New York has been incredibly proactive at reducing the number of traffic-related fatalities. The number of deaths as a result of a car accident has decreased over the last couple of years. However, the number of pedestrian deaths has gone up.
Well into the 21st century, we have no flying cars as many people predicted, but we do have some amazing technology nonetheless. One of the most groundbreaking features in motor vehicles is the Autopilot feature introduced in Tesla cars. If you are one of the fortunate New Yorkers who own a Tesla, you may appreciate the convenience and added safety that this feature offers.
On a daily basis, construction workers risk serious personal injury due to the numerous hazards present at construction sites, from heavy equipment malfunctions to potential falls, slips or accidents while performing job duties.
It seems that every week there is a train derailment occurring somewhere in the United States, at times right here in New York City. However, train travel may still be safer than traveling in a vehicle on the roadways.
For many people in New York City, walking is a fun activity that allows them to exercise while getting places. Win-win. However, being a pedestrian is not without its share of risks, and they seem especially high for pedestrians 65 and older. In fact, city data show that the death rate for pedestrians per 100,000 people in this age group is 5.7 people. It is a much leaner 1.7 people for those aged 18 to 64 and drops to 0.6 for children 17 and younger.
If you suffered an injury while working on a New York construction site, you may believe your only recourse is to file a workers' compensation claim. While workers' comp can indeed be the right option, in some situations filing a third party claim can be also possible.
When winter weather hits New York City, it is not only the coldest season of the year, it is also a season with weather conditions that encourage the incidence rate of slip-and-fall injuries as well as vehicle accidents. Icy streets and snowy sidewalks can cause people to injure themselves, and serious injuries may lead to costly medical bills and lost work in addition to the pain and suffering of the injury itself.
Each year, millions from the U.S. and abroad come to see and experience The City That Never Sleeps. In fact, statistics from NYC & Company show that each year for the past seven years, more tourists have visited than the year before.
Construction zones are part of the everyday landscape for many people in New York City. Some of these projects are public and result in museums, libraries, senior centers and much more that enhance life every day for countless people. Private construction projects such as condo buildings are also essential. However, construction zones can pose a danger to pedestrians. After all, there is a reason that construction workers are more at risk for injury than other workers; construction zones are inherently dangerous.
Falls are the single-largest reason Americans visit the emergency room each year, and statistics show your risk of slipping and falling and injuring or dying as a result increases alongside your age. The National Floor Safety Institute reports that in addition to facing an elevated risk of a slip-and-fall injury as you get older, you also face a greater risk if you are a female.