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New Video FAQ: Why aren’t construction accidents reported?

Hach & Rose, LLP attorney David Cheverie discusses construction accidents and why they often go unreported in a new video FAQ. To learn more, watch the video above. Contact us at [phone-number] if you’ve been hurt in a construction accident in New York City or the surrounding boroughs. 


Client Testimonial: Andrew Torres

Andrew Torres was injured while working on a construction site. He suffered four broken vertebrae. See his story, and other former clients’ stories, on our testimonials page.

If you are a construction worker who was injured on the job like Andrew was, contact Hach & Rose, LLP at (212) 779-0057 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.


Slip and Fall Accidents in Nursing Homes

If you have made the difficult decision to move your loved one or family member into a nursing home or other assisted living community, you should be able to trust that he or she is being well cared for and is receiving the type and amount of attention that he or she needs. Unfortunately, as many as 50 – 75% of nursing home residents experience a fall each year, with many suffering extremely serious injuries as a result. Learn more about slips, trips, and falls in nursing homes by clicking here.


Preventing Construction Site Injuries

Construction sites are notoriously dangerous working environments, with statistics from OSHA revealing that one in every ten construction workers suffers an injury in a given year. Fortunately, there are things that construction workers, their co-workers, and their employers can do to reduce the likelihood of on-the-job injuries. Click here to learn more.


NTSB says gas line with poor welding caused New York explosion

The National Transportation Safety Board recently stated that the cause of a fatal natural gas explosion last year in New York was due to a poorly welded gas line, USA Today reported on June 9.

The accident, which occurred on March 12 of last year, resulted in the deaths of eight people and injuries of 50 others. A sewer leak apparently undermined the gas line, 60% of which was found to not be properly welded. The solvent used to clean the area was alcohol, which is not the most effective substance.

The contractor in charge of the welding, a worker with Consolidated Edison, had credentials that expired a month before working on the project in December 2011.

Another issue that contributed to the explosion was lack of response time. According to reports, people smelled gas the night before the explosion but did not report it in time.

Our attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, in New York serve clients who have been injured due to the negligence of another person or party. Call us at (212) 779-0057 today to discuss your case.


Attorney Halina Radchenko named to NYSTLA

nystlaHach & Rose, LLP, is proud to announce that Halina Radchenko has been named to the 2018 class of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.


OSHA fines Formica $121,000 for worker death

The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administrationfined Staten Island contractor Formica Construction $121,000 on May 28 in relation to a fatal demolition accident that occurred in November of last year, the New York Daily News reported.

On November 28, Delfino Velazquez was crushed by a mezzanine floor due to the contractor’s violation of several safety rules, including the failure to arrange a pre-demolition engineering survey of the area to measure the stability of the building. Other violations included failing to train workers to recognize risky situations and tearing down load-bearing walls before an upper floor.

This is Formica’s second time to be involved in allegations of safety violations in the workplace, with Formica owner Kenneth Formica previously pleading guilty to criminally negligent homicide after another worker, 39-year-old Lorenzo Pavia, was buried alive in a trench that suddenly collapsed in 2007. Formica spent 16 weeks in prison.

Velazquez’s daughter, Monica, said at a recent union-led press conference at City Hall that Formica should never have been able to resume business after the first worker death.

If you or someone close to your heart has been hurt in a construction accident in New York, whether as a worker on a construction site or a passerby, you can count on the legal help of our attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP. Call our offices today at (212) 779-0057.


Nobel Prize Winner Dies in Taxi Accident

John Nash, the inspiration for the 2001 Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, and his wife were victims of a fatal taxi accident on May 23, according to the New York Times. The famed mathematician is best known for his battle with schizophrenia and work with game theory, winning him the 1994 Memorial Prize in Economic Science. Nash, 86, and wife Alicia Nash, 82, were traveling home to Princeton, New Jersey when the accident occurred.

Reports indicate that the taxi driver, Tark Girgis, lost control of the vehicle while attempting to pass another driver at around 4:30 p.m. The taxi hit a guardrail and immediately sent Nash and his wife from the vehicle. It is presumed that neither of the passengers was wearing a seatbelt.

Girgis was immediately sent to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick with non-life-threatening conditions. He willingly submitted to drug and alcohol tests by police after the accident.

Nash is survived by his two sons, John Stier and Johnny Nash. The thoughts and well-wishes of Hach & Rose, LLP, go out to the friends, family, and all affected by this tragic loss.


Amtrak faces personal injury claims from train accident victims

The National Railroad Passenger Corp., doing business as Amtrak, is facing many personal injury lawsuits that could cost hundreds of millions of dollars after the derailment of its train at Frankford Junction in Philadelphia, philly.com reported on May 14.

The accident occurred not far from the Delaware River at around 9:30 p.m.; eight people were killed and many others seriously injured.

Because of the Amtrak Reform and Accountability Act of 1997 which restricted government compensation to victims and families of victims to $200 million per crash, the compensation payments will likely fall short of what is necessary.

The personal injury lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP, are dedicated to representing those who have been injured in a train accident or another incident through no fault of their own. Victims should not be held responsible for medical care costs and other damages. Learn more about pursuing financial compensation by calling our offices in New York at (212) 779-0057 today.


Types of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries have the potential to cause severe and lasting damage, and these devastating injuries can have a variety of different causes. From thermal burns to electrical burns, burn injuries have the potential to cause permanent injury, scarring, and disfiguration to victims.


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