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Category: Workers’ Compensation

Workplace Deaths in the Greater NY Metro Area: A Look at the Stats

Unsafe worksites can cause tragic accidents that result in workers suffering permanent and sometimes even fatal work injuries. A New York workers’ compensation law firm can provide representation to those who have suffered harm when fatal accidents happen at work or when employees get sick or injured as a direct result of doing work tasks. Worksite injuries and fatalities are far too common in the New York area, and just recently, Long Island Business News published a troubling report about the total number of workplace fatalities that occurred in the greater New York metropolitan area in the course of 2016.

Hundreds of Workers Died in the NY Metropolitan Area

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How to File and What to Expect in Mesothelioma and Asbestos Lawsuits

According to statistics, there are 2,000 to 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma each year in the United States. Due to the fact that men are exposed to asbestos more often, their likelihood of being diagnosed with the cancer is 4.6 times higher. 2 to 10% of people with heavy and prolonged asbestos exposure will develop …

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Proposed Change to Workers’ Compensation Could End Up Hurting NY Workers

Employees who get hurt on the job must rely on workers’ compensation to provide benefits. Injured workers should get help from New York City workers’ compensation lawyers in order to take action in getting the benefits they need. Workers’ compensation is typically an exclusive remedy for workers who cannot sue employers after most on-the-job injuries. This important program ensures that medical bills are paid and that workers receive disability income if they need it. However, the American Council of Science and Health indicates that some changes have been proposed to workers’ compensation in New York that could be damaging to workers.

Changes to Workers’ Compensation Laws in New York Could Hurt Workers

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NY Workers Need Protection From Cold-Weather Injuries

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, cold stress can be a serious problem for workers and employers have an obligation to provide protection from this hazard.  While there are no OSHA guidelines directly addressing employer obligations in cold environments, employers have a general duty to protect workers from risks likely to cause death …

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Workplace Accidents And Workers’ Compensation Claims

According to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2016, private industry employers reported roughly 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses, occurring at a rate of 2.9 cases per 100 fulltime equivalent workers. Nearly one-third of occupational injuries and illnesses that are nonfatal were more serious in nature and resulted in …

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Scared to Report: NY Workers Fear Retaliation for Reporting Work-Related Injuries

Reporting an injury at work is important to ensure you get the workers’ compensation benefits that you deserve and to ensure that the cause of the injury is properly investigated so further harm can be avoided among other employees.  New York City workers’ compensation lawyers can provide assistance in reporting injuries and in taking steps …

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Frequently Asked Questions About Wrongful Death

As per the CDC, unintentional injuries are the fourth leading cause of untimely death in the United States of America. In 2013, the number of emergency department visits for unintentional injuries was 28.1 million. Wrongful death lawsuits are on the rise with the increase of unintentional accidents and injuries and medical malpractice. FAQs about Wrongful …

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OSHA Should Do More to Make Sure Violations are Corrected

New York City workers’ compensation lawyers represent workers and their families in the aftermath of on-the-job accidents that cause injuries. When a worker is hurt on-the-job or is killed, this can have a devastating personal and financial impact on the employee and his loved ones. Many workers never fully recover from being hurt, and families …

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OSHA Reforms: Could They Work to Lower Workplace Injury Risks?

The American Society of Safety Engineers believes that the current approach to protecting employees from on-the-job accidents is not sufficient. The American Society of Safety Engineers has published an OSHA Reform Blueprint, which makes a number of different suggestions for changing OSHA that the Society believes would better prevent workplace injuries and fatalities. With understaffing …

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