The autumn season is around the corner! Long Island is home to miles of farmland, pumpkin patches, and apple orchards that attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. However, the beauty of the fall foliage and sweet smell of freshly picked apples can mask some of the potential safety hazards that lurk behind these fall activities.… Read the rest
According to the National Safety Council, more than 25,000 slip-and-fall accidents occur at restaurants across the United States each day.
Be Mindful of Cooking Oil and Greasy Substances
Commonly, the use of cooking oil in restaurants can result in serious fryer burns. In addition, spills from cooking oil have been commonly linked to slip and fall injuries by both workers and patrons. Oftentimes, this occurs when the oil is improperly disposed or leaks onto the floor from a waste bag while being taken out to the trash. To help decrease the number of burns and slip and falls associated with … Read the rest
While most people immediately realize they are beginning to fall after slipping on a slick surface, a recent report by Science News, found that older adults “need twice as long as young adults to realize they are falling,” placing them at an increased risk for serious injuries.… Read the rest
Each year, tens of thousands of people are injured in slip-and-fall accidents. The most common time of year individuals find themselves or their loved ones a victim of a slip- or trip-and-fall accident is during the winter. When these incidents take place, it is sometimes difficult to determine who is ultimately at fault for the incident. Generally, there are a few factors that personal injury attorneys look at in determining liability.… Read the rest
The New York County Supreme Court awarded $29.3 million to a New York University student who fell from a faulty East Village fire escape in 2008. After a four-week long trial to ascertain damages, Anastasia Klupchak succeeded in her claim against the owner and managing agent of 82 Second Avenue. The complaint alleged that the owner and managing agent were negligent in their failure to update the outdated fire escape.
In 2008, the 22-year-old Klupchak was visiting her friend in the East Village apartment when she stepped out onto a vertical ladder fire escape platform that only had railings on … Read the rest
In 1992 the first workplace fatalities census was conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to provide insight into insight into the safety of workplaces in America and reveal professions of people most at risk for fatal workplace injuries. Although the census revealed a steady, downward trend in on-the-job fatalities since the 1990s, the the annual total of fatal workplace injuries in 2015 was the highest number reported since 2008. The data also revealed that in 2015 slips, trips and falls accounted for the second-highest common cause of workplace fatalities and men accounted for 93 percent of workplace … Read the rest
The holidays are a time for enjoying the festivities with friends and family. Many people are busy shopping, decorating, and completing their holiday tasks. At such a busy time, nothing can ruin the season more than an accident. However, 1.9 million slip and fall accidents occur each holiday season with falls from roofs and ladders being responsible for 56% of injuries.
Slip and fall accidents can arise under a number of circumstances during the holidays. For example, they can occur at shopping malls, while decorating, at holiday parties, outdoors, etc. Liability arises depending on where the accident occurred and who … Read the rest
Here at Levine & Slavit, we believe that injury victims deserve to have their story heard. That’s why we are committed to helping the injured and their loved ones throughout Long Island and Manhattan. If you have been seriously injured in a slip and fall accident or have had your life changed forever following a motor vehicle collision, our team will be here for you.
One source of injury that many people take for granted is torn carpeting at a business. Let’s focus on why this is a hazard and what business owners and property owners should do to prevent … Read the rest
Every year, nearly nine million Americans are sent to the emergency room due to an unexpected fall. Of these injuries, over 25,000 accounted for fatalities in 2009, with elderly Americans facing a risk four times greater than others of a fatal fall. While the conditions surrounding these accidents vary, it is particularly unfortunate when such events could have easily been avoided by an owner or employer taking proper preventative measures. A wet floor is one example of a hazardous environment that can usually be fixed or at least clearly identified before an accident occurs.
If you are the victim of … Read the rest
Slip and fall cases can be notoriously difficult cases in which to prevail, especially when the location of the accident is in a public area, such as a sidewalk or a parking lot. A key requirement is often the existence of prior written notice to the municipal property owner. But recently the Court of Appeals in San Marco v. Village/Town Of Mount Kisco, 2010 WL 5104993, 2010 N.Y. Slip Op. 09197 (December 16, 2010), held that since the black ice hazard at issue may have been created by the municipality’s negligent snow removal efforts, and, if so, the municipality may … Read the rest