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The widow of a city street sweeper receives a $41.5 million award

The wife of a deceased 43-year-old New York City sanitation worker was awarded $41.5 million in damages on Tuesday, Oct. 24. The 18-year veteran with the city's sanitation department was making repairs to his own sweeper when his fellow employee lost control of one of his own.

A 60-year-old sun panel installer falls to his death in Queens

A Queens construction worker, who'd been working on the roof of an area home on Thursday, Oct. 19, fell to his death at around 11:30 a.m. The Corona home that the 60-year-old electrician had been working at was being fitted with solar panels at the time of his fall.

Construction worker trapped under Bobcat machine in Queens

A construction worker suffered critical injuries when a Bobcat machine fell, crushing the man beneath it on Friday, Sept. 22 in Queens. The incident happened just before 1:45 p.m., at the intersection of 46th Street and Northern Boulevard. Signs at the Sunnyside construction site show that a ventilation facility for the New York City subway system is being erected at the location where the incident occurred.

Suing your car's manufacturer if you're injured in a crash

A defective product is anything that poses a danger of injury or death. Thousands of Americans are harmed using defective products each year. In some cases, an item isn't properly labeled with the necessary warnings to ensure that its user properly handles it. In other cases, the product functions differently from the way it was intended to, resulting in an individual being hurt.

Proving negligence in dog bite cases in New York

In the 12 years leading up to 2015, it's reported the average homeowners' insurance claim filed over a dog bite nearly doubled from the prior years' rates. Currently, the average claim comes in at $44,320. This amount causes New York to rank third in terms of the highest dog bite claims states.

Female amputee struck by train sues New York's Transit Authority

A young Brazilian woman has filed a lawsuit against New York's Metro Transit Authority (MTA) for undisclosed damages. The architecture student, now 21, alleges that the regulator's failure to install barriers along its subway platforms has led to countless individuals either dying or suffering significant injuries that have greatly derailed their career plans.

Queens residents sue Metro Transit Authority for lead paint risk

A small group of Queens residents filed a class action lawsuit on Monday, May 22, 2017 against the New York Metro Transit Authority (MTA). They allege that the commuter rail system has repeatedly failed to protect residents and business people from being showered with specs of lead paint as they walk under the MTA's 7 line railway as they move about their Jackson Heights neighborhood.

Queens man's hand amputated at hospital after pneumonia diagnosis

A Queens resident held a press conference on Thursday, June 22, 2017, to announce that he has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Elmhurst Hospital. He alleges that, although he entered the hospital initially to be treated for a case of pneumonia, he ultimately walked out of the city-run facility with a hand amputation because of his caregiver's negligence.

Common construction accident injuries

Construction accidents happen in so many ways in Queens. A worker might fall off a faulty ladder, a hardhat might get burned by a piece of hot machinery, a painter might slip after paint gets spilled in his work area, or a drywall installer might fall off an unfinished third story. Accidents can happen in an unlimited variety of circumstances.

What are my rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act?

The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act became law in 1970. It was created to increase worker safety in the United States by preventing serious and fatal on-the-job accidents. Under the OSH Act, employers must ensure that their employees are working in environments free of known dangers.