Blog Posts in 2014

  • 29-Dec-2014

    The Assumption of Risk Doctrine

    In any negligence claim, there must be a clear connection between the liability of the defendant for the injury and the injuries that the plaintiff has obtained. This means that the defendant had a duty of care to prevent the plaintiff's ...
  • 11-Dec-2014

    What is the Difference Between Workers Compensation and SSDI?

    Workers' compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are two options available for those that are unable to maintain employment due to an injury or disability. While these are both federal programs for workers, they are separate ...
  • 24-Nov-2014

    Common Reasons Workers' Compensation Is Denied

    Just because a person may have been injured on the job does not mean that they will successfully file and receive workers' compensation. Some of the reasons a claim is denied may be due to timing or technical conflicts, or for other concerns the ...
  • 12-Nov-2014

    Workers' Compensation Claims for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Perhaps when a person thinks of workers' compensation, they likely think of major construction or transportation accidents. While these types of injuries are the ones that are most associated with a workplace hazard, workers' compensation can ...
  • 28-Oct-2014

    Decrease in Workplace Fatalities in 2013

    Reduced Fatalities Highlight Preventable Deaths The number of workplace fatalities in the United States dropped 5% between 2012 and 2013, with 4,405 reported number of workplace fatalities compared to 4,628. The most common workplace accidents that ...
  • 9-Oct-2014

    OHSA's New Workplace Injury Reporting Rule

    The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OHSA) has revised the rules for reporting severe injuries to the agency, requiring employers to notify OHSA for any that require hospitalization. Officials expect that this will result in thousands ...
  • 25-Sep-2014

    September 12 Deadline for 9/11 Workers' Comp Claims

    September 12 marks the deadline for any first responders and volunteers that worked on 9/11 recovery efforts to register for future workers' compensation benefits. Tell Us You Were There Campaign The New York State Workers' Compensation Board ...
  • 2-Sep-2014

    OHSA Fines Brooklyn Hospital Over Unsafe Working Conditions

    Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn has been fined by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OHSA). Due to a high number of employees that have been assaulted and harmed by patients and hospital visitors, ...
  • 29-Aug-2014

    Number of Ground Zero Workers with Cancer Skyrockets

    Last year, the number of Ground Zero rescuers and responders who have developed cancer was 1,140—this year, that number has shot up to an astonishing 2,500. The World Trade Center Health Program at Mount Sinai Hospital has recently counted ...
  • 15-Aug-2014

    NY Supermarket Manager is Owed Workers' Comp Benefits after Alleged Affair with a Co-Worker

    In November of 2007, a man, here referred to as A.M., was working as an assistant store manager for Hannaford Brothers Co. supermarket in upstate New York. A.M. allegedly made a phone call to a co-worker at her home to discuss a matter that was ...
  • 1-Aug-2014

    Have you been Exposed to Asbestos in the Workplace?

    According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), more than one million people go to work in the U.S. at a location where they are exposed to high levels of asbestos. So what is asbestos? Asbestos is a naturally occurring and ...
  • 16-Jul-2014

    Young Workers Most at-risk to Injury in New York

    It's summer, which means that thousands of teens in America are currently searching for summer jobs to make a little cash before the school year. However, the Leader-Post reports that the youth workplace injury rate is higher in the summer. Those ...
  • 1-Jul-2014

    Food Manufacturers at Risk to Injury in New York

    According to the New York Daily News, a total of 42% of all workers who prepare and pack products in New York are injured while on the job. The Urban Justice Center performed a Community Development Project where they investigated a variety of food ...
  • 17-Jun-2014

    Delta Worker Injured at LaGuardia Airport in Plane Fire

    A Delta Airlines worker was injured while responding to an engine fire that occurred on a plane that had just landed at New York's LaGuardia Airport. According to authorities, the plan had arrived from Orlando, Florida. Airport firefighters were ...
  • 9-Jun-2014

    Worker Suffers Acid Burns at Industrial Workplace

    A worker at an industrial estate is pressing charges against a colleague after he suffered severe burns from a plastic bottle that was filled with highly dangerous sulphuric acid. According to reports, the victim with the initials M.M. has undergone ...