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Slips are falls are common among workers and the elderly

Each year, more than 8 million Americans end up visiting emergency rooms after a fall. According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), these occasions account for just over 21 percent of all hospital visits. Slips and falls account for 12 percent of these types of incidents.

Data collected by the NFSI shows that women are more likely to become involved in a slip-and-fall incident than their male counterparts. Despite this, Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows that of all falls that occur in the workplace, women are involved in only 5 percent of them. Men are involved in 11 percent of them. The fall-related fatality rate between the two genders is equal.

Recognize the symptoms of lead paint poisoning in kids

Last week, the Health Department revealed that since 2012, over 1,000 children living in New York City public housing have tested positive for lead poisoning. The DOH stated that while the rate of pediatric lead poisoning within private housing has declined, the rate within public housing has remained static.

In light of the DOH’s recent findings, it is important for New Yorkers—especially New Yorkers who have lived in public housing—to recognize the signs of lead paint poisoning in children.

What is sexual harassment and what should I do if I'm a victim?

The New York State Office of the Attorney General defines sexual harassment as any type of gender-based discrimination that involves some type of unwelcome sexual conduct. They note that it can come from a co-worker, customer, supervisor or client. It warns that no matter who it comes from, all sexual harassment is illegal.

Physical, verbal and visual offenses may all be described as sexual harassment. Any individual who is asked to do something sexually suggestive or to perform some type of sexual favor may be in violation of New York's sexual harassment laws. So may someone who is forced to look at sexually explicit images, is forced to listen to similar types of jokes or is at the receiving end of inappropriate gestures.

Residents at risk from crumbling sidewalks

New York is a city that prides itself on the amount of transportation options people have. People that want to get somewhere quick use the subway or a taxi. If someone wants to save money and get a good exercise in, they can use the sidewalk and cross the streets while slowly exploring the sites this city has to offer.

Unfortunately, New York is a place where several infrastructures need repair. This means that there are several areas in the city where a faulty sidewalk could cause serious injury to you or a loved one. Whether you are visiting or staying in this part of the state, it is imperative that you are aware of the dangers these crumbling sidewalks present to different citizens.

What happens if I am injured in a taxi accident?

In New York City, it is hard to look down the street without seeing a taxi. Hailing a cab is something you have likely done once if not many times. But what happens when you are injured in a taxi cab that gets into an accident? Who is liable? What do you do next?

 

New laws to fight sexual harassment

New York already has some of the toughest laws in the nation to stop sexual harassment. But it still happens, and it still needs to be reported.

To help this process, some new laws came into effect on Jul 11 and more are coming this September. They all help New York fight sexual harassment in every workplace.

An Upper Manhattan construction worker is struck by a beam, dies

Scaffolding at a Upper Manhattan construction site fell 12 stories onto the head of a 28-year-old worker on the afternoon of Thursday, July 12. The man had been working on a Riverside Drive high-rise in Morningside Heights at the time that he was struck by the support beam. The Staten Island man died upon arrival at the hospital.

A spokesperson for the New York Department of Buildings (DOB) said that a preliminary check of records shows that the contractor for the high-rise construction failed to obtain a permit to make modifications to the building's facade before the incident occurred. As a result of this, the DOB has issued an order stopping all work at the site.

Flatiron steam pipe explosion spewed asbestos, tests show

New York City has one of the world's largest steam systems, with over 100 miles of underground steam piping serving nearly 2,000 buildings. Unfortunately, exploding steam pipes are not unheard of, and a 20-inch pipe exploded on July 19 in the Flatiron district. It blew a hole in the ground that was a car length wide and about one-and-a-half car lengths long.

Although only five people suffered immediate injuries, testing found that there was asbestos in the steam line. That could put firefighters, residents and passersby at risk for long-term health problems including a deadly cancer called mesothelioma.

David Jaroslawicz Has Been Nominated and Accepted as a Two Years AIOPIA'S 10 Best in New York For Client Satisfaction

10-best-badge.pngThe American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of New York's Personal Injury Attorney David Jaroslawicz as Two Years 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction.

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