Neil Kalra

Insurance Companies’ Bad Faith Behavior Costs Victims AND their Policyholders
Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Insurance Companies’ Bad Faith Behavior Costs Victims AND their Policyholders

In addition to the duties outlined in your policy, insurance companies have responsibilities to injury claimants under both common law and statutory law. Generally, the insurance company owes you a duty of good faith and fair dealing when handling any transaction. It also has the obligation to faithfully investigate and honor valid insurance claims. This…

Here’s why it’s Vital to Receive Medical Treatment after an Accident
Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Here’s why it’s Vital to Receive Medical Treatment after an Accident

After an injury accident, you and your family may be owed compensation from an insurance company. But can you manage your insurance claim AND see to your health? Because you and your family’s survival demands that you recover from your injuries. Any accident can lead to permanent physical harm and significant medical bills. At the…

How Safe Drivers Can Avoid Getting in an Accident with a Big Rig
Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York, Transportation

How Safe Drivers Can Avoid Getting in an Accident with a Big Rig

In 2017, the number of commercial trucks involved in fatal crashes rose 10 percent to 4,657 from 4,251 the previous year, according to the National Motor Carrier Safety Administration (NMCSA). Simple actions by passenger vehicle drivers can help them avoid these dangerous drivers that outweigh the family car or SUV by tens of thousands of…

Heavy Machinery Accidents: Tragic and Preventable
Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

Heavy Machinery Accidents: Tragic and Preventable

There are many different construction site accidents associated with heavy equipment such as cranes, bulldozers, front-end loaders, dump trucks, excavators and the like. Such heavy equipment is a necessity on nearly every construction project. In July 2019 in the Bronx, a 47-year-old welder was struck and killed by an excavator bucket at a concrete-recycling plant….

Preventing Electrocution Tragedies on Construction Sites
Building Trades, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

Preventing Electrocution Tragedies on Construction Sites

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 77 percent of the 325 contract worker electrocutions from 2012-2016 happened to those who work in the construction industry.  This is why OSHA places electrocutions in its “Fatal Four Hazards” for construction every year. In one fatal construction accident in July 2018, a 40-year-old worker was electrocuted…

Crane Operator In Deadly Crane Crash Insists the Collapse Was Not His Fault
Building Trades, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

Crane Operator In Deadly Crane Crash Insists the Collapse Was Not His Fault

According to The National Safety Council Machinery accounted for 4,920 nonfatal occupational injuries and 92 fatal injuries in 2014. Many of these injuries and deaths may have been preventable with proper inspections, and following protocol to maintain the safety of workers and the general public. Unfortunately, there are many cases in which employers fail to…

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