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Broken Pipe in NYCHA Queensbridge Apartment leaks Steam and Burns Child

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An 8-year-old girl was burned when a pipe burst in her Queens apartment that is run by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). According to a report in the New York Post, the girl suffered injuries when a pipe in the apartment spewed scalding steam on her hand and had to be hospitalized after […]

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Mother Carrying Child in Stroller Takes Fatal Fall Down Subway Stairs in Midtown Manhattan

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A 22-year-old woman died when she fell down a flight of subway stairs in Midtown Manhattan while carrying her baby daughter in a stroller. According to a report in The New York Times, the Connecticut woman fell in the Seventh Avenue subway station at 53rd Street the night of Jan. 28. She was unconscious and […]

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Four Things You Should Know When Filing a Stairway Accident Claim

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Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents on stairways can lead to disabling or even fatal injuries. Unfortunately, stairway accidents are fairly common and tend to occur at homes, schools, on public and private properties, workplaces, etc. When you fall down a stairway, depending on the nature and circumstances of the incident, you may be able to seek […]

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What Causes Stairway Accidents?

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Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents are a common occurrence – be it at home, in the workplace or on public or private property that are most commonly visited such as shops, restaurants, hospitals, etc. According to the National Safety Council (NSC) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), falls are the second greatest cause of […]

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Preventing Slip and Fall and Trip and Fall Accidents with Good Stairway Design

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                                Each year, 8 million people or more are treated for fall-related injuries. In fact, falls are the leading cause of nonfatal, unintentional injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms, according to statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control […]

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Faulty Escalator in WTC Oculus Leaves Riders with Lifelong Injuries

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 Two men suffered permanent injuries after an escalator in the World Trade Center Oculus malfunctioned back in April and sent them crashing to the ground. According to a lawsuit the men filed in Manhattan Supreme Court Sept. 29, the escalator accident occurred the morning of April 27 when it “malfunctioned, disassembled and buckled.” DNAinfo.com reports […]

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Maintenance Workers Say Oculus at WTC Poses Slip and Fall Hazards

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 Workers at the World Trade Center Oculus claim that the mall and transit hub continues to leak, posing serious slip-and-fall hazards to visitors and commuters. According to a news report in the New York Post, recent rain has resulted in puddles and slippery floors near the balconies and elevators on both sides of Ground Zero’s […]

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Two People Dead in NYC after Slipping and Falling on Ice

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 Two men were fatally injured in separate incidents after they slipped and fell on ice in frigid temperatures, underscoring how deadly these types of accidents can be. According to news reports, both incidents occurred on the same day. An 85-year-old man died after he stumbled and fell while walking through the snowstorm in Queens. He […]

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Staten Island Landlord Settles Case Involving Slip-and-Fall on Ice

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 A Staten Island landlord has settled a slip-and-fall accident case for $200,000, the Staten Island Advance reported. According to the article, the case involved a medical worker who suffered an ankle fracture after she slipped and fell on ice two years ago in the parking lot of the Dongan Hills building where she worked. The […]

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Victim’s Slip-and-Fall Lawsuit Moved to Alternative Resolution Program

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 A New York woman who suffered injuries after a fall in front of a Burger King franchise has had her lawsuit placed under Alternative Dispute Resolution process. According to a news report on PennRecord.com, the woman slipped and fell on ice and suffered injuries while walking toward a Burger King restaurant in Fairview. In her […]

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