Blog Posts in 2017

  • 10-Aug-2017

    State vs. Federal Workers' Compensation Laws

    If you were injured in a workplace accident, you are probably wondering, “Is my injury covered by workers’ compensation and if so, what are the benefits of filing a claim” In New York, most employees are covered under the ...
  • 31-Jul-2017

    Am I Eligible for Workers' Comp Benefits?

    If you were recently injured in a work-related accident and the injury has prevented you from returning to work, you may be thinking, “Should I file a workers’ compensation claim? Am I even eligible for benefits?” Workers’ ...
  • 18-Jul-2017

    Discrimination & Workers' Comp Claims in NY

    Historically, workplace accidents were a “very touchy” subject for workers. They’d work in dangerous environments with careless co-workers or hazardous equipment, either of which could result in serious injuries. Sometimes, even ...
  • 21-Jun-2017

    Can Workplace Accidents Be Prevented?

    Some people believe that workplace accidents are not preventable; that they are something that just happens and we have to deal with them. While that may be true to a point, we beg to differ. In many cases of workplace accidents, something could have ...
  • 7-Jun-2017

    Some of the Deadliest Tools Used at Work

    If your job involves the use of certain tools, including heavy machinery, we don’t have to tell you that tools can be extremely dangerous. When people handle dangerous tools, sleeves, gloves, goggles, and protective equipment take on a whole ...
  • 17-May-2017

    Pre-Existing Injuries & Workers' Compensation

    Were you recently injured at work, but you just so happened to be injured in the exact place that you were injured before? If your answer is “yes,” the location of your new injury can be a bit unsettling. Perhaps now you’re ...
  • 3-May-2017

    Spinal Cord Injuries from Workplace Falls

    A spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal column, the vertebra, ligaments, disks, or the spinal cord itself are damaged. People can experience non-traumatic spinal cord injuries and traumatic spinal cord injuries. For example, one can experience a ...
  • 19-Apr-2017

    Auto Accidents on the Job in New York

    When people think of workers’ compensation claims in New York and throughout the country, they often think of workplace accidents that occur in an office, in a manufacturing facility, or outside at a construction site. In reality, a workplace ...
  • 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 ...