It's not uncommon for families to hit the road during the summer months for a family vacation. Whether you're heading into the woods or out to the beach, it is important to drive safely. With automobile accidents common due to distracted driving, which include texting while driving, many accident victims are left with serious injuries. Injuries such as spinal or neck injuries and traumatic brain injuries can lead to significant or even life-long disabilities.
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for workers to get injured in the workplace. Whether it is due to dangerous working conditions, faulty equipment, worker neglect or simply just an accident, it is important for workers to know and understand workers' compensation laws are in place to help in the event of a workplace injury.
Living with a serious disability can make things incredibly difficult. In addition to not being able to work to earn an income, disabled people are often burdened with additional costs such as doctor visits, prescriptions, tests, rehabilitation and many other costs associated with the disability.
On Tuesday, July 19, a crane used during construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge collapsed across the existing bridge, crippling traffic on both sides for hours and injuring five people, including two workers. Miraculously, no one died in the accident, though it snarled traffic on the busy bridge, which handles as many as 130,000 vehicles daily. The accident is still under investigation.