Category Archive: News

Apr 13

Vexing Rise in Oblique Injuries, and Little Explanation

Nearly everyone has four of them — broad flat muscles, known as obliques, that attach the rib cage and the pelvis on each side of the body and, until recently, have not really been part of the sports lexicon. Enlarge This Image Anatomical Drawing, iStock Images; Baseball Player, Chris O’Meara/Associated Press. Illustration by Sam Manchester/The …

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Apr 13

Winter Weather Conditions Causing Slip and Fall Injuries in New York

Winter weather conditions of snow and ice have lead to slip and fall injuries in New York this season. Record snowfalls, freezing temperatures, icy and slushy streets and windy conditions have all contributed to creating slick sidewalks, streets, stairways and even building entryways. These increased hazards have led to pedestrians falling and hurting themselves. An …

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Apr 13

Special Master To Decide How To Divvy Compensation To 9/11 Workers, NY Residents Harmed By Fallout of WTC

In coming weeks, a special master is expected to be named by the Justice Department to oversee the multi-billion fund established to provide compensation and health monitoring to rescue workers and NY residents harmed by toxic dust and smoke from the 9/11 attacks. The special master’s appointment is a key step to implementing the new …

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Apr 13

Work at Your Own Risk

The system that’s supposed to insure you for injuries on the job too often falls short. Twelve years ago this spring, Patrice Woeppel was heading to her office in the Florida hospital where she worked as clinical director when she slipped on a dirty floor and fell to the ground. “I landed on my hands, …

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Apr 12

A Freak Accident at the Queensboro Bridge, Until It Happens Again

The Queensboro Bridge off-ramps in Long Island City, where two cars have crashed, leaving one man dead and others badly hurt.   It seemed a grisly freak accident: a small sedan, navigating a curvy Queensboro Bridge off-ramp early one morning last week, careened off the road and smashed into a Long Island City storefront, severing …

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Apr 12

Authorities: Man’s leg severed by NYC subway train

NEW YORK — A New York City subway train severed a man’s leg and removed part of his arm as he fled onto tracks to escape police, authorities said Thursday. Subway workers spotted the man in a tunnel but could not stop the trains in time, a transit official said. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said …

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Apr 12

Bronx Bus Accident Claims 15 NYC Lives, Negligent Hiring Suspected

Witnesses to a recent fatal bus crash in the Bronx told law enforcement that the bus was veering erratically before flipping onto one side and striking a sign post. The post sliced through the passenger compartment almost to the rear of the vehicle, creating horrific carnage in the passenger area and nearly removing the roof. …

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Apr 12

Mets fan injury suit against NYC tossed

NEW YORK, March 22 (UPI) — New York City is off the hook after a court ruled a woman whose back was broken when an allegedly drunken 300-pound Mets fan fell on her can’t sue the city. A negligence claim filed against the city by Ellen Massey was dismissed Monday by a Manhattan judge who …

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Apr 12

NYC officer awarded $325,000 for injury

NEW YORK — A New York City police officer who was denied a tax-free injury pension after she was shot in the hand will get $325,000. The award settles a federal lawsuit filed by Officer Pamela Walker. Walker was shot during an annual weapons inspection at a Manhattan precinct in 2002. Court papers say Walker …

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Apr 12

What to do if you’re injured at work?

Many types of injuries can occur at work including slip and falls or a back injury. One of the most serious types of injury, however, is traumatic brain injury. Workers’ compensation is like an insurance plan paid for by your employer. Workers compensation is an insurance coverage to give medical benefits to workers who’ve gotten …

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