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Construction Sites: Slip And Falls Due To Snow And Ice

Slip and fall injuries on construction sites can be caused by many things and occur even more often when the weather is poor. Construction work during the winter can become even more dangerous because ice can build up on ramps, walkways, scaffolding or sidewalk bridges and cause falls. Dripping snow and ice can freeze over and may cause floors, ladders, passageways and stairs to become wet, and slippery. Under Section 241(6) of New York’s Labor Law, contractors and owners must...

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Tips for Avoiding Injuries in Snowy and Icy Conditions: Tips from Attorney Jacob Oresky

 Contact Our Slip and Fall Accident Law Firm in Bronx, NY If you have an accident due to ice or snow on the street and need someone to fight for your rights, contact the Bronx slip and fall accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC at your nearest location to schedule a free consultation. We will give you the help you need. We have two convenient locations in New York: Oresky & Associates, PLLC – Bronx Office 149 E...

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What to do in case of a Slip, Trip, and Fall Accident:

When you are leaving your building, going to work, entering a retail store or restaurant, the last thing you may think about is a trip or slip and fall accident. People are injured every day by trips or slips and falls over entrance way carpets or rugs with raised edges, missing tiles, or broken sidewalks. Property and business owners are responsible to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. When you have fallen and are hurt, laying there with...

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Snow, Ice, Slips and Falls

As we all know, this past winter in New York City ranked as one of the severest on record. People should know their rights when they fall due to wintry conditions. In many instances injuries sustained in a fall on snow or an icy sidewalk could have been avoided if the property owner where the accident occurred had properly cleaned the sidewalks in front of his or her store, building or home. When a property owner is required to clean...

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Pedestrians Risk Falls on Icy Sidewalks and Streets

An 84-year-old man in the Longwood section of the Bronx fell on the ice going to the corner bodega for coffee in February. A month later, he still suffers from back pain. This winter has been particularly brutal for pedestrians, the elderly and children, and it shows no signs of ending soon. Hospital emergency rooms are full of people with sprains, bruises, broken ankles and arms, and even more serious concussions and back injuries. If you slip and fall on...

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Dear Clients:

All of the news channels are predicting a large snow storm for NYC and the surrounding areas. Please stay warm and safe during the upcoming storm, and avoid if possible going outside until there has been a reasonable chance for the sidewalks, stairs and streets to have been cleaned. During the storm, please be advised that our phones, as always, will be answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our investigators are prepared for the storm, and will...

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The Right Shoes Could Keep You Out of the Hospital

Slips, trips and falls (STFs) are the most common cause of workplace injury, accounting for nearly forty percent of all reported major injuries, according to an article in Occupational Health & Safety magazine’s website. The National Safety Council estimates more than $70 billion is spent annually for worker’s compensation and medical costs linked to falls that occur at work. And when it comes to accidental deaths, only motor vehicle accidents outrank STFs. According to the article, many STFs are preventable,...

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Accidents On Dangerous Sidewalks

New York City Administrative Code §7-210 requires property owners in the five boroughs to maintain abutting sidewalks in a reasonably safe condition to prevent injury. The New York Courts have held that cracked, broken, and uneven sidewalks are unsafe and pose a risk of injury to pedestrians. The Administrative Code requires property owners to repair cracked, broken, and uneven sidewalks around their property to prevent injury to anyone walking on the sidewalk. The Courts have held property owners, such as...

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THE ADVOCATE By Jacob Oresky, Esq.

Representing Your Interests Is Our Privilege! Broken Sidewalks, Snow & Ice Cases: Many clients call our office about trips and falls on broken sidewalks, as well as slips and falls on snow and ice. Instead of telling one client at a time, I thought that this information would be helpful to everyone: BROKEN SIDEWALK CASES: In New York City the owner of real property next to any sidewalk has a duty to maintain the sidewalk in a reasonably safe condition....

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