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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Common Construction Site OSHA Violations

Construction sites are dangerous places even when all safety regulations have been met. There are often toxic chemicals, large machines, heavy materials, and working at great heights. When the proper safety measures are not observed on a construction site, catastrophic injuries can occur all too easily. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has put detailed regulations in place pertaining to constructions sites. These regulations mandate specific safety measures that must be complied with on construction sites.
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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Don’t See Any Injuries Post-Crash? Doesn’t Mean They Aren’t There

Car accidents can have many effects on us. Whether they cause mental and emotional, physical, or property damage, it can have a negative impact. Though you may not feel sore after a car accident, it is not uncommon to feel sore the next day. And in much the same way, even if you do not see any physical injuries, it is extremely important to remember that they may still be present – and life threatening. 

More Going on Than Meets the Eye

When you feel even minor pain after impact you should take it seriously – especially if the pain is located around your torso or abdominal area.
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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Hit by an Uninsured Driver

The days following a car crash can pass in a whirlwind of activity and uncertainty. You may have been injured. You may have some post-accident anxiety. You may be in pain and unable to work. In addition to all of this, you may have an ever increasing pile of medical bills as you seek the care you need to address your accident injuries.
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Thursday, April 18, 2019

NYC Construction Worker Killed by Falling Stone While on Scaffold

When it comes to injuries, one of the most dangerous industries is construction. On Monday, April 8, this proved to be all too true when a construction worker was killed by a falling rock that struck his head. Nelson Salinas, a 51-year-old construction worker from Queens was on a scaffold repairing the façade of a building on an Upper East Side residential building when the accident occurred. Salinas was rushed to the hospital after a deliveryman noticed him hanging in mid-air with his head covered in blood and called 911. Unfortunately, Salinas could not be saved.
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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Kim Kardashian West plans to become a lawyer in the same unusual way as Abraham Lincoln

I'll be happy to explain tort law to Kim Kardashian. The Katter Law Firm has successfully applied tort law to realize the maximum dollar recoveries for our personally injured clients for more than 30 years.

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Who is Responsible When an Airplane Crashes?

Whenever an airplane crashes it tends to make the top news and is sensationalized by the media. This has been especially true in a post-9/11 society. However, it is important to note that despite these crashes more frequently resulting in fatalities than cars or other modes of transportation, airplane travel is considered to be relatively safe, with far fewer accidents occurring.However, while not common, there are cases in which individuals survive airplane crashes. In 2008, musician Travis Barker survived a horrible plane crash that left four others dead.
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Thursday, March 28, 2019

What is Lavern’s Law?

Sometimes you can be suffering from an illness for a long time and not even know. And sometimes, that illness which may now be extremely serious or terminal could have been prevented. That is exactly what happened to the law’s namesake, Lavern Wilkinson. 

A Fatal Misdiagnosis

After being misdiagnosed by physicians at Kings County Hospital, Wilkinson, a mother of a fifteen-year-old daughter with autism, passed away at the age of 41 from a treatable form of lung cancer; her diagnosis reasonably should have come in 2013, but it wasn’t until two years later that she finally received the correct diagnosis. However, by that point the cancer had progressed to terminal.
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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Weather-Related Accidents in NYC

In a city that sees all four seasons, New York is no stranger to the cold, inclement months of winter and the dangers that come with it. Whether slip and falls from icy sidewalks or electrical accidents from rain water, bad weather can certainly increase the risk of accidents. 

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Monday, January 28, 2019

New York City Sees Alarming Increase in Workplace Fatalities

According to a new report by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (recently featured in the Wall Street Journal), workplace deaths in New York City saw a dramatic increase in 2017. The Department’s report summarizes the findings of other reports concerning workplace safety in the city. Just prior, New York City data was released demonstrating that 2018 was one of the most dangerous years for construction accidents and injuries in the city throughout the post-recession era thus far.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Types of Abuse Against Elderly Nursing Home Residents

Nursing homes have long been used as a helpful means of care for elderly relatives. And while they still seem to be convenient, more and more now it seems as though that convenience comes at a cost. There have been numerous newsworthy scandals involving abuse in nursing homes. Approximately 10 percent of elderly in the United States have reported that they suffered some type of abuse or neglect in the nursing home in 2017. It is alarming to think how high that number – not just those reported – may actually be.

There are five different types of nursing home abuse or neglect. The five categories are:

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Prepared to Win Your Personal Injury Case? Here’s How to Do It!

{1:30 minutes to read} Preparation is 99% of winning a personal injury case.

I’m often asked how many of my personal injury cases wind up being tried in court. Even considering that most cases settle before trial, my answer is that I prepare all of them for trial. In my experience, I’ve found I can obtain the highest dollar recoveries for my personal injury clients when their cases have been thoroughly prepared, as if they were going to be tried in front of a judge and jury.

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