Your rights when you get hurt by a third party while on the job

Job injuries happen all the time in New York. Some people who work in construction might fall on the job, while a person who works as a bouncer at a club could wind up hurt by violence involving a couple of intoxicated patrons. Thankfully, injured workers can usually turn to workers’ compensation insurance after something […]

What injury risks do you face as a restaurant worker?

The restaurant industry is one of the highest-grossing ones in the U.S. It generates more than $1 trillion in annual revenue and employs approximately 15 million workers. This industry happens to be one of the most dangerous ones for employees, as well. Some injury types are more common among restaurant workers than others. Below, we’ll discuss some […]

What if workers’ compensation isn’t enough to cover your injuries?

New York State law obliges most employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. It’s a “no-fault” system and is, usually, an exclusive remedy for injured workers against their employer (although some exceptions do apply). Thankfully, claiming workers’ compensation does not stop you from also filing a civil claim against a third party when such action is […]

3 injured when vehicle hits state trooper’s cruiser on I-90

It’s devastating when someone is hit by a car when they’re trying to do their job. It’s just as hurtful when the people they were working with are injured as well. Take, for example, a police officer making a traffic stop. Most people move over, but those who don’t could hit the officer as well […]

New York tosses brain damage lawsuit by ex-WWE stars

A judge in the 2nd U.S. Court of Appeals in New York has affirmed the decision of a Connecticut judge who dismissed the lawsuit filed by 50 former wrestling professionals, including the likes of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) stars Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, Harry “Mr. Fuji” Masayoshi Fujiwara and Chris “King Kong” Bundy. The wrestlers, many […]