Category Archive: Personal Injury

Many personal injuries can lead to significant medical expenses and financial burdens, as well as intangible losses too. Fortunately, the victims of others' negligence are able to recover damages through a civil action. If you have been injured in an auto or aviation accident, due to a defective pharmaceutical, or in any other negligence-based accident, the attorneys at Napoli Shkolnik, PLCC are prepared to advocate on your behalf.

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Injured on the Job? Do I File a Workers Compensation Claim

Injured on the Job? Do I File a Workers Compensation Claim

| Personal Injury
On-the-job injuries are extremely common. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that in 2016 alone, there were approximately 2.9 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers. Workers who are injured on the job often require medical care, ongoing treatment, and time off of work. In some cases,…Read the article
Types of Subway Accidents and Injuries

Types of Subway Accidents and Injuries

| Personal Injury
There are unfortunately a number of ways that people end up getting injured on the New York subway system. Subway accidents and injuries take place in the stations, on the platforms and on the trains. A brief list some of the most common subway hazards includes: Derailments or collisions involving one or more trains on the…Read the article
Understanding How Legal Contingency Fees Work

Understanding How Legal Contingency Fees Work

| Personal Injury
“A contingency fee agreement is a payment arrangement that allows a plaintiff who has been injured and is seeking legal remedy to obtain legal representation even if they do not have money to pay a lawyer at the beginning of the case. A client does not have to pay a contingency fee up front, agreeing instead to pay…Read the article
Food Contamination Can Lead to Serious Health Problems

Food Contamination Can Lead to Serious Health Problems

| Personal Injury
Food contamination can lead to foodborne illnesses, typically called food poisoning. Foodborne illness is a serious occurrence, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting that an estimated 48 million people get sick each year, that over 120,000 are hospitalized, and that about 3,000 die as a result of food contamination annually in…Read the article
Wage and Hour Laws – Your Rights

Wage and Hour Laws – Your Rights

| Personal Injury
For both employees and employers in the United States, being aware of the state and federal laws regarding employee wages and hours is critical; a breach of the law could result in penalties for an employer, and an employee may seek damages if their rights are violated. At the law offices of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC,…Read the article
Six Signs a Loved One May be Taking Abuse in a Nursing Home

Six Signs a Loved One May be Taking Abuse in a Nursing Home

| Personal Injury
It is one of the most difficult things for a family to be told – that there is a chance that their loved one has been a victim of nursing home elder abuse or neglect. Trust has been broken and those whose job it was to take care of your loved one has done the…Read the article
Top Tips for What to do After an Auto Accident

Top Tips for What to do After an Auto Accident

| Personal Injury
Being involved in any sort of auto accident is a scary and painful experience to be sure but it is important to take care of yourself and stay calm in the minutes, hours, days, and weeks that follow. After an auto accident, you need to keep a clear head and make smart decisions and choices.…Read the article
March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month

| Personal Injury
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, which serves as an opportunity to raise public awareness about how brain injuries occur, the prevalence of brain injuries, and the life-changing effects that brain injuries can have. While many organizations recognize brain injury awareness, the Brain Injury Association of America is one of the leaders, and has been…Read the article
Causes of Railway Accidents

Causes of Railway Accidents

| Personal Injury
According to the Federal Railroad Administration, in 2014 there were 11,896 train accidents at railroad crossings, resulting in 804 fatalities and thousands of injuries over the course of that year. There are a variety of reasons why these accidents occur. In the United States alone, we have over 600 separate and identified railroad lines, hundreds of…Read the article
Modern Car Safety Features You Should Check For

Modern Car Safety Features You Should Check For

| Personal Injury
We all want a safe and reliable car that gets us where we need to go and that keeps us and our loved ones safe. We have come a long way since the early cars that has no seat belts or windshields and there are many amazing safety features that modern vehicles have. Here are…Read the article
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