Falls from scaffolds are a common source of construction site injuries. Unfortunately, scaffold falls can cause catastrophic or fatal injuries. New York Labor Law Section 240 provides for damages for workers injured in elevation-related accidents, including accidents that involve worker falls and accidents caused by falling objects that strike workers. On Friday, May 20, 2016,..
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A yellow school bus collided with a car in Queens on Tuesday morning causing the bus to crash into a light pole. According to a report by the New York Daily News, the accident occurred on 167th St. and 73rd Ave. in Fresh Meadows at about 8:10 a.m., Among the 11 people hospitalized, more than..
Three people were critically injured when two SUVs lost control and jumped the curbs, slamming into pedestrians near Rutland Rd. in East Flatbush at about 9:15 a.m. on Monday. A fourth person was listed with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. According to a report by the New York Daily News, the cause of the accident is..
Due to the fact that over 240 million passengers are transported each year, taxi cab accidents tend to happen more often in New York City than in other areas of the country. These accidents can have serious consequences for the passengers, other drivers and pedestrians. Accidents involving taxi cabs are responsible for thousands of serious..
Construction Accident in Brooklyn Seriously Injures Three Workers Construction accidents can range from minor to debilitating to fatal. Individuals who have been the victims of construction accidents may face a number of difficulties including physical limitations, debilitating injuries, emotional trauma and financial losses. As reported in the New York Post, three construction workers at a..
Our Attorneys Protect the Rights of New York Victims of Defective IVC Filters The IVC (Inferior Vena Cava) is a major vein in the human body which transports blood from the lower body to the heart. Retrievable IVC Filters are cage-like, spider-shaped wire devices purportedly designed to protect patients who are at a high risk..
According to a Study by Johns Hopkins Medical Errors are Third-leading Cause of Death in U.S. In a recent study performed at Johns Hopkins and published in 2016, medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States of America. Dr. Martin Makary, a professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School..
First Department Reverses Lower Court Decision Granting Summary Judgment to the City of New York Pursuant to Labor Law 240(1) and 241(6) In the case Siguencia v City of New York 2016 NY Slip Op 03108, the Appellate Division, First Department, reversed the Decision of the lower court granting summary judgment to the City of..
Injuries and Legal Protection at Construction Job Sites in New York — NY Lawyer Jonny Kool explains In this video, our partner and expert on New York construction law explains injuries and legal protection for Construction Job Sites in New York: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=220vXa0BrNE Have you or someone you love suffered a serious injury in a construction..
The partners of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool are proud to announce that we have been named as a Best Law Firm for 2016 by U.S. News & World Report. Two of our partners, Barry Washor and Christopher L. Sallay have been named as Best Lawyers in the fields of medical malpractice and personal..