Law enforcement officers are human, just like the rest of us, and are certainly capable of making mistakes. In recent years, public outcry over police misconduct has forced this issue into the spotlight, placing even greater scrutiny on police officers to uphold the law while they enforce the law.
Two couples in New York joined together some time ago to file legal claims against a fertility clinic. Their time and patience recently paid off when the appeals court hearing their medical malpractice case decided in their favor. The decision made is one that could help many other couples who have experienced the same issue fight for compensation.
Numerous New York residents have been hurt in accidents where they slipped and fell. Slip-and-fall accidents send over one million people to hospital emergency rooms every year. Here are some other common facts about such incidents.
Generally, when a person suffers an injury while on the job, he or she is typically able to access workers' compensation benefits in order to get the medical and financial support needed going forward. Under certain circumstances, those injured may also pursue third-party legal claims against those individuals responsible for their losses. For example, New York residents who are injured in car accidents while they are on the clock may have the ability to pursue personal injury claims in civil court.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3.3 million people reported suffering on-the-job injuries in 2009. Nearly 300,000 of them were construction workers. That is a significant number, one that should not be overlooked. What are the most common construction accidents seen in New York?