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Slip and Fall Accidents Once Again Leading Killer at Construction Jobsites

A review of data compiled by NYCOSH (New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health) shows that out of all the fatal construction accidents in New York last year, half were slip and fall accidents. That means that falls from heights equaled all the other fatalities combined.

Knee Surgery - Common Injury After an Accident

Knee surgery in New York is a common medical procedure performed for a variety of different reasons but one of the most common is to repair damaged caused in an auto or slip and fall accident. Car accidents are notoriously disastrous for people's knees as most vehicles are designed to place the lower portion of your legs under the dashboard and steering wheel. When the front crumple zones of vehicles work as they should, the front section of the car folds in, often causing the dash to collapse and impact or even trap the legs of passengers within.

The Times Warns New Yorkers of Slip and Fall Accidents

In New York, slip and fall accidents are one of the most common causes for injury. The number of those accidents dramatically increases in the winter months. By how much? In recent weeks New York emergency rooms have seen a 300 percent increase in winter-related injuries (most from slip and fall accidents involving ice and snow covered surfaces)-well over four hundred during the last week of January and first week of February alone. The danger is so bad that the New York Times ran yet another article warning New Yorkers about the hazards of icy streets, sidewalks, stairwells, and walkways.

NYC Officials Warn of the Danger of Falling Snow and Ice

In addition to being the causal factor in many motor vehicle crashes, the presence of snow and ice is a major contributing factor to slip and fall accidents in New York City. Every winter slick spots on pedestrian walkways and building entryways can-in a second-cause irreparable damage and lifelong disability. However, the Department of Buildings warns that those aren't the only safety risks caused by inclement weather and dropping temperatures. Falling snow and ice can cause severe injuries and even kill pedestrians or cyclists within city limits.

Slip and Fall Accidents on Icy New York City Sidewalks

Winter storms can turn any New York City sidewalk into a sheet of ice or a slippery slush-coated slide. Regardless of how careful you are, slip and fall accidents do occur. Falling on an icy sidewalk can result in serious injuries, pain and suffering, and significant lost time from work.

Slip and Fall Accidents in New York Increase Dramatically During Winter Months

Slip and fall accidents, in New York City, are the number one non-vehicular cause of accidental injury. Indeed, data shows that one of the most dangerous compounding elements of any slip and fall accident is the presence of ice and/or snow.

The Top Causes of New York Slip and Fall Accidents

New York slip and fall accidents injure thousands of residents and visitors every year. Nationwide they're responsible for over 9 million injuries. They're also one of the most common types of accidents in the workplace (according to official OSHA statistics), accounting for 35% of all deaths in the construction industry alone. And, unfortunately, they're the leading cause of accidental death among the elderly.

The Cost of Slip and Fall Accidents to New York Victims

A recent study conducted by Bolt Insurance Agency sheds light on slip and fall accidents across the country. According to data, there are over 9 million slip and fall accident related visits to hospital and emergency rooms each year. That makes it the number one accidental injury in America.

Toddler Injured in Escalator Accident Highlights the "Unrecognized" Danger

Earlier this year, a one-year old boy was gruesomely injured in an escalator accident at the Upper West Side location of Barnes & Noble. The New York City escalator accident occurred in the heart of Manhattan when the youngster got his hand caught in the escalator and couldn't remove it in time. The boy was in the care of his nanny at the time and fell, causing his hand to get wedged in the steps of the escalator.

Liability for Sidewalk Cellar Door Accidents

New York City sidewalks are notoriously hazardous. Cracked cement, potholes, icy patches - pedestrians can be at risk simply walking down the street. Of the many sidewalk hazards that exist, cellar doors are the cause of some of the most serious injuries.

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