Archive for August, 2010

Scaffolding accidents serious threat in New York. Protect yourself.

Working on scaffolding can be extremely dangerous. Many people often get hurt working in such high places on construction sites. Or even worse, people die every year in scaffolding accidents. According to the latest government statistics, scaffolding accidents killed 88 people nationwide in 2008. Just recently, a 42-year-old man was killed when he fell 130 feet from scaffolding not properly secured.

What causes such accidents? How can you stay safe? A recent study by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics determined that 72% of workers injured in scaffolding accidents can attribute their injuries either to the planking or support giving way, or to the employee slipping or being struck by a falling object. All of these scenarios can be controlled by complying with federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration standards.

New York State has rigorous laws designed to protect the safety and rights of people working on scaffolding. New York Labor Law 240, which is often called the “scaffolding law,” enables workers who fall from collapsed or poorly maintained scaffolding to recover damages for their injury. The law also protects workers who sustain injuries that occur due to ineffective or improper safety equipment such as harnesses.

Have you been injured in a scaffolding accident in New York State? You may be entitled to compensation. You deserve to be treated with respect. You deserve justice. You need the Law Offices of James Morris.

When you choose us, you get experienced attorneys who will vigorously defend your rights and fight for the compensation you rightfully deserve. Don’t let a scaffolding accident ruin your life. Take control. Contact James Morris today. We mean business.

The information contained in this communication is provided for informational purposes only and should not be constituted as legal advice on any subject matter.

Passengers at risk in New York auto accidents. Are you safe?

What is the safest place to ride in a car? Is the driver more likely to survive a car crash? Or are you safer riding in a vehicle as a passenger? Depends on where you are in a car.

If you’re riding in the back seat, you’re much safer than the passenger riding in the front seat. But if you’re riding in the front passenger seat, the driver has a much better chance of surviving a car crash than you.

But sometimes, no matter where you are in the car, you can sustain an injury. That’s what happened recently when a car and a tractor trailer collided on Interstate 90 near Buffalo. Several passengers and the driver in the car all sustained injuries and had to be taken to the hospital.

Every 13 seconds in America, someone sustains an injury in a car accident. That’s more than 2.3 million people injured in auto accidents every year, according to the latest government statistics from 2008. Around the world, 1 in 10 hospital beds are occupied by victims of auto accidents.

Car accidents cause a wide range of injuries. The most common injuries in car accidents are to people’s head, neck or back. And even though you might not feel injured immediately after an accident, serious injuries can develop days or even weeks later. That’s why it’s crucial you seek immediate medical attention after being involved in a car accident.

What would you do if you were injured in a car accident? Do you have an action plan? How will you pay your bills? Who’s responsible? Your insurance company? The driver’s insurance company? You need someone who understands the law. You need someone who knows how to get results and will vigorously fight for your rights. You need the Law Offices of James Morris.

Please allow one of our skilled attorneys to evaluate your case for free. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Contact James Morris today. We’re on your side.

The information contained in this communication is provided for informational purposes only and should not be constituted as legal advice on any subject matter.