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Injuries Archives

Did you get hurt in an elevator while shopping?

Living in the city means working, living and recreating in tall buildings - and that means you probably use elevators throughout the day. It's also likely you take the safety of those elevators for granted. It's rare that you hear of someone involved in an elevator-related accident, and even rarer that you hear of someone hurt or killed in an elevator incident. Nevertheless, these situations do happen.

What will workers' comp cover after a construction accident?

No one plans to get hurt while working at a construction site. Most professionals in the construction industry take extra care to prevent accidents, falls and injuries. No matter how careful you are, however, it's possible for an injury to happen.

'Tis the season for crazy shopping crowds -- stay safe out there

While we've made it through the madness of Black Friday for this year, the crazy shopping season is long from over, and with it come some very specific increased risks. For us here in New York, sooner or later the snow that's been hanging out over Buffalo will drift our way and make the roads icier and more prone to accidents.

Galaxy Note 7 Fiasco Could Signal Wider Trouble for Samsung

The news just doesn't seem to get better for Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. After initial reports in August that the lithium/ion battery in the new top of the line device could possibly overheat and combust, the South Korean-based company went on to recall 2.5 million units of the Galaxy Note 7 in September. The promise then was that the design flaw had been fixed. Then on October 5 a new Galaxy Note 7 bought after the recall had overheated after its owner had boarded a plane. The heat from the device was such that it burned a hole through the carpet and into the subflooring of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737. This is after the fixed design of the new device had been green-lighted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Mother Dies in Hit-and-Run Incident After Saving Daughter

Some may recall the Connecticut mother who pushed her seven-year-old daughter to safety before she was struck and killed in a hit-and-run incident. The 40-year-old woman was crossing Springdale Avenue in Meriden with her daughter when she spotted the oncoming vehicle and reacted.

Replacement Galaxy Note 7 Catches Fire

Samsung's troubles with its new Galaxy Note 7 smart phone continue. It was first reported in August of 2016 that the lithium-ion battery inside the popular and expensive new device could possibly overheat and have even caught fire at times. The beleaguered cell phone giant subsequently made the announcement to recall 2.5 million unites around the world, including all Galaxy Note 7 devices sold in the U.S. between its early August rollout and Sept. 15.

New York State's no-fault system and motorcycles

The state's motorcycle insurance guidelines cite that pedestrians and other vehicle operators and passengers involved in an accident with the motorcyclists are covered by the no-fault policy, but the biker or their passenger need not be. That said, individual motorcycle policies can be tailored to the needs of the rider with such options as no-fault.

Are E-Cigs Dangerous For Truckers?

No matter if you are a long-haul driver or you operate a commercial delivery truck, staying attentive and engaged can be a challenge. However, from eating to talking on the phone, certain actions can be distracting and pull attention from the road. Now, research has shown that even the use of e-cigarettes can actually injure the driver and destroy the truck.

Road debris responsible for over 200,000 car crashes in U.S.

We've all been there. At one time or another we find ourselves driving down the highway only to notice a minivan or truck up ahead with a mattress or other piece of furniture haphazardly attached to the vehicle. It wobbles, it sways, and we do our best to get as far away from that vehicle as possible.