYC Housing

Lead paint exposure is an important issue for both renters and those who buy their own homes. These issues are especially important in urban areas where buildings may have high occupancy rates and/or may have been built decades or even centuries ago, and where lax construction or renovation standards may lead to certain kinds of… read more