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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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We are workers compensation lawyers here to help

You went to work everyday 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 workers compensation lawyers at the F&A injury law firm in Brooklyn, New York. It's understandable to have many questions when this happens. How will you support your family if you are the primary breadwinner? How will...

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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 them 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 facility regarding medical treatment. However, denials are common while filing an injury...

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

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 using 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 Technologies Can Help Truckers Decrease Fatigue & 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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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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Workers Compensation Lawyers Discuss the Causes of Workplace Eye Injuries

Of all the parts of the human body, the eyes are the most vulnerable. A few sparks or flying debris impacting the eye can have life changing consequences. At the same time, eye injuries are among the most preventable. Prevention amounts to taking a few seconds to put on the appropriate eye protection. While eye injuries may occur because an employer fails to provide adequate protection, many injuries happen because of a failure on the part of employees to simply wear their eye protection. Eye injuries have a variety of causes. These include the following: Mechanical Trauma High-speed fragments of metal, rock, concrete,...

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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 original...

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How Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Can Help Injured Nurses

Every day, hospital nursing staff are required to help lift and move heavy patients, and unfortunately they are in danger of eventually being included in some very disturbing statistics. The Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has determined that every year hospital nursing employees sustain approximately 35,000 back and other injuries. A disabling injury can result in long periods of missed work and even the end of a nursing career. Hospitals often deny benefits for various reasons, and this is why there is a need for workers' compensation lawyers. National Public Radio (NPR) did an excellent job of bringing the...

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