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Month: January 2024

What Are The Negligence Laws In New York?


Negligence laws in New York play a crucial role in determining liability and seeking compensation in various personal injury cases, including car accidents, slip and falls, and medical malpractice. What is Negligence? Negligence is a legal concept that refers to the failure to exercise reasonable care in a given situation, resulting in harm or injury… read more

Examples of Negligence In Nursing


Nursing is a noble profession that requires dedication, compassion, and a commitment to providing high-quality care to patients. However, like any field, nursing is not immune to instances of negligence. Negligence in nursing can have severe consequences for patients and legal implications for healthcare professionals. Here are some common examples. Medication Errors One prevalent form… read more

Changes To New York Personal Injury Laws In 2024


As of January 1, 2024, a new law (S1161-A/A2034-A) went into effect that significantly increases New York’s workers’ compensation minimum weekly benefits. This marks a notable change for worker rights.  New York Workers’ Compensation Minimum Weekly Benefit Rate Increase The minimum benefits for permanent or temporary partial disability will gradually rise, starting from the current… read more

The Most Common Construction Injuries In New York


Construction sites, while essential for building our cities, are also high-risk environments where various hazards can lead to injuries. Here are the most prevalent construction injuries construction workers face. Common Construction Accident Injuries Bone Fractures Any construction accident can cause severe breaks or bone fractures, but they are common in falls when a worker hits… read more

How To Report Nursing Home Abuse In New York

Nursing home abuse is a distressing reality that requires immediate intervention to protect vulnerable residents. New York has established procedures for reporting such abuse, ensuring that appropriate authorities can investigate and address the issue promptly. If you suspect or witness nursing home abuse, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to report it. You can also… read more