Category Archive: Workers Compensation

An injury or illness that was incurred while on the job qualifies you to file a workers compensation claim which will require your employer to provide you with financial support and medical benefits during the time it takes you to recover from your work-related injury / illness.

Tips For Staying Safe on the Construction Site

Tips For Staying Safe on the Construction Site

| Workers Compensation
The world would grind to a halt very quickly without the work our construction teams do and without the creation and maintenance of buildings that go on at many construction sites each and every day!  However, there are countless horror stories about accidents, injuries, and even fatalities that occur on the work site – and…Read the article
When Your Employer Does Not Keep Accurate Overtime Records

When Your Employer Does Not Keep Accurate Overtime Records

| Workers Compensation
Most employers who have full time employees working for them are required to keep records of hours worked and pay overtime rates for anything worked beyond a normal 35-40 hour work week. In some cases, though, the employer doesn’t accurately keep records of employee’s work hours or overtime logged each week.  In some cases, it…Read the article
Construction Accidents NY: How to Behave and Who to Contact?

Construction Accidents NY: How to Behave and Who to Contact?

| Workers Compensation
Did you know that at least one in five workplace fatalities are construction-related? It’s a lot to think about, especially if you are a construction worker yourself, or you care deeply about someone who is. But, non-fatal accidents (thousands of them on a daily basis) still outnumber fatal ones – it’s useful to know then…Read the article
Railroad Worker Injuries: Do You Need a FELA Cancer Lawyer?

Railroad Worker Injuries: Do You Need a FELA Cancer Lawyer?

| Workers Compensation
When a worker suffers from an injury on the job, they have the right to be compensated for their damages. These compensations usually cover medical expenses and sometimes even a portion of lost wages in case an employee is not able to return to work. However, the regulations differ for some occupational injuries. For example,…Read the article
Should you file a Firefighter Hearing Loss Lawsuit?

Should you file a Firefighter Hearing Loss Lawsuit?

| Workers Compensation
Do you need an Attorney to file a Firefighter Hearing Loss Lawsuit? Firefighters are constantly exposed to plenty of dangerous threats when they are out in the field, from all the fire and toxic smoke to unstable constructions damaged by a fire that can quickly and easily collapse. This is something that they face all the…Read the article
The Basics: 24-Hour Healthcare Coverage and Workers Comp

The Basics: 24-Hour Healthcare Coverage and Workers Comp

| Workers Compensation
Traditionally, health insurance and workers’ compensation insurance have been independently managed, even when an employer is paying for both. Under 24-hour coverage, however, these two programs are merged for convenience and money-saving benefits. What Is 24-Hour Coverage?  24-hour coverage is a unique, hybrid concept that only a few states in the nation have experimented with. Under…Read the article
Worker’s Compensation Third-Party Actions

Worker’s Compensation Third-Party Actions

| Workers Compensation
There are many instances of workers being harmed at their place of employment through no fault of their own or their employers. Sometimes the negligence or cause of the injury may be from the negligence of a third party. For example, a construction worker may have to travel between job sites in the middle of…Read the article
Uber’s Bike Courier Service Undermines Bike Messengers

Uber’s Bike Courier Service Undermines Bike Messengers

| Workers Compensation
Uber is creating controversy on the streets of New York, and not because of the conflict between taxi drivers and unlicensed Uber contractors, according to an article by Crain’s New York Business. Instead, the issue is between bike messengers working as couriers and Uber’s new delivery service, which is similar to its driving services in…Read the article
Denied Workers Comp Benefits? Settlement is still possible

Denied Workers Comp Benefits? Settlement is still possible

| Workers Compensation
A recent court opinion from the Appellate Division, First Department found in favor of an injured worker who previously had his workers’ compensation benefits cut off. (Amacio v. State of New York, 2015 NY Slip Op 06298). The worker, Mr. Amacio, sustained injuries during his employment in 1998, which required spinal fusion surgery. He began…Read the article
Workers’ Compensation Conditions

Workers’ Compensation Conditions

| Workers Compensation
Workers’ compensation is a system of insurance that is there to protect injured employees when they, literally or figuratively, fall. It acts as a safety net to stop employees from experiencing financial ruin after an on-the job injury. Employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance and payments are given out once an employee proves…Read the article
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