Block O'Toole & Murphy Block
O'Toole
& Murphy
Premier NY Personal Injury Lawyers

Block O'Toole & Murphy's Blog

Two Construction Workers Valiantly Rescued from Harlem Building

Two construction workers were rescued in Harlem on Friday, Dec. 13 after the hydraulic lift they were operating tipped over without warning, crashing into the building where they were working. They had been almost 50 feet up in the air when the fully extended lift fell. They were left stranded, pinned against the side of the five-story building at 17 W. 118th St., with the risk of falling to the ground at any moment.

1 killed, 2 injured in Bronx Amtrak Railyard Electrical Accident

On Thursday, December 5, 2019, shortly after 11:00 a.m., an electrical accident occurred at an Amtrak railyard, tragically killing an Amtrak employee and injuring two others. The incident occurred at the Con Edison Van Nest Substation in the Parkchester section of the Bronx. NYPD are assisting Amtrak police in an ongoing investigation into the incident.

Surprise Site Inspections Lead to Decrease in Construction Accidents

We have often discussed construction accidents in this space. After all, fighting on behalf of injured workers is what we do. The most heartbreaking and senseless thing about most construction accidents is that many of them could have been prevented if fundamental safety rules and regulations were followed. Many accidents occur because of a lack of safety or supervision at a construction site. Our lawyers know firsthand how an unsafe work site can lead to an injury that changes someone's life forever, and the statistics show it: according to OSHA, in 2017, a staggering one in 5 worker deaths were in construction. In New York City, the situation is not better. Between 2015 and 2018, construction-related injuries increased by 61 percent, according to city data cited in a New York Times article.

Wrestler Matt Travis's Life Tragically Cut Short in Hit and Run

Saturday, November 9, 2019 marks another tragedy in New York. At around 2:30am, 25-year-old Matt Travis was riding his bicycle in the bike lane at the foot of the Willis Avenue Bridge in East Harlem when a Kenworth dump truck, traveling southbound along First Avenue, made an illegal left turn onto East 125th Street and slammed into Travis before a number of horrified witnesses.

Speak with a Qualified New York Injury Lawyer Today

Fill out our short online contact form for a FREE, immediate case review, or call us locally at 212-736-5300 today. The lawyers in our firm work on a contingency basis, so we do not collect any money unless we win your case.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Firm Awards and Honors

These are some of the publications and organizations that have recognized our firm and individual attorneys for excellence.

Learn More
Block O'Toole & Murphy - Listed in Best Lawyers - Linking Lawyers and Clients Worldwide Best Lawyers - Best Law Firms - U.S. News The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers Super Lawyers Million Dollar Advocates Forum Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Irish Legal 100 Martindale-Hubbell - Peer Rated For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability New York Magazine - Top Verdicts & Settlements New York Law Journal www.naacp.org - NAACP Frances Pope Memorial Foundation - Love. Support. Hope. St. John's University - School of Law St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Call Block O'Toole & Murphy Today For Help - 212-736-5300
CLOSE MENU  X

What can we help you find?