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Blog Posts in November, 2016

  • Dallin M. Fuchs Settles Construction Accident Case for $1.55 Million Where Laborer Lost Vision in One Eye

    Our partner, Dallin M. Fuchs, settled a Labor Law 241(6) claim on behalf of a 53 year old construction worker who was injured at a New York City-owned construction site in Queens for the sum of $1,55 million. The worker was attempting to attach a cap onto a pipe. The safety glasses he was using were worn and scratched. He was forced to take them off to see what he was doing. When he struck the cap ...
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  • Rash of School Bus Crashes Continues - 8 Injured in Queens School Bus Crash

    School bus crashes have been reported with increasing frequency the past couple of weeks. Another was reported by the Daily News today. Six children and two adults were injured at approximately 7:30am when a school bus lost control and crashed in Queens. The incident occurred in Fresh Meadows at 75th Ave. and 181st Street. The injured adults and children were taken to Long Island Jewish Medical ...
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  • Another School Bus Crash: 13 Students Hurt in Ossining School Bus Accident

    A school bus crashed into a telephone pole is Ossining on Tuesday morning resulting in injuries to 13 students according to the Journal News . The cause of the crash is under investigation as the bus left the roadway and struck the telephone pole. The Injured students were taken to local area hospitals. This is the second school bus crash reported in as many days. Although not as severe as the ...
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  • Two Construction Workers Killed by Falling Beam at Construction Site in Queens When Hoisting Cable Snapped

    In what was originally reported as a crane collapse, it has now been confirmed that two construction workers were killed when a wire hoisting a beam snapped causing the beam to fall. According to the Gothamist , the beam crushed two construction workers resulting in fatal injuries. The deceased workers were the crane operator and his flag man. The construction site is located in the in the ...
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  • Christopher L. Sallay, Esq. Designated as General Counsel for Ethical Issues

    The partners at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP are pleased to announce that our partner, Christopher L. Sallay , has been designated as our firm's General Counsel for all Ethical Issues. We wish him all the success in fulfilling this role. High standards of professionalism, concerned diligence, integrity and skill are demanded from our attorneys and support staff. Our reputable ...
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  • Horrible School Bus Crash in Tennessee Kills Six Children

    Parents rely on school buses to safely transport their children to and from school. They expect the operators of those school buses to drive with the safety of their children as the first and foremost concern. Every parent's worst nightmare was realized when they learned that the operator of a school bus in Chattanooga, Tennessee crashed the bus into a tree resulting in the deaths of 6 children. ...
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  • Barry Washor Included in Gerry Oginski's List of 10 Great Medical Malpractice Trial Attorneys in New York

    Gerry Oginski is a top New York Medical Malpractice attorney and expert on legal issues. He is well-known for his use of technology and social media to educate consumers and those in the legal profession. As a trusted expert in the legal profession, he named 10 Great New York Medical Malpractice Trial Attorneys which included our partner, Barry Washor. The partners of Queller, Fisher, Washor, ...
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  • 21-Year-Old Man Dies After Falling 40-Feet from Forklift Due to "Mechanical Failure"

    A 21-year-old Belleville, New Jersey man died after sustaining injuries in a fall from a forklift on Friday. According to the Star Ledger , the man was working at a construction site at the Castle Banquet Hall on Route 23 in Pequannock, New Jersey. The worker was standing on a wooden pallet on the fork end of the forklift when an apparent mechanical failure occurred and the fork end detached, ...
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  • Car Jumps Curb and Strikes Pedestrians on Upper West Side

    At approximately 11:00am, an SUV was attempting to park on 96th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West. Witnesses saw the SUV strike a van while trying to park. The SUV then jumped the curb and struck at least two pedestrians before coming to a stop on the sidewalk. According to a report by CBS New York , Three people were taken via ambulance to St;. Luke's Hospital. One of the ...
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  • Will Platform Barriers Prevent Subway Riders from Falling Onto Tracks?

    New York City straphangers have been falling onto subway tracks with increasing frequency. This has renewed a call from MTA Board members to install doors on subway platforms according to the New York Post . Since September, 27 people have been struck by subway trains, resulting in numerous injuries and fatalities. It is unclear as to how much platform doors would cost and how such doors would ...
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  • Christopher L. Sallay Named “Top 100″ Lawyer in New York by Super Lawyers

    Christopher L.Sallay, a partner at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP , has been named one of the “Top 100 Lawyers” of 2016 in the New York Metro Area by Super Lawyers . Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top attorneys in different regions via a multi-phase selection process that involves peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation. The New York Metro lawyers who receive ...
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  • Utility Truck Kills Pedestrian in Midtown Manhattan on Monday Night

    Another pedestrian fatality has been reported this year. This time, a utility truck struck and killed a pedestrian in Midtown Manhattan on Monday night. As reported by CBS New York , a woman was struck by a utility truck at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Further details have not been reported at this time. When an individual dies after being struck by a vehicle, their family may have grounds to ...
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  • Five Construction Workers Fall Off Bridge Into Kingsbury Canal Resulting in One Drowning Death and Four Injuries

    Five contract workers for the New York State Department of Transportation fell into the water below the Smiths Basin Bridge on Route 149 in Kingsbury shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Friday. According to a report by Time Warner Cable News , it is believed that a cable broke causing the workers to plunge into Kingsbury Canal. The body of the deceased worker, 41-year old Rahssan Smith of Albany, was ...
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  • Subway Train in Brooklyn Kills One MTA Worker and Injures Another Working on Tracks

    Two MTA workers were working on the tracks as flagman around 12:15am when they were struck by a southbound G train as it rounded a corner by East 3rd Street and Canton Avenue. According to CBS New York , the two were acting as flagman in preparation for construction by an outside contractor. Both of the men hit by the train were experienced MTA employees and, according to reports, were where they ...
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  • Fire in Brooklyn RIps Through Two Buildings and Results in Death of One Person, Injuries to Others

    Fire accidents occur in New York with an overwhelming propensity and are among the more devastating incidents to New York City Residents. On Tuesday night, according to a report by the New York Post , a fire in Brooklyn damaged two buildings in the Cypress Hills section. The fire broke out just before 9 p.m. in a vacant three-story building at 420 Lincoln Avenue and quickly spread to an adjacent ...
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  • U.S. News & World Report Names Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP to the 2017 New York City Rankings of Best Law Firms for Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation

    Queller, Fisher, Washor Fuchs & Kool, LLP is proud to announce that the U.S. News & World Report has named our firm to the 2017 New York City Rankings of Best Law Firms for both Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation. As stated in the Press Release from U.S News - Best Lawyers: "Firms included in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with ...
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