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Man Falls Over 50 Feet Into a Dumpster and Survives in Yet Another New York Construction Accident

By Michael Gunzburg, P.C. |

On December 14th of 2020, it was reported that a New York construction worker had miraculously survived after falling 5 stories in Ithaca. He had been working on the roof of a structure that was under construction. Fortunately, the 37-year-old man fell directly into a dumpster, which was presumably filled with bags of soft… Read More »

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What Happens After My Spouse Dies in a New York Construction Accident?

By Michael Gunzburg, P.C. |

Losing your spouse in a work-related accident can impact your life in more ways than one. Along with the emotional and mental pain of losing someone you love, this loss can also be detrimental financially. You may have been relying on your spouse’s paycheck to help raise your children and pay the bills. After… Read More »

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The Future of NYC’s Scaffold Law

By Michael Gunzburg, P.C. |

There are many things that make the Big Apple unique, but in terms of its approach to construction, there is one thing that stands out more than anything else: the Scaffold Law. This law is more than 100 years old, and it predates workers’ compensation, OSHA, and many other construction-related laws in the state… Read More »

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What is the Scaffold Law in New York City?

By Michael Gunzburg, P.C. |

Otherwise known as Section 240(1) of New York’s Labor Law, the Scaffold Law plays an important role in protecting construction workers in the Empire State. If you have been injured on a construction site, the Scaffold Law may form an important underpinning of your legal case. Learn more about this law, and you will… Read More »

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