Recent Posts in Occupational Diseases

  • 25-Jun-2019

    What to Do If You're Injured on the Job in New York

    When workers are injured in a workplace accident, they often find themselves unsure of what to do. Do they seek medical treatment? Do they call 911? Do they go to the ER or their primary care physician? Do they stay home to rest, or do they go to ...
  • 11-Jun-2019

    Filing a Claim for Occupational Disease in NY

    There are two categories of workers’ compensation claims: 1) claims filed because of injuries sustained in workplace accidents, and 2) claims for occupational diseases. The New York Workers’ Compensation Board defines an occupational ...
  • 15-May-2019

    Mercury Exposure in the Workplace

    Metallic mercury is extremely toxic. As a potent neurotoxin, even very small amounts can damage a worker’s health. At room temperature, mercury is liquid and it evaporates easily. What does this mean for workers? It means they can be exposed to ...
  • 5-Mar-2019

    Social Services for Injured Workers in New York

    It’s no surprise that a workplace injury or occupational disease, like one that is life-threatening, can have a significant emotional impact on a worker. For example, losing an arm or a leg in an industrial accident, or getting terminal lung ...
  • 20-Feb-2019

    Jobs That Are Bad for Your Lungs

    When we think of “dangerous jobs,” our minds may automatically go to police officers, firemen, loggers, and fishermen, but what a lot of people don’t realize is that a number of jobs are dangerous because of what they do to the ...
  • 6-Feb-2019

    What is Occupational Hearing Loss?

    The ability to hear should not be underestimated. Even though it’s not as serious as going blind, it still leads to a loss of enjoyment and quality of life. Going deaf for example, due to one’s job can mean not hearing your child or ...
  • 22-Jan-2019

    Occupational Disease Claims in New York

    When it comes to workers’ compensation claims, there are two categories: 1) accidental injuries, and 2) occupational diseases. For the purpose of this article, we are going to be discusses occupational diseases and how they factor into the ...
  • 8-Jan-2019

    What Do I Do If I'm Injured on the Job?

    Each year, thousands of American workers are injured on the job. Workplace accidents are common events and no worker should be afraid to seek medical care or file a workers’ compensation claim if their injury prevents them from working. ...
  • 7-Nov-2018

    Discrimination & the Americans with Disabilities Act

    If you were injured in a workplace accident or if you are suffering from an occupational disease, you may be worried about filing a workers’ compensation claim. You may be afraid that if you file a claim, you would anger your employer and lose ...
  • 19-Sep-2018

    What Counts as an Occupational Disease in NY?

    Across the nation, workers’ compensation involves two types of claims: claims involving workplace accidents and claims involving “ occupational diseases.” Typically, a workplace accident will result in injuries, which can be ...
  • 5-Sep-2018

    What Are the Medical Treatment Guidelines?

    What are the Medical Treatment Guidelines and how do they apply to injured workers on Long Island and throughout New York State? The Guidelines were created to ensure that injured workers receive the best possible medical care after their workplace ...
  • 2-Aug-2018

    What is a Return to Work Program?

    As an injured or ill worker, you understand the challenges associated with filing a workers’ compensation claim. You have to live on less income. You worry about returning to work. And, you may be concerned about losing your job if your absence ...
  • 10-May-2018

    Disability for Off-the-Job Injuries

    Under New York workers’ compensation laws, most employees are covered by their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance if: 1) the employee is injured on the job, 2) the employee becomes ill with an occupational disease, or 3) the ...
  • 3-Apr-2018

    Can I Collect Workers' Comp & SSDI?

    Were you injured in a workplace accident or are you suffering from an occupational disease ? If so, you’ll soon learn that while workers’ compensation benefits are essential to injured workers, they do not equal 100% of an ...
  • 19-Mar-2018

    FAQs About Workers' Compensation in NY

    Were you injured in a work-related accident on Long Island, in New York City or anywhere else in New York? Or, are you suffering from an occupational disease? Either way, you’ll have questions regarding your rights under New York’s ...
  • 13-Mar-2018

    How Disabled Are You?

    Were you injured on the job or during the course of performing your work-related duties? Or, are you suffering from an occupational disease ? If your answer is “yes” to either question and your medical condition is preventing you from ...
  • 17-Oct-2017

    What is an Occupational Disease?

    According to the New York Workers’ Compensation Board, “An occupational disease arises from the conditions to which a specific type of worker is exposed. The disease must be produced as a natural incident of a particular occupation, such ...
  • 12-Sep-2017

    How to File a Workers' Compensation Claim in NY

    Suppose you were injured in a work-related accident. Now you’re wondering if you should file a workers’ compensation claim. For starters, are you eligible for workers’ compensation? Unless you’re a federal employee, you are ...
  • 24-Aug-2017

    How Workers' Comp Affects Disability

    A lot of workers mistakenly believe that if they’re receiving workers’ compensation benefits, they are automatically disqualified from receiving Social Security Disability benefits, but that’s an inaccurate perception. According to ...
  • 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 ...
  • 9-Nov-2016

    Chemical Exposure in the Workplace

    Most people come into contact with chemicals on a daily basis, especially if they use household chemicals to clean their kitchen, bathroom, and floors. Although minimal exposure to certain chemicals is generally deemed safe, continuous or prolonged ...
  • 27-Oct-2016

    Can I Get Workers' Comp If I'm at Fault?

    While there are dozens of dangerous occupations, workers can get injured in any type of job. Some of the more dangerous occupations include working as a logger, a fisherman, or as a cab driver, but being a policeman is dangerous, and believe it or ...
  • 17-Oct-2016

    New York Workers' Comp: Medical Care

    If you were recently injured in a work-related accident, or if you just learned that you’re suffering from an occupational disease, you likely have questions regarding medical care. Can you choose your own doctor? Will your medical payments be ...
  • 28-Sep-2016

    Occupational and Work-Related Diseases

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “An ‘occupational disease’ is any disease contracted primarily as a result of an exposure to risk factors arising from work activity.” WHO reports that work-related diseases ...
  • 14-Sep-2016

    Occupational Hearing Loss & Workers' Compensation

    Have you suffered from occupational hearing loss? If so, you are not alone. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), occupational hearing loss is one of the leading work-related illnesses experienced by U.S. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 26-Feb-2016

    New York Workers' Compensation: Occupational Diseases

    Have you experienced an illness or adverse medical condition that is directly related to your job? If so, you may have what the New York Workers’ Compensation Board refers to as an “occupational disease,” which is different than a ...
  • 14-May-2015

    Are Occupational Diseases Covered By Workers' Compensation?

    What is an occupational disease? It is a disease that stems directly from the conditions that a worker is exposed to. Under specific circumstances a worker is entitled to workers' compensation benefits when they are suffering from an ...
  • 3-May-2013

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Obtaining Relief From Work-Related Injuries

    In almost any industry or profession, there are certain jobs that require workers to perform repetitive motions as part of their assigned duties. It is an unfortunate fact, however, that those continuous motions could be causing workers to experience ...