The Laws Surrounding Hand-Propelled Vehicle Safety on NY Worksites

By WRSMH on September 25, 2022

There are several laws and regulations in place in New York State that govern the safety of hand-propelled vehicles on worksites. These laws are designed to protect workers from injuries that can occur while using these vehicles and ensure that employers provide a safe and healthy work environment.

Some of the critical provisions of these laws include requirements for training workers who will be using hand-propelled vehicles and for maintaining these vehicles. Employers are also required to provide workers with information about the risks associated with using these vehicles and taking steps to mitigate these risks.

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Scaffold Safety Law: The Battle of New York

By WRSMH on September 15, 2022

In recent years there has been a great deal of debate over the importance of the Scaffold Safety Law. There are advocates on both sides, and arguments about money and insurance, about how to keep New York’s construction industry booming, and how to keep workers safe. Wading through all of the arguments can be overwhelming, which makes apathy toward the issue an easy response.

Ultimately, we believe in whatever keeps workers safe and holds employers responsible for safe worksite conditions.

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Defective Safety Belts Could Have Caused Your Fall

By WRSMH on September 5, 2022

Construction workers are at a high risk of death due to falls from heights. In fact, data from the US Bureau of Statistics shows that 33.5% of construction worker deaths occur due to falls. Construction companies must take measures to protect their workers from falls, and workers must be aware of the dangers of working at heights. However, some construction companies do not take responsibility for the safety of their workers.

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Do Big-Rig Trucks Really Have “Black Boxes”?

By WRSMH on August 22, 2022

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about big-rig trucks and their so-called “black boxes.” A black box is a device that records data about the performance of a vehicle so that if that vehicle is involved in an accident, valuable information about what caused the accident will be able to be recovered from the wreckage.

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Posted in: Truck Accident

New York School Zone Accidents

By WRSMH on August 11, 2022

Dangerous accidents occur in school zones every day in the United States. There are several reasons why school zone accidents occur. For one, there are often a lot of children around and children can be unpredictable. It is also in the nature of school zones that, at rush hour, there is a unique combination of foot traffic, school buses, and lots of smaller vehicles starting and stopping to drop-off or pick up students. Busy parents are also too often caught up in the hubbub of their professional lives—rushing to work to be on time or engaging their kids or other parents in conversation when they should be focusing more on the road in front of them.

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Posted in: Auto Accident

The Most Common Workplace Welding Injuries

By WRSMH on August 1, 2022

Welding injuries are pretty common in the workplace and can be severe. The most common type of welding injury is a burn, which can be caused by the heat of the welding torch or the hot metal. Welding burns can be excruciating and sometimes require healing skin grafts. Another common welding injury is an eye injury caused by the bright light of the welding torch or flying sparks. Eye injuries can be severe and can sometimes result in blindness.

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How a Lawyer Will Help You Maximize a Workman’s Comp Claim

By WRSMH on July 20, 2022

If you get injured at work, you may be entitled to compensation via a workers’ compensation claim. Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP can support you after a workplace accident and help you achieve the best possible outcome.

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Dooring Accidents Harm Cyclists and Motorcycle Riders

By WRSMH on July 10, 2022

Cyclists and motorcycle riders in New York City live with the risk of dooring every day. If you have been harmed in a dooring accident, the attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP can help you claim compensation for the injuries and losses suffered.

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Posted in: Auto Accident

The Rise of E-Bikes in NYC

By WRSMH on July 1, 2022

E-bikes are an increasingly popular form of transportation in New York City. However, they pose a hazard to pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. If you have been hurt in an e-bike accident, the attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP can help you.

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Posted in: Bicycle Accident

Congratulations to the Winner of the 2022 Foundation for Your Future Scholarship

By WRSMH on June 8, 2022

Our team at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP is very pleased by this year’s response to our annual $2500 Foundation for Your Future Scholarship. It’s heartening to hear from so many talented people who aspire to do great things for their community.

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