New York Workers' Compensation Blog

  • 21-Jun-2017

    Can Workplace Accidents Be Prevented?

    Some people believe that workplace accidents are not preventable; that they are something that just happens and we have to deal with them. While that may be true to a point, we beg to differ. In many cases of workplace accidents, something could have ...
  • 7-Jun-2017

    Some of the Deadliest Tools Used at Work

    If your job involves the use of certain tools, including heavy machinery, we don’t have to tell you that tools can be extremely dangerous. When people handle dangerous tools, sleeves, gloves, goggles, and protective equipment take on a whole ...
  • 17-May-2017

    Pre-Existing Injuries & Workers' Compensation

    Were you recently injured at work, but you just so happened to be injured in the exact place that you were injured before? If your answer is “yes,” the location of your new injury can be a bit unsettling. Perhaps now you’re ...
  • 3-May-2017

    Spinal Cord Injuries from Workplace Falls

    A spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal column, the vertebra, ligaments, disks, or the spinal cord itself are damaged. People can experience non-traumatic spinal cord injuries and traumatic spinal cord injuries. For example, one can experience a ...
  • 19-Apr-2017

    Auto Accidents on the Job in New York

    When people think of workers’ compensation claims in New York and throughout the country, they often think of workplace accidents that occur in an office, in a manufacturing facility, or outside at a construction site. In reality, a workplace ...
  • 5-Apr-2017

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Workers' Comp

    Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) affects the median nerve and the tendons responsible for bending the fingers. When someone has CTS, the median nerve, which extends from the forearm down to the hand, is squeezed at the person’s wrist. The carpal ...
  • 23-Mar-2017

    NY Workers' Comp: Who is Not Covered?

    Accidents happen in the workplace and in the course of one’s work all too often. Whether it’s a car accident that led to broken bones, a machine accident that amputated a hand, a repetitive motion injury that caused carpal tunnel ...
  • 13-Mar-2017

    Time Limit for Filing a Workers' Comp Claim in NY

    When people are injured in workplace accidents, they must file a workers’ compensation claim within a specified period of time. If they fail to file a claim within this period, they will likely lose their ability to collect valuable ...
  • 27-Feb-2017

    Workplace Injuries in Healthcare

    When people think of “ workplace injuries,” what often comes to mind is machinery accidents or construction accidents. However, what many people don’t realize is that healthcare, a seemingly safe occupation, can be very dangerous. ...
  • 9-Feb-2017

    Can I Get Fired for Filing a Workers' Comp Claim?

    New York has a rich culture and an extensive history, especially as it pertains to hardworking men and women building places like New York City. Over the years, countless New Yorkers have lost limbs in machine accidents, and even their lives as they ...
  • 23-Jan-2017

    Workers' Compensation for Eye Injuries

    Most people will quickly agree that their eyesight is important. Given the choice, the majority of people would rather be deaf than blind. Do you feel the same way? As a New York workers’ compensation law firm, we have dealt with every kind of ...
  • 12-Jan-2017

    Repetitive Motion Injuries in the Workplace

    It’s easy to take our health for granted. We don’t think much about using our wrists, hands, and back to perform normal, everyday tasks until it’s all taken away due to a “repetitive motion injury.” Repetitive motion ...
  • 22-Dec-2016

    Asbestos Exposure and Cancer

    Asbestos refers to a group of naturally occurring minerals in the environment; asbestos fibers are heat and fire resistant, and can be separated into strong, durable threads. Since asbestos fibers do not conduct electricity, it has been used in a ...
  • 8-Dec-2016

    Machine-Related Injuries

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration ( OSHA ) came up with construction’s “Fatal Four,” which included falls, electrocutions, struck by an object (8.1%), and caught in/between (4.3%). As far as caught in or between ...
  • 28-Nov-2016

    Falls and Workers' Compensation

    Falls are a major hazard in many occupations, especially in the construction industry. A worker can fall while walking, while climbing a ladder to reach merchandise or change a lightbulb, while working on a roof, or while working 10 or even 80 feet ...
  • 9-Nov-2016

    Chemical Exposure in the Workplace

    Most people come into contact with chemicals on a daily basis, especially if they use household chemicals to clean their kitchen, bathroom, and floors. Although minimal exposure to certain chemicals is generally deemed safe, continuous or prolonged ...
  • 27-Oct-2016

    Can I Get Workers' Comp If I'm at Fault?

    While there are dozens of dangerous occupations, workers can get injured in any type of job. Some of the more dangerous occupations include working as a logger, a fisherman, or as a cab driver, but being a policeman is dangerous, and believe it or ...
  • 17-Oct-2016

    New York Workers' Comp: Medical Care

    If you were recently injured in a work-related accident, or if you just learned that you’re suffering from an occupational disease, you likely have questions regarding medical care. Can you choose your own doctor? Will your medical payments be ...
  • 28-Sep-2016

    Occupational and Work-Related Diseases

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “An ‘occupational disease’ is any disease contracted primarily as a result of an exposure to risk factors arising from work activity.” WHO reports that work-related diseases ...
  • 14-Sep-2016

    Occupational Hearing Loss & Workers' Compensation

    Have you suffered from occupational hearing loss? If so, you are not alone. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), occupational hearing loss is one of the leading work-related illnesses experienced by U.S. ...
  • 29-Aug-2016

    What to Do After a Work-Related Accident

    Before there was workers’ compensation, when a worker was injured in a work-related accident or when they became ill because of an occupational disease, they had to file a lawsuit against their employer. In order to prevail in court, the ...
  • 11-Aug-2016

    Can a Workers' Compensation Claim Be Denied?

    Before workers’ compensation laws were created, injured workers would have to file a lawsuit against their employers to collect damages when they were injured in a work-related accident. During this arduous legal process, injured workers had to ...
  • 25-Jul-2016

    Workplace Injuries in Healthcare

    For many, working in the healthcare field brings great advantages – good health insurance, steady schedules, good pay, and satisfaction helping other people. To outsiders, the healthcare industry may seem entirely “safe,” but ...
  • 12-Jul-2016

    Workers: Disability Benefits for Off-the-Job Injuries

    In New York, most employees are aware that if they are injured in a work-related accident, or if they become ill with an occupational disease, they can file a workers’ compensation claim. But, what if you become disabled due to an off-the-job ...
  • 22-Jun-2016

    Falls From Heights & Workers' Compensation

    According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), falls are the LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH in the construction industry. In 2013 alone, there were 828 fatalities in construction, 291 of which involved fatal falls, OSHA reports. The ...