As an immigrant, you're at a disproportionate risk for workplace injuries. You may not be in the United States legally, but that doesn't mean you should be at risk of injury. Latino workers face the highest risk of dying on the job, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
A recent car crash in New York resulted in a child suffering injuries and a man being arrested. This incident occurred Nov. 21, in Whitehall. When car accidents happen, victims may be entitled to seek relief for their losses. In this particular case, the parents or guardians of the injured child may pursue compensation through legal means.
For many people, moving to the United States and getting a high-paying job is the best means of improving their future and the lives of their loved ones. Because of restrictions on immigration, it is harder than ever for many people to pursue that dream. Instead of giving up on their hopes, however, many people choose to bend or even overtly break the law in the hope of a brighter tomorrow.
For many New York residents, having to put a loved one in any sort of long-term care facility can be a difficult decision. There are so many horror stories about the care patients receive -- or lack thereof -- in nursing homes, but sometimes families have no other choice. When there are signs of abuse, neglect or medical negligence, family members of the victims may be entitled to take legal actions against those responsible. Recently, a settlement was reached in a medical malpractice case involving a rehabilitation center in another state. Video footage released regarding this case has made national headlines.
It is hard to go a day without hearing stories in the news about people's rights being violated. It happens far too frequently. Sometimes, those responsible try to brush such accusations under the rug, but victims do not have to let such behavior stand. Those in New York who are victims of civil rights violations may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.
New York drivers must remain vigilant while on the roads. This is to protect not only their safety, but the safety of their passengers as well. When motorists fail to do so, they increase the risk of causing car accidents. One man was killed in a recent crash while riding with another person.
As a country, we are currently in a very interesting cultural moment. More so than at just about any other point in time, people in every corner of society must consider the potential consequences of their actions if they act unfairly toward someone else. After years (or centuries, even) of those with little regard for the wellbeing of others preying on them, especially inside of a school setting, institutions and individuals are beginning to understand that bullying can carry serious penalties.
Winter is fast approaching. Soon, sidewalks and streets will be covered in ice, water will be tracked onto store floors, and walking will not be as safe as it usually is. Slip-and-fall accidents increase in the winter time. Those in New York who are injured in such incidents may have legal recourse.
Construction is a popular industry in New York. However, it is a field that can result in serious injuries when accidents occur. Those involved in construction accidents may consider filing workers' compensation claims. Multiple workers were recently injured in a building collapse.