Recent Posts in Occupational Diseases

  • 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

    Workplace Injuries in Healthcare

    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 ...
  • 2-May-2011

    Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Medically speaking, carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve enters into the carpal tunnel swells, causing pain and weakness. The median nerve is an extremely important nerve in the body as it controls the side of the hand on which the ...