New York Workers' Compensation Blog

  • 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 ...
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