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We Must Enact the Grieving Families Act Now

September 7, 2023   /   Construction Accidents

The Lipsig Firm proudly supports NYSTLA’s efforts to enact the Grieving Families Act. Statement from our NY State Trial Lawyers Association:Construction-related deaths in the city are at a 10-year high and Latino construction workers accounted for 25% of the lives lost. New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health (NYCOSH) Executive Director, Charlene Obernauer, calls…

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The Most Dangerous Jobs in America in 2023

June 15, 2023   /   Uncategorized

We all face risks every day of our lives. But some occupations are inherently more dangerous than others. Instinctively, you might have an idea what some of those jobs are. You might think firefighters, police officers and other first responders put their lives on the line to protect others. Yet surprisingly, these jobs are statistically…

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New Building Laws NYC Construction Accidents

April 5, 2023   /   Construction Accidents
construction worker atop building in New York

The NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) has recently updated the city’s building and construction safety regulations. These comprehensive updates include thousands of minor changes and more than 600 major amendments to help improve the city’s safety. These major updates went into effect in January 2022. These updates come as the DOB cracked down on construction…

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How Much Money Do You Get for a Back Injury from a Car Accident?

April 2, 2023   /   Car Accidents
How Much Money Do You Get for a Back Injury from a Car Accident?

Back injuries can be highly disruptive. Not only are they exceptionally painful, but they are also prone to causing lingering pain. Suffering a back injury as a result of another driver’s negligence can be especially difficult, but obtaining just compensation can go a long way toward helping you reach your fullest recovery. While the car…

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Age Groups at High Risks of Causing Car Accidents in NYC

February 25, 2023   /   Car Accidents
young driver

Numerous studies have repeatedly shown that older and younger drivers have an increased risk of causing car accidents than drivers in the mid-age ranges. Based on these studies, the top reasons for this increased risk are age-associated mechanisms and riskier driving behaviors. Various vehicle and environmental circumstances are also cited as common reasons. Some studies…

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Can I Sue My Employer if I Get Injured at the Worksite?

February 24, 2023   /   Construction Accidents

If you are injured on the job, it can leave you facing serious damages and at a loss for where to turn for help. While you generally can’t sue your employer for the losses you experience, you can seek compensation that will help you move forward toward regaining your health and well-being with a workers’…

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Can I Sue the Auto Shop for Negligence?

February 16, 2023   /   Car Accidents

We rely upon our vehicles to get us where we need to be – safely. Part of the process is keeping your car in good repair, and for that, you turn to your trusted auto shop. If the repairs they make, however, are shoddy, incomplete, incorporate defective parts, or are otherwise dangerous, it can put…

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Construction Accident Guide for Injured Workers In 2023

February 9, 2023   /   Car Accidents
Cartoon of injured worker

New York City is in a constant state of repair and growth, and as a result, there’s a whole lot of construction work going on. Construction is one of the most dangerous industries out there, which leaves construction workers at serious risk of being injured on the job. Better understanding your rights and the next…

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Calls for Accountability and Safety Rise After Scaffolding Fatalities

January 31, 2023   /   Construction Accidents
Worker injured under scaffolding

2022 is the most dangerous and deadliest year for construction workers working at heights. According to preliminary data from the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB), as of November 2022, 482 construction accidents have occurred in NYC, which resulted in eight deaths and 496 injuries. Six of these deaths happened due to scaffold or sidewalk shed…

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Winter Driving Accidents in New York

January 24, 2023   /   Car Accidents
Pic of a car accident in the snow

Each year in the U.S., an estimated 24% of weather-associated motor vehicle accidents happen on icy, snowy, or slushy roads, and 15% occur when there’s sleet or snowfall. Likewise, over 1,300 individuals lose their lives, and more than 116,800 individuals sustain injuries in crashes on snowy, icy, or slushy roads. In vehicle crashes, it’s not…

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