New York Workers' Compensation Blog

  • 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

    Common Workplace Hazards in the Healthcare Industry

    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 ...
  • 7-Jun-2016

    Workers' Compensation for Repetitive Stress Injuries

    What are repetitive stress injuries (RSIs)? Occupational RSIs, otherwise known as a “repetitive stress injuries” involve more than 100 types of job-related injuries that are caused by constant wear on tear on the human body. According to ...
  • 18-May-2016

    Most Dangerous Occupations in America

    According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), 4,679 workers were killed in workplace accidents in 2014. On average, that equated to 13 deaths per a day and nearly 90 each week. But the numbers don’t stop there. Each ...
  • 10-May-2016

    Obtaining Prescriptions Under Workers' Compensation

    If you have suffered an on-the-job injury or illness, you will likely be prescribed one or more medications by your doctor. As you know, prescription medications can be very expensive. If you are in a significant amount of pain, you may need your ...
  • 20-Apr-2016

    What if My Workers' Comp Claim is Denied?

    If you were injured in a workplace accident or if you are suffering from an occupational disease, you are probably thinking, “My claim should definitely be accepted.” But, what if your claim is denied? What should you do next? For ...
  • 12-Apr-2016

    Can I Collect SSDI & Workers' Compensation Benefits?

    If you’re like most people, you may have never thought about being disabled until something happened to you. According to the Social Security Administration, people’s chances of becoming disabled are greater than they know. The SSA says ...
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