Blog Posts in 2013

  • 10-Dec-2013

    Wall Collapse at New York City Construction Site Kills One, Injures 2

    A worker was killed and two others were rushed to the hospital after a retaining wall collapsed at a Maybrook construction site earlier this month. The accident occurred on Monday, December 2 nd at approximately 12:30 p.m. According to reports, the ...
  • 18-Nov-2013

    Avoiding Mercury Exposure in the Workplace

    Most workplaces have tubular or fluorescent compact bulbs for lighting. Metallic mercury poses health risks for inhalation and skin exposure, and is present in these light bulbs. For the most part, mercury is not an issue but if a light bulb bursts ...
  • 12-Nov-2013

    The Dangers of Portable Generators

    Portable generators are commonly used in construction in order to generate electricity in remote areas or for temporary situations. Many times generators are used during clean up processes following disasters. While generators can be helpful and ...
  • 7-Oct-2013

    OSHA Seeks to Protect Workers from Crystalline Silica

    Crystalline Silica is a particle that puts workers at risk for lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, kidney disease and silicosis. The OSHA is encouraging construction companies to reduce the exposure to silica each and every year, ...
  • 16-Sep-2013

    Worker's Compensation Dangers: Warehousing

    If you work in a warehouse, you will want to be extremely careful at work and be ready to seek compensation if you are injured. More than 145,000 people work in over 7,000 warehouses throughout the United States. The fatal injury rate in warehouses ...
  • 11-Sep-2013

    Advocates Promote End of New York Scaffolding Law

    Since 1885, workers have been protected by a New York state law concerning injuries and scaffolding. According to the law, the premises owner or a contractor or supervisor of construction workers can be held responsible if one of the workers is ...
  • 28-Aug-2013

    Demolition Injuries

    Demolition is a dangerous industry that provides plenty of opportunities for serious construction accidents and injuries. In fact, OSHA writes that demolition involves many of the same dangers that are found in construction activities. Demolition ...
  • 13-Aug-2013

    Chainsaw Safety for Workers

    Many individuals in the construction, carpentry, or lumber industries have to use high-powered chain saws on a daily basis. These efficient machines can be extremely dangerous, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is concerned about ...
  • 17-Jul-2013

    Nail Gun Injuries in Construction

    Nail guns are used every single day all throughout the United States. These guns are very common in residential construction. They boost productivity because they minimize the need for hammers. Yet while these guns can be beneficial, they also cause ...
  • 10-Jul-2013

    Federal Hazardous Material Regulations Have Serious Flaws

    A recent investigation by Reuters has proven that the Environmental Protection Agency and many plants and companies have not done a good job of creating hazardous material protections and making sure workers and nearby residents are safe from ...
  • 18-Jun-2013

    Emergency Exit Routes in Workplaces

    If you work in a high rise building or in an office, then your building must be equipped with emergency exits which can be easily accessed in the event of a fire, explosion, natural disaster, or hazardous material situation. If your building has been ...
  • 10-Jun-2013

    Fall Prevention in Construction Accidents

    The construction industry is very dangerous, and those that are often working on rooftops or scaffolding are at an increased risk for a horrible falling accident. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls from roofs ...
  • 28-May-2013

    Firm Helps Truck Driver Receive $85,000 Settlement for Leg Injury

    Individuals who drive for a living are constantly in danger of a serious accident. Those who are truckers are at an even higher risk to accidents because of the heavy and difficult-to-maneuver vehicles that they are operating. A driver in New York ...
  • 24-May-2013

    When is the Right Time to File a Workers' Compensation Claim?

    Any time an individual has been injured on the job, or as a result of a work-related accident, it is in their best interests to contact a skilled workers' compensation attorney immediately. Even seemingly minor injuries can have long-term effects ...
  • 17-May-2013

    Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim Versus a Lawsuit

    In the state of New York, almost all employers are required by law to purchase workers' compensation insurance to cover their employees in the event of a workplace accident. This insurance must cover workers who are working at a for-profit or ...