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Bullying and physical assault can be a problem in nursing homes

When you have to help an elderly family member move into a nursing home or other senior living facility, it's natural to have concerns about their care, safety, health and well-being -- all of which the staff and management bear responsibility for. You may not consider that your loved one could be at risk of harm from another resident.

Construction worker severs both legs in Roslyn Heights

Officers with the Nassau County Police Department were dispatched to aid an injured construction worker at a worksite near the intersection of Locust and Corncrib lanes in Roslyn Heights just after 8:00 a.m. on Feb. 13.When they arrived on the scene, they found a 39-year-old construction worker in a 10-feet-deep manhole.

1 killed and 1 injured in serious crash on Long Island

It's hard to imagine why any driver wouldn't be aware of pedestrians on or around roadways, especially in a busy area like Long Island. Even when it's the early morning hours, people are often out and about. They may go to bars or be coming home from work. They might be visiting friends or coming back into town.

What are the primary categories of damages after an injury?

Personal injury law covers a wide variety of circumstances, such as car accidents, boat accidents, elevator accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, pool drownings and dog attacks. However, even though the situations differ, in most personal injury lawsuits, plaintiffs will focus on recovering the same categories of damages. These categories include the following, in alphabetical order:

Preventing scaffolding accidents on a construction site

Working on a construction site can be one of the most dangerous jobs you can have in Long Island. Even though there are policies and procedures in place to protect you, there's always the chance of an accident happening that can lead to injury and even death. Scaffolding is an important piece of construction equipment that if not built properly can collapse. Follow the tips outlined today to prevent scaffolding accidents.