New York Workers' Compensation Blog

  • 6-May-2012

    Business Owners to be Charged with Felonies for Failure to Purchase Workers' Comp Insurance

    A new bill before the Massachusetts legislature could seriously affect business owners. If the bill is passed, any business owners that do not purchase workers' compensation insurance can be charged with a felony. As it stands now, business ...
  • 7-Apr-2012

    Tragedy Strikes during Workplace Accident

    Tragedy struck in Fort Mill last week when a man lost his life on the job. As with any workplace accident, the incident is being investigated by multiple parties. The victim, 59-year-old R.B., was working when he was struck by a forklift. Although he ...
  • 29-Mar-2012

    Workplace Accident Statistics Every Employee Should Know

    A workplace injury can happen to anyone, anywhere, in any line of work. Read the statistics below to learn more about workplace injuries and you'll see how prevalent wounds of this nature are in the U.S. Studies show that more than 4.1 million ...
  • 10-Feb-2012

    Court Rejects Facebook Photos in Workers' Compensation Case

    Social media is being used for much more than checking up on peoples' statuses these days. It has been brought into courtrooms across the country, such as the court that is reviewing a case of workers' compensation in Arkansas. The man at the ...
  • 29-Dec-2011

    Employee Hurt at Steelmaking Company

    Tragedy struck at a steelmaking business when an employee became stuck between two stainless steel coils. While the company is not releasing any additional information about the employee or the accident, it is known that police are currently ...
  • 1-Dec-2011

    Retailer Sued for Young Worker's Death

    A young boy killed on the job is now the center of a lawsuit against a major retailer. The 17-year-old employee was operating a floor buffer on a wet floor when it malfunctioned and electrocuted him. Although he was rushed to a nearby hospital, the ...
  • 1-Nov-2011

    Workers' Compensation Explained

    Workers' compensation is a state-by-state insurance program that provides workers with monetary awards and/or benefits if they suffer work-related injuries, illnesses, or accidents. A variety of different circumstances can lead to a person ...
  • 1-Oct-2011

    Benefits for Dependents of Deceased Workers

    Most people know that if someone they are dependent on is hurt at work, that person can claim workers' compensation in order to recoup some of the financial losses suffered as a result of the injury. Not many people know, however, that if a ...
  • 27-Sep-2011

    Workplace Injury Rate Stays the Same in 2010

    In Atlanta, Georgia, recent statistics released by researches show that work-related injuries have decreased in 2010. However, throughout the majority of the country, the number of on-the-job injuries held steady last year. Recent data shows that in ...
  • 12-Sep-2011

    Serious Workplace Accident Takes Employee's Life

    According to news sources, a serious workplace accident claimed the life of a 34-year-old employee on Monday, September 12, 2011. Police responding to the scene of the accident said that the incident took place at approximately 3:30 PM at a railroad ...
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