Two new bills have been passed by the New York State Senate and Assembly to address the lasting damages of chemical contamination. A serious problem with claims for toxin-related health issues is that the statute of limitations frequently expires before the cause of the injury is known. Because of this, many injured persons and their families are unable to receive proper compensation for their suffering.
Laborers, construction workers and contractors are often at a high risk for accidents on-the-job. However, New York Labor Law and other applicable laws set forth standards for workplace safety. Failure by companies to adhere to these requirements can leave workers at risk of injury or death.
The limitations of workers' compensation benefits often fail to cover the full extent of physical and mental damages sustained. Nevertheless, victims of workplace accidents may have claims against third-parties, which would allow them to collect additional amounts outside the restrictions of workers' compensation.
It is perhaps self-evident that cars driving faster are more deadly. But in looking at the actual data, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety came up with some surprising information regarding fatality risk for pedestrians.