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Don't let your employer get away with ignoring sexual harassment

Is your employer shirking his or her responsibility to prevent sexual harassment on the job?

The New York Human Rights Act offers employees stronger protections than they are provided under federal law. In general, the state of New York is proactive in their efforts to make sexual harassment in the workplace a thing of the past. New York City is also stepping up and doing its part.

Obtaining compensation for a winter slip-and-fall

In the winter, it is not uncommon for individuals to slip on a patch of ice and go down hard. Many will get up, slightly embarrassed at their fall or frustrated at the ice patch, and go about their day. However, some individuals suffer injuries that require medical attention after slipping on ice.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five falls result in serious injury, such as a broken bone or brain injury. Not many people know that if you fall because of a patch of ice or snow on someone's property, you may be able to file a premises liability suit against the owner. This can result in obtaining compensation for your missed time at work or medical bills.

28-year-old woman fatally struck by bus in lower Manhattan

A 28-year-old female pedestrian was struck and killed by a tour bus in lower Manhattan while out walking among the multitude of court and government buildings that line both Lafayette and Centre streets on Dec. 20.

Police dispatch first started receiving reports of an incident just after 7:30 p.m. When they arrived at the Leonard St. crash scene, they found a tour bus with "NYC Style Limo" markings on it stopped near a pedestrian who was on the ground and unresponsive in the middle of the road.

Police cars can be hazardous to pedestrians during winter

New York can be a hectic city where a police officer only needs a few minutes before hearing a situation they need to respond to. They navigate through the city’s terrible traffic as fast as they can to get to where they are needed. Unfortunately, that high speed has led to numerous officers putting themselves and anyone nearby in serious danger.

Winter is already the most dangerous season for both drivers and pedestrians. The cold ice can cause joggers to slip and vehicles to lose traction, and the lack of sunlight means both have limited visibility to see what is up ahead. There has already been several reported pedestrian injuries inflicted by police cars within the last couple of months. While these incidents are devastating, others could learn from them to improve their safety protocols when they go out on the streets.

How can New Yorkers prevent winter slip and fall injuries?

Winter weather is upon us - that can cause some hazardous situations for pedestrians on the streets of New York City. Even though snow and ice can cause an injury, it does not need to keep you from shopping, going out to eat or attending your favorite venues.

However, in the effort to continue your normal lifestyle of getting around the city, you may want to remember that walking in the winter can be extremely dangerous. In that spirit, enjoy the winter months, but proceed with due caution. 

Does your employer have a sexual harassment prevention policy?

The problem of sexual harassment at work continues to be part of our national conversation, and many employees have questions about their rights.

If you work in New York, it's important to know that your employer must take certain steps to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. New York law now requires employers to have a sexual harassment prevention policy.

What are the different types of hard hats?

When you visit a work site, you'll often see every construction worker wearing a hard hat. If they aren't, then they're violating Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. Employers in certain industries in the United States are required by law to provide all of their workers with a hard hat for their own protection.

Even though they're required to provide them, employers often don't or they're the wrong ones. Data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2011 showed that 393 construction workers died that year after being struck by flying or falling equipment or objects at work sites. At least one of those could be attributed to them not wearing a hard hat.

A chain-reaction crash on the Brooklyn Bridge kills 1, injures 6

A chain-reaction crash occurred on the Brooklyn Bridge just before 7:15 a.m. on Nov. 21. One motorist was killed and six others were seriously injured after a fire started burning at the scene.

Witnesses to the incident reported seeing the driver of a Ford pickup traveling toward Brooklyn in the moments before the crash occurred. They reported seeing him rear-end a Nissan in front of him which then caused it to collide with the bridge's median.

Motor Vehicle Accidents: Jaroslawicz and Jaros defeats defendant's motion for Summary Judgement

Hit in the Rear

Almost every time there is a law suit filed in a car accident in which one car hits another car in the rear, the "defendant" which is the car in the rear, claims that the car in front allegedly suddenly "stopped short" so that the accident is that driver's fault.

How common are slip-and-fall incidents?

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) data shows that slips, trips and falls account for 15 percent of all accidental deaths. Only car crashes claim more lives. Being able to prevent these types of incidents requires us to identify where and how these slips, trips and falls are most likely to occur.

Data compiled by OSHA reflects that slips, trips and falls can occur virtually anywhere. An individual may slip on a wet or oily floor, trip on ripped carpet, raised nails or on uneven concrete. Stairs and ladders may also put people at risk for slipping, tripping or falling.

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