Category Archives: Construction Accidents

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4 Truck Driver Safety Tips

In 2012, 756 truck drivers were killed due to a work-related injury and over 65,000 had to take time off work after a workplace injury. Seventy percent of fatal truck driver injuries were due to roadway accidents. Stay safe on the road by following these four tips:Robert Golan workman’s compensation attorney Long Island

1. Perform regular truck maintenance

A quick check of your truck every morning can keep you safe on the road. Before heading out for the day, make sure your truck is in proper working order:
  • Do your brakes and horn work properly?
  • Are your mirrors intact and correctly positioned?
  • Are your truck’s brake fluid, coolant, power steering fluid, and windshield wiper fluid at the correct level?
  • Are there any coolant or oil leaks?
If anything is wrong with your rig, be sure to get it repaired before starting your drive.

2. Increase...

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5 Most Fatal Jobs in New York

Approximately 140,000 New York workers are injured at work every year, and around 160 are killed in workplace accidents. But not all jobs are equally dangerous. According to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the five most fatal jobs in New York.Robert Golan workman’s compensation attorney Nassau

1. Construction

Construction is by far the most deadly industry in the state, with 138 fatalities in 2013. Construction workers face daily workplace hazards such as heights, falling objects, heavy machinery, and dangerous chemicals.

2. Retail

Though retail jobs may not be widely considered dangerous, 17 New York retail workers were fatally injured at work in 2013. Fatal retail injuries are usually a result of hazardous chemicals, heavy machinery, vehicles, or homicide.

3. Truck Transportation

Truck driver injuries and fatalities are on the rise due in part to the increasing...
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Work Injury Compensation for Construction Site Accidents

Every person who is working in the construction field is well aware of the fact they may be at risk of becoming a victim due to an accident. A construction site may pose numerous dangers. Accidents on these sites happen fast.The result of a construction site accident may include the following:
  • Bodily harm
  • Serious injury
  • Long or short term pain
If you have been involved in a construction site accident, you may be compensated for any injuries that have been caused by the accident. It may prove to be wise to seek legal assistance in order to receive compensation for any acquired medical bills.

Compensation for Construction Site Victims in New York

Compensation is available for those who are victims of a construction site accident in New York. At Robert Golan, PC, our Long Island injury lawyer is beneficial in assisting a victim in obtaining compensation for injuries.

Financial Compensation

If you or a loved one has...
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