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Jun 15

NY Lawmakers Pass Student Concussion Rules

ALBANY, NY (WAMC) – As the end of the legislative session draws near, New York lawmakers have approved new protections for student athletes who get concussions. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports. The new rules require immediately benching those who may have a mild traumatic brain injury and keeping them sidelined from sports or …

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Jun 14

NYC woman settles lawsuit with transit agency

NEW YORK (AP) — A Staten Island woman has settled a personal injury lawsuit with NYC Transit for $300,000, her second settlement with the agency in five years. According to court papers, Lydia Batson suffered neck injuries in July 2006 during a collision on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge while riding a Manhattan-bound bus. Her lawyer, Louis …

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Jun 14

Commercial insurance rates flat except workers comp: Towers Watson

Commercial insurance prices remained “relatively flat” overall during the first quarter of 2011, but workers compensation prices showed a modest increase, according to a survey Towers Watson & Co. released Monday. Advertisement The first-quarter rise of about 2% in workers comp pricing comes after two years of relatively flat conditions, Towers Watson said. “The increases …

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Jun 14

Spokane-area woman injured as war contractor

A highly trained helicopter mechanic sits in her Chattaroy home and wonders what will come next: another debilitating brain seizure or the therapy she hopes will help her recover from injury as a result of a mortar explosion 20 months ago in Afghanistan. By KEVIN GRAMAN The Spokesman-Review Top comments Hide / Show comments No …

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Jun 09

Comprehensive Care For Back Pain After A Car Accident by David Delman

A 68-year-old female named Nancy was riding in the front passenger seat when the car was involved in a motor vehicle accident. Nancy knew that she was hurt, but there was no ambulance at the scene – so Nancy went home, hoping to feel better. Unfortunately, after several days, she realized that the pain in …

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Jun 09

NY lawmakers push new student concussion rules

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York legislative leaders are pushing new protections for student athletes who get concussions, immediately benching those who may have a mild traumatic brain injury and keeping them sidelined from sports or gym classes until they’re symptom-free for at least 24 hours and get written authorization from a doctor. Sen. Kemp Hannon, …

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Jun 09

Extraordinary Motivation: Jaime Overcomes Pain to Return to Fitness

By Ben Waldman I keep saying that the only excuses that keep us from exercising are the ones we allow, and that most of what keeps us from being healthy is psychological. Well, what about when those excuses aren’t just in your head? My father blames his knees after years of playing baseball when he …

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Jun 09

Is Commute Time Ever Compensable?

A New York salesman worked for a tool maker for 9 months. His supervisors criticized his performance, and he criticized their overtime practices. He sued, charging that because he performed some work tasks at home before leaving for work and after returning home, his commute time should have been compensated. He also claimed he was …

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Jun 06

Cops Say Teen Cyclist Killed Was Riding Against The Light

Police say that a Brooklyn teen who was fatally hit by a car last night was biking against the light. According to authorities, 16-year-old Aileen Chen allegedly wasn’t wearing a helmet, but was wearing headphones, when she was struck by a 26-year-old BMW driver at 62nd Street and 21st Avenue around 6 p.m. “There was …

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Jun 06

Court rules parking lot is a highway

ALBANY, N.Y. — When is a village parking lot a highway? When New York’s highest court says so. A Court of Appeals ruling Thursday means Margaret Groninger can’t sue Mamaroneck for her slip and fall on ice in its parking lot. The village says it neither received prior notice about that icy defect nor caused …

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