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How to Prevent Construction Accidents

By Kohn Law Firm |

Construction is a dangerous industry for workers and civilians alike. Construction workers face the highest rates of work-related fatalities of any profession. Construction accidents, however, like car accidents, are avoidable. If everyone is careful and follows safety guidelines at all times, the likelihood of an accident can be significantly reduced. Below we discuss a… Read More »

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Who’s Legally Responsible for My Construction Accident?

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Construction accidents are extremely common. Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in New York and nationwide. If you are hurt on a construction site, what are your legal options? Who is legally responsible for your injuries and your compensation? Read on to learn about who may be liable after a New York… Read More »

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Nine Types of Construction Work Site Accidents

By Kohn Law Firm |

Construction work sites can be dangerous locations for workers of all skill levels. Knowing what the risks are for injuries and even fatalities can help you be better prepared for a safer workplace. Today, we will discuss how the most common types of construction accidents occur as well as what workers should keep an… Read More »

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Understanding Workplace Hazards and How to Identify Them

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA is the result of the 1970 same name act designed to keep workers safe while in the workplace. As part of their mission, the administration works to educate both employers and employees of the different work hazards that exist. Let’s go over these different types of… Read More »

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Slip and Fall Accidents While Pregnant

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A slip-and-fall injury can be a scary experience, especially if you are an expectant mother. A slip-and-fall injury is one of the most common classifications for a personal injury claim. These types of injuries fall under the broader category of personal injury law known as premises liability claims. Learn more about these kinds of… Read More »

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Injuries From Slip & Fall on Hands/Wrists

By Kohn Law Firm |

Slips, trips, and falls can happen at any time. They are especially common during the winter months as ice, rain, and snow are tracked into store and building entryways. Slips, trips, and falls commonly cause injury to the hands and wrists, leading to pain, functional limitations, and other issues. Read on to learn about… Read More »

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How Much Asbestos Exposure is Harmful

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There was a time when nearly every building in New York was built with asbestos lining. Even now that the dangers of asbestos have been exposed and demonstrated time and again, asbestos is still present in many buildings around the City and the country. In fact, nearly 40,000 people across the United States died… Read More »

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Difference Between Slip & Fall and Trip & Fall

By Kohn Law Firm |

Many people use the terms “slip & fall” and “trip & fall” interchangeably. In the personal injury space, we often include both and refer to “slips, trips, and falls.” Slip & falls and trip & falls, however, refer to different types of accidents, which commonly result in different types of injuries. Continue reading for… Read More »

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Who Pays for the Rental Car After an Accident?

By Kohn Law Firm |

In addition to being dangerous and jarring, car accidents are downright inconvenient. Your car might be totaled or otherwise left in an undrivable condition, on top of the injuries you’ve personally suffered. If you need to rent a car to commute to work and other activities while your car is being repaired, are you… Read More »

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What Should I Do if I Notice Whiplash Injuries After a Car Accident?

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Whiplash is one of the most common injuries suffered by car crash victims. Whiplash is especially common after rear-end collisions. The symptoms of whiplash can be subtle at first, developing over the hours or days following an accident. Even a minor rear-end collision, however, can lead to chronic pain, limited range of movement, and… Read More »

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