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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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10/31/2013
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Gutter Cleaning Not Covered By Labor Law 240(1), Says NY Appeals Court

As noted by a recent appellate court decision, not all types of commercial cleaning are covered by NY's Labor Law worker safety statutes.

Category: Construction Site Accidents

8/18/2013
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NY Appeals Court Denies Summary Judgment to Bronx Construction Worker

NY Appeals Court Denies Summary Judgment to Bronx Construction Worker

Category: Construction Site Accidents

11/19/2012
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NY County Jury Awards Worker $13 Million After Fall From Ladder

Long Island, NY construction accident attorney discusses a recent jury verdict awarding a worker $13 million after a fall from a ladder at a worksite.

Category: Construction Site Accidents

9/13/2012
Jonathan
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Chuppah Deemed a "Structure" Under NY Labor Law, Says Appeals Court

In a unanimous decision, a NY appeals court held that a chuppah is a "structure" for purposes of NY's Labor Law, allowing an injured worker to recover.

Category: Construction Site Accidents

8/28/2012
Jonathan Cooper
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NY Appeals Court Holds Floor Water Not a Dangerous Worksite Condition

In a split opinion, a majority of a NY appeals court held that a water condition on the floor of a worksite was not a dangerous condition for which liability could attach.

Category: Construction Site Accidents

8/27/2012
Jonathan Cooper
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When an Owner Is (Or Isn't) Vicariously Liable tor a NY Worksite Injury

Long Island, NY worksite accident attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses when an owner is - or isn't - vicariously liable for an accident under NY law.

Category: Construction Site Accidents

8/26/2012
Jonathan Cooper
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NY Court: 12" Height Insufficient To Trigger Labor Law 240 Liability

In a decision that was handed down August 14, a NY Appeals court held that a 12" height differential was insufficient to trigger NY Labor Law 240(1) liability.

Category: Construction Site Accidents

6/27/2012
Jonathan Cooper
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Despite No Memory of Fall, NY Construction Worker Recovers $3.25 Mil

There are some instances where construction site workers can recover damages despite not recalling the accident, explains NY construction accident lawyer.

Category: Construction Site Accidents

3/2/2012
Jonathan Cooper
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Truck Driver's Labor Law Injury Claims Reinstated by NY Appeals Court

Noting the split among New York's appellate courts on the Labor Law, NY Appeals Court Reinstates Truck Driver's Labor Law Injury Claims

Category: Construction Site Accidents

9/13/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Lifting Wood At Worksite Doesn't Give Rise to NY Labor Law Claim

Not every accident that occurs at a construction site leads to liability under NY law. Long Island, NY construction site accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper explain

Category: Construction Site Accidents

9/9/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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NY Court: Worker Injured in Trip Over Cinder Block at Worksite Must Win

Learn why a NY Court held that by merely tripping over a cinderblock at a construction site that a worker was entitled to a judgment in his favor under NY law.

Category: Construction Site Accidents

8/5/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Injury Claim by Construction Worker Who Tripped Over Doorknob Survives

Long Island, NY construction site injury lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses how an injury claim by a construction Worker who tripped over a doorknob survived.

Category: Construction Site Accidents

7/25/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Construction Worker Falls from Ladder at Brooklyn Site, Seriously Hurt

Long Island, NY construction site accident lawyer discusses a recent worksite tragedy from today's news.

Category: Construction Site Accidents

6/15/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Worksite Owner Maybe Liable for Dust That Falls Into Worker's Eye: NY Court

Long Island, NY construction site accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent case holding owner maybe liable for dust falling into a workers' eye.

Category: Construction Site Accidents

6/1/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Queens Worker Who Fell From Unsecured Ladder Wins Labor Law Claim

Long Island & Queens, NY construction site accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent decision granting judgment to a worker who fell from a ladder.

Category: Construction Site Accidents

3/22/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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After Worker Falls Through Elevator Ceiling, Queens Court Holds Contractor Absolutely Liable

There are still cases where NY's courts will hold a contractor absolutely liable for a construction site accident. Here's one. For more info, call 516-791-5700.

Category: Construction Site Accidents

1/17/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Why New York's Work Site Safety Laws Target Developers

Author of the Free Guide to New York Accident Cases, "Why Most Accident Victims Do Not Recover the Full Value of Their Claim" (www.TheNewYorkAccidentBook.com), Long Island & Queens, New York construction accident and work site accident attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses how a developer with a long history of shoddy work highlights the reason that the legislature pins liability for these unsafe work sites on developers. For additional information on this topic, please contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: Construction Site Accidents

12/28/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Brokaws Dismissed from Brooklyn Scaffold Accident Case

Published author of "Why Most Accident Victims Do Not Recover the Full Value of Their Claim" (www.TheNewYorkAccidentBook.com), Long Island & Queens construction accident and personal injury lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent decision from a Brooklyn court that dismissed a scaffold accident case against celebrity Tom Brokaw and his family. For additional information on this topic, please contact Jonathan Cooper directly at his Nassau County office at 516-791-5700.

Category: Construction Site Accidents

12/9/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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NY Appeals Court Holds Tractor-Trailer Driver Solely At Fault For His Own Injury

Author of the Free NY Accident Guide, "Why Most Accident Victims Do Not Recover the Full Value of Their Claim" (www.TheNewYorkAccidentBook.com), Long Island, New York construction site accident and personal injury attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent decision from one of New York's appellate courts that dismissed the NY Labor Law claims of a tractor-trailer driver. For additional information on this topic, please contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: Construction Site Accidents

11/24/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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How Some NY Construction Site Owners Lose Winnable Negligence Cases

Published author of the Free book, "Why Most Accident Victims Do Not Recover the Full Value of Their Claim," (www.TheNewYorkAccidentBook.com), Long Island and Queens Construction Accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper reviews a recent decision from one of New York's appellate courts that highlights how some construction site owners lose negligence cases that might otherwise have been won. For additional information on this topic, please contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: Construction Site Accidents

9/20/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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NY Labor Law 240(1) Not Limited to Falling Worker; Also Covers Injuries From Falling Devices, Court Holds

Long Island/Queens, New York construction accident attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent decision from a New York County trial court holding that New York's Labor Laws protect not only those workers injured as the result of a fall from an elevation, but those who are injured as the result of a falling object at a worksite. For additional information on how to prove a construction site accident case under New York law, please see https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/how-to-prove-a-construction-site-accident-case-in-new-york.cfm, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: Construction Site Accidents

9/1/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Suffolk Court Highlights Split Between NY Courts In Construction Site Accident Cases

Long Island, New York construction accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent decision that was handed down from a Suffolk County trial court that highlighted a difference of opinion among the different courts in New York regarding whether employers and building owners can be held liable for injuries related to a fall from an affixed ladder at a work site. For additional information on how to prove a construction accident case under New York law, please see https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/how-to-prove-a-construction-site-accident-case-in-new-york.cfm, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: Construction Site Accidents

8/24/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Intoxicated NY House Painter Falls Off His Own Ladder - and Sues

Long Island, New York construction accident and personal injury lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent case where a painter that was drunk fell off his own ladder - and then sued for his personal injuries. For additional information on how to prove a construction site accident case under New York law, please see https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/how-to-prove-a-construction-site-accident-case-in-new-york.cfm, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: Construction Site Accidents

8/13/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Injured Cement Truck Driver Covered by NY Labor Law 240(1), Court Holds

Long Island, New York construction accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent decision from New York's Appellate Division, Second Department holding that a cement truck driver who was injured more than 100' from a construction site was still entitled to recover for his personal injuries under New York's worker safety statutes. For additional information on how to prove a construction site accident claim under New York law, please see https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/how-to-prove-a-construction-site-accident-case-in-new-york.cfm, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: Construction Site Accidents

7/23/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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School That Loaned Ladder to Worker May Be Held Liable For Fall, NY Court Holds

Long Island, New York construction accident and personal injury lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent decision from New York's Appellate Division, Second Department holding that a school can be held liable for a worker's fall from a ladder if it knew or should have known that the ladder was defective. For additional information on how to prove a construction accident case under New York law, please see https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/how-to-prove-a-construction-site-accident-case-in-new-york.cfm, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: Construction Site Accidents