Daily Archives: May 11, 2010

Staten Island Fights New York School Bus Accidents. Stop on Red!

Staten Island Assemblyman Michael Cusick says 50,000 New York accidents occur each year, due to drivers who negligently pass school buses whose red lights are flashing. Many car and truck drivers disregard the state law, and pass, creating dangerous conditions. New York State law requires that drivers from all directions, including those on the other side of a divider to come to a complete stop. The proposed bill targets repeat offenders, by doubling the fine to $2,000, and demanding a year term in jail for those who break the law and illegally pass three times within three years. Top New Personal injury lawyers commend Cusick for his efforts in preventing personal injuries, and making kids buses, sidewalks and intersections safer. Hat tip here.

OSHA Increasing Penalties in order to Decrease Workplace Injury

According to IMT Research, 4.6 Million workers have serious personal injuries every year. This includes construction injury, on-the-job slip and fall, trip and fall, negligence and dangerous work conditions. The US Government’s Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched the Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP), which calls for stiffer punishments against companies that repeatedly disregard safety standards and create dangerous conditions. Penalties include increased fines and more frequent inspections. The current maximum allowed fine is $70,000 per a willful violation. If you or a loved one got hurt in a New York job injury, or suffered any work-related personal injury, contact New York’s leading personal injury lawyer firm.