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Workers Compensation

Aggravated a Pre-existing Medical Condition While on the Job? Our Workers Compensation Lawyers Can Help.

A pre-existing medical condition complicates matters when it comes to payment for a current work-related injury. Compensation will likely be reduced because of the pre-existing condition. Thankfully, our workers' compensation lawyers are available to answer these and other important questions. Is the current injury related to a prior workers' comp injury? If so, then your employer must still cover your medical expenses and pay you for time lost from work.  If the new injury aggravated the prior condition permanently, however, then workers comp pays only the amount of the additional impairment. For that reason, using the same doctor you had for your...

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How to Minimize Construction Site Dangers During the Pandemic In New York

Construction Site Dangers During the Pandemic In New York

Now that we know that the COVID-19 pandemic will be around for another year or two, we must make sure that all construction site employers follow the best safety guidelines. To help meet this challenge, OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has created detailed workplace recommendations. Since these guidelines are rather comprehensive, it will help to review them based on each of the specific construction safety topics they address. Both employers and workers must alter many past work practices to keep everyone safe from COVID-19 and regular construction site dangers. Subjects addressed include the need to create multiple teams and shifts,...

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New Technologies Can Help Truckers Decrease Fatigue and Accidents

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Veterans of the trucking industry like Juan Ochoa, who currently manages a group of about 80 long-haul trucks in Kent Washington, estimate that roughly seventy percent (70%) of all trucking accidents are caused by fatigue. Ochoa also asserts that once truck drivers become too tired, they’re no longer able to respond quickly enough to road dangers. Aware of this problem, many businesses are now creating and marketing products that can help truckers remain fully aware of when they’ve become too drowsy to drive. Dr. Daniel Bongers’s Australian company SmartCap currently markets a line of industrial safety products that can help most...

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Safety Tips for Workers

Construction sites are very dangerous, both for workers and those in the nearby area. By following a few simple tips, construction workers can complete their projects while ensuring everyone is kept safe. Construction workers should make an ongoing effort to attend all safety training programs offered by employers, unions, and other local organizations. These courses and seminars can provide new information on job safety even for those who have taken similar classes before. Workers should also always ensure they are wearing proper safety gear for their job. Steel-toed boots, high-visibility vests, helmets, and harnesses are just a few pieces of equipment construction...

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How workers compensation lawyers can help?

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You went to work every day to support your family. Your income helped to pay the bills and put food on the table. But, in an unexpected moment, this changed because you became injured on the job. Work done on the job has its share of rewards but can also pose unique medical and financial challenges in the wake of a serious on-the-job injury explain the worker's compensation lawyers at the F&A injury law firm in Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan and Queens. It's understandable to have many questions when this happens. How will you support your family if you are the primary...

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New York State (NYS) Workers Compensation Lawsuits-Claim Guide by Injury Lawyer

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As per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 4 million workers were injured on the job during 2005 and 5,700 workers lost their lives from work-related injuries. New York State’s no-fault worker’s compensation program is meant to provide financial protection to workers hurt on the job and to provide the appropriate medical care. NYS State law requires employers to purchase insurance in order to provide workers’ compensation benefits to his/her employees. This insurance covers payments for medical care and to replace lost wages. It also provides facilities regarding medical treatment. However, denials are common while filing an injury claim....

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What Are The Four Warehouse Dangers At Work

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Warehouses are large buildings that store "things" such as raw materials, machine or device components, and finished goods for distribution to retailers. They often become busy and even frenetic places during peak demand periods of the year. This places a lot of pressure on their workers to move products rapidly explains one of New York work accident lawyers at the F&A injury law firm. Unfortunately, some warehouse managers solve this by compromising safety as well as pushing their workers too hard and/or making them work long shifts. A warehouse full of rushed people on foot moving among racing forklifts through...

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New York Construction Site Accident Lawyers Discuss Building Stairway Accidents in the Workplace

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Given the constant pressure to quickly erect all new business and residential skyscrapers, it’s a wonder that stairway injury and fatality statistics aren’t even higher. One study indicates that during one year alone, over eight million people required medical treatment for fall-related injuries. Furthermore, the National Safety Council and the Bureau of Labor Statistics have both noted that falls remain the number two cause of workplace fatalities. When it comes to safely use stairways, we all need to stop and reassess the risks involved. After all, 80% of falls on stairways are due to people’s poor choices – as opposed to...

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Are NYC Construction Sites Adapting to COVID-19 Safety Threats?

Construction Sites Adapting to COVID-19 Safety

Now that most New York City construction sites are active again, they are having to figure out how to safeguard their workers against all COVID-19 health concerns. Back in March, when some workers voiced their fears about inadequate safety precautions, a few major changes were made on some sites. For example, social distancing concerns caused some employers to begin having their workers arrive at staggered start times -- so that large groups of employees would stop showing up and trying to enter the grounds at the same time. Other employers began requiring all employees to stop upon arrival and undergo forehead...

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New York Work Accident Lawyers Discuss Workplace Dangers: Electrical Hazards & Electrocutions

Far too often, busy workers suffer serious injuries while handling electrical tasks. Electrocutions occur when people are exposed to lethal doses of electricity. One study completed for the U. S. Department of Labor stated that electrocutions are the fourth leading cause of death in construction work – responsible for nine percent (9%) of all construction worker deaths. Other electrical injury hazards include: shocks, burns, arc flashes/arc blasts, fires, and explosions. Burns are perhaps the best-known and most common types of shock-related injuries. The three main types of burns suffered while working with electricity are thermal contact, arc/flash, and electrical. A shock injury...

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