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NYC Healthcare Construction Jobs Increase Could Lead To More Accidents

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Although many new NYC healthcare construction projects are bringing critically needed jobs during the pandemic, safety guidelines must still be closely followed to limit accidents. Between 2020 and 2023, NYC boroughs (except for Staten Island) should experience a thirty-eight percent (38%) increase in healthcare sector construction, costing about $9.4 billion. That number reflects a slight increase over the $6.8 billion the city spent between 2016 and 2019. Many of the new buildings will be constructed in the Bronx and Brooklyn. All OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) officials and construction site managers must keep enforcing all basic safety measures – while...

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Brooklyn Demolition Accident Lawyer

There is a serious shortage of space in Brooklyn, which makes demolition projects common. While most people imagine a wrecking ball when thinking about demolition, there are many types within construction. Workers may tear down a wall with a sledgehammer and knock out other structures. These aspects of demolition all have one thing in common, they can be very dangerous. The injuries resulting from a demolition accident are often catastrophic. Workers can get injured by the amount of debris flying around during demolition. Those on the job site when a building is completely demolished while they are still in the area...

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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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Workers Compensation Lawyers

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Frekhtman & Associates represent victims of on the job accidents within New York State. If you have been injured at work, it is important to understand how Workers’ Compensation affects your rights. When someone is injured on the job, their employer must have Workers’ Compensation insurance for them. This insurance pays for lost earnings, medical bills, and other benefits. Workers’ Comp in New York City Under New York State Law, an employee who is injured during the course and scope of work cannot sue his or her employer because the employee will receive workers’ comp benefits including lost wages and medical bill...

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Brooklyn Scaffold Accident Lawyers

Scaffolds are an integral part of a construction project allowing workers to work at the properly designated height on the exterior of a structure. However, scaffolds often lead to serious accidents and injuries when not properly set up, maintained, and erected. The Brooklyn scaffold accident attorneys at the F&A injury law firm are action driven trial lawyers with a passion to prosecute construction accident lawsuits quickly through the court system to obtain maximum results. Causes of Scaffold Accidents Poor scaffold erection, set up, and or construction. Workers using the wrong type of construction equipment for the job being performed including the...

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Brooklyn Construction Injury Lawyer

Accidents can occur at construction sites even with the proper safety equipment and training. These accidents are sometimes the result of the reckless or careless actions of a site manager or a reckless employee. When this is the case, an individual may be able to recover compensation through a personal injury claim or, if they are a worker, seek benefits through a workers’ compensation claim. The process of recovering compensation differs greatly depending upon the facts of an individual case. A Brooklyn construction injury lawyer could help individuals who were injured on a construction site understand their legal rights and options...

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