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Don't forget the risk of a delayed-onset injury

Of the injuries you can suffer in a crash, one of the most unusual is the delayed injury. Delayed-onset injuries are special since they can take many hours or days to emerge. From slow bleeds to pain from broken bones or other significant injuries, delayed injuries can take many forms.

Do women have access to good personal protective equipment?

New York City's construction field is strong, and it has begun to pull in more female contractors. As a female in a primarily male field, you already have some interesting challenges. A more important challenge to address is the need for specialized safety equipment.

Construction is dangerous: Be cautious, alert and safe

The construction industry is not very safe, even though many steps have been taken to make it safer over time. People who work in this industry find that they're exposed to a greater number of hazards, which can mean that they're put at risk of injuries more often.

Damages you can seek in a personal injury claim

Suffering an injury in any type of accident (construction, motor vehicle, violent attacks, etc) can change your life forever. You might not be able to return to work or school. You might not be able to care for yourself anymore. You also might need a lot of medical care in order to recover from said injury. Today, we will take a look at the damages you can seek in a personal injury claim.

What's the best way to avoid car accidents?

No one plans to be involved in a car accident, and everyone tries to avoid them as best as they can. However, are you really doing enough to prevent the chances of being in or causing a potentially fatal vehicle collision? Peruse the following four ways to avoid car accidents to make sure you're doing everything you can to stay safe:

How to file an injury report at work

If you are ever injured on the job in New York, you need to know how to file a report. Filing a report is one of the most important things you can do outside of seeking medical care. If you fail to file a report, your employer won't know about the incident or the injury you suffered. That means it will be difficult to acquire workers' compensation benefits, if you need them. Here's how you can file an injury report at work.

How to prevent back injuries on the job

Back injuries are quite common in just about every workplace. You don't have to work in construction or some other industry that has you moving around a lot to suffer a back injury. Simply sitting in front of a computer for too long can lead to back problems. Let's take a look at how you can prevent back injuries on the job.

How do I prevent a scaffolding accident?

When you go to work at a construction site in New York, do you have to work on scaffolding? If so, you likely know what safety equipment you need in order to be allowed on the scaffolding. But, do you know the other safety procedures that need to be followed in order to prevent a scaffolding accident?

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