Blog Posts in January, 2013

  • 29-Jan-2013

    Catastrophic Injuries and Workers' Compensation Benefits

    A permanent or debilitating injury – one in which a worker cannot be returned to an earlier condition of health, such as a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, mesothelioma or other cancers, severe burns or other forms of devastating ...
  • 23-Jan-2013

    Your Rights as a Teen Worker

    If you are a teenager who is currently working, then you have rights just like adults do. According to a publication sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teenagers have the right to work in a safe and healthy environment. They ...
  • 20-Jan-2013

    New Legislation Introduced: Workers' Comp Reforms for 2013

    Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed reforms to workers' compensation in his State of the State report on January 9, 2013. These reforms are geared to save employers in the state money. The plan includes the closing of certain funds that the Governor ...
  • 14-Jan-2013

    Crane Accidents Result in Injuries and Deaths in New York

    Large cranes are a common sight on construction sites in New York, and are used to transport materials in new buildings or replacing components such as air conditioners, or other improvements to an existing structure. On January 10, 2013, a crane ...
  • 8-Jan-2013

    Offshore Fisherman Job Reforms in Place to Enhance Safety

    Offshore workers are some of the most at-risk workers in the United States. Whether these employees are working on fishing boats in the deep oceans or are on oil drilling rigs, they are often put in dangerous situations when the storms arise or the ...