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Long Island & Queens, New York Negligent Supervision, Defective Product & Accident Lawyer Blog


The blog by published author of the Free book on New York accident claims, "Why Most Accident Victims Do Not Recover the Full Value of Their Claim," as well as the New Yorker's guide to defective product claims, "Why Are There So Few Successful Defective Products Lawsuits?" is intended to educate the general public about issues of interest, particularly innovations and changes in the law, in the areas of school negligence (and/or negligent supervision), construction accidents, slip and/or trip and fall accidents, auto accidents, and, of course, defective or dangerous products.

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5/12/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Construction Worker Who Erected Own Scaffold Still Entitled to Recover Under NY Labor Law

In an unusual case, a construction worker who, at his employer's request, erected his own scaffold with their materials and subsequently fell, was entitled to recover for the injuries he sustained under New York Labor Law 240(1). For additional information on how New York's Labor Laws affect injured construction workers, please visit Long Island, New York construction accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper's website at www.JonathanCooperLaw.com or contact him directly at 516.791.5700.

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5/4/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Why Having Adequate Safety Devices Isn't Enough to Defeat a New York Scaffold-Law Claim

A recent decision by New York's Court of Appeals held an owner automatically liable for the personal injuries sustained by a construction worker because there was no proof that the worker had ever been told that the safety equipment was available or that he had to use it. For additional information on how construction accidents are handled and analyzed by New York's courts, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com, or contact Long Island, New York construction accident attorney Jonathan Cooper directly at 516.791.5700.

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2/14/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Worker Injured At Closed Construction Site Not Entitled to Recover, Queens Court Holds

In a decision that was handed down last week, a Queens County trial court held that a construction site worker is not entitled to recover for his personal injuries when he was working there without authorization. For additional information on construction site accidents and how they are analyzed under New York law, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.

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12/23/2009
Jonathan Cooper
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Construction Site Worker That Was Injured When Makeshift Pulley System Failed May Recover Damages, NY High Court Says

In a fascinating decision, New York's highest court interprets construction site worker safety statute broadly, allowing injured worker to recover for his personal injuries. For additional free information on construction site accidents and what a claimant must do to prove their injury case, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.

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10/29/2009
Jonathan Cooper
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In NY, Can A Construction Worker Recover For His Injuries Even If The Accident Is Largely His Own Fault ?

In this article, Long Island, New York construction site accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent decision from Kings County (Brooklyn) that addresses the question of whether a construction site worker is precluded from recovering damages under New York's Labor Laws for his injuries if his accident was largely his own fault. For additional FREE information on this topic, and construction site accidents under New York law generally, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.

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8/22/2009
Jonathan Cooper
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Construction Site Accidents in NY: Why Contractors Should Be Held Strictly, Or Even Absolutely, Liable

In this article, Long Island, NY construction site accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper opines on why contractors should be held legally responsible to assure their workers' safety on the job. For additional, FREE information on construction site accidents and how they are handled under New York law, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.

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