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Category: Workers’ Compensation

April 6, 2018 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…. read more

January 16, 2018 Workers' Compensation

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… read more

January 12, 2018 Workers' Compensation

OSHA’s New Electronic Reporting of Injuries Rule Goes Into Effect

New York City workers’ compensation lawyers provide representation to victims who have been hurt at work or who have been made sick as a result of work duties There are many workplace rules that are aimed at reducing or preventing work injuries, but unfortunately these injuries continue to occur and jeopardize the health and safety… read more

December 29, 2017 Workers' Compensation

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…. read more

December 27, 2017 Workers' Compensation

Another New York Farm Worker Dies on the Job

New York City workers’ compensation lawyers provide representation to victims who are hurt at work and to family members of individuals who are killed on-the-job. Unfortunately, far too many injuries and fatalities occur within New York, adversely impacting the lives of workers and their families in many devastating ways. Just recently, Syracuse.com reported on the… read more

December 15, 2017 Workers' Compensation

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… read more

November 20, 2017 Workers' Compensation

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… read more

November 10, 2017 Workers' Compensation

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… read more

September 20, 2017 Personal Injury,Workers' Compensation

NY Window Washer Suffers Fatal Fall

Window washers have a dangerous job when they work at high elevations. Workplace falls are a leading cause of serious injuries and fatalities, and window washers are among the workers most vulnerable to suffering a fall. If a window washer does fall and is hurt or killed, the worker or his surviving family members should… read more

September 9, 2017 Workers' Compensation

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… read more