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Archive: February 2020

If you've been injured in an accident or on the job, the attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP have the knowledge, skills, and experience required to hold the party responsible for your injury accountable.

Fires and Explosions Child Burn Injuries: What You Need to Know

Burn injuries are among the most physically excruciating kinds of injuries for people to endure. Most burn injuries are classified into one of three degrees: First-Degree Burns — Superficial burns damaging only the epidermis or the outermost layer of skin. Sunburn is the most common example of a first-degree burn, and these involve mild pain […]

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Nursing Home Abuse Financial abuse of the elderly in nursing homes

Though most cases of financial abuse of the elderly occur within the family, sometimes a nursing home caretaker will attempt to exploit a resident. Elderly people are easily taken advantage of financially because they often do not understand how to handle their finances, especially if they suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s. Many older people who […]

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Nursing Home Abuse Broken bones in nursing homes

As people get older, their bones naturally become more brittle, especially in those who suffer from osteoporosis. Additionally, older people gradually lose muscle mass, which negatively affects their balance and mobility. These two factors make the elderly more susceptible to falls and more at risk of breaking bones. Broken bones can usually be avoided in […]

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Construction Accident Internal organ damage caused by construction accidents

Members of construction crews put themselves at risk every day that they enter the job site. Their workplace is littered with hazardous materials and heavy machinery, and they often work from great heights on exposed roofs. Though they are at risk for many injuries, damage to their internal organs may be one of the most […]

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Construction Accident Roof and ceiling collapses on construction sites

With an increased number of structures being built in New York every day comes an increase in workers’ injuries. One common accident that can cause a slew of injuries is the collapse of a roof or ceiling that the crew is working on. A worker could fall from a great height off of the building […]

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Nursing Home Abuse Physical, sexual, and emotional abuse in nursing homes

According to the National Council on Aging, about 1 in 10 nursing home residents over the age of 60 have experienced some form of abuse in nursing homes. It is essential to be aware of the various types of abuse older adults experience in nursing homes to protect vulnerable residents better. Of the seven basic types […]

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Nursing Home Abuse Common nursing home infections

A 2004 National Nursing Home Survey found that nearly 1.5 million elderly Americans live in about 16,000 nursing homes. With crowded nursing homes comes an increased potential of harmful infections spreading. Because the elderly generally have diminished immune systems and because surgery can sometimes cause more harm than good, the spread of an infection could […]

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Construction Accident Scaffolding accidents on construction sites

Scaffolding is designed to provide construction workers with a safe way to access hard-to-reach parts of the building they’re constructing, painting, or repairing. It’s a common sight in a growing city such as New York, where thousands of construction workers ascend scaffolding each day. But if the scaffolding was erected incorrectly, or a worker was […]

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Pedestrian Accident Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in New York City

  As one of the most populous cities in the world, New York’s streets are clogged with pedestrians and motorists day and night. Because the two are constantly in close proximity, accidents happen frequently, and often with devastating results. Among the possible causes of pedestrian accidents in New York City, some of the most common include: […]

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Premises Liability How is a slip and fall accident different from a trip and fall?

If you were hurt in a slip, trip, or fall accident in New York City, you could be owed significant compensation if someone else’s negligence caused you to get hurt. First, it is important to learn the definitions of both a trip and a slip. A slip and fall accident occurs when a person loses […]

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