Recent Posts in Workers' Compensation

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 22-Dec-2016

    Asbestos Exposure and Cancer

    Asbestos refers to a group of naturally occurring minerals in the environment; asbestos fibers are heat and fire resistant, and can be separated into strong, durable threads. Since asbestos fibers do not conduct electricity, it has been used in a ...
  • 8-Dec-2016

    Machine-Related Injuries

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration ( OSHA ) came up with construction’s “Fatal Four,” which included falls, electrocutions, struck by an object (8.1%), and caught in/between (4.3%). As far as caught in or between ...
  • 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 ...
  • 11-Aug-2016

    Can a Workers' Compensation Claim Be Denied?

    Before workers’ compensation laws were created, injured workers would have to file a lawsuit against their employers to collect damages when they were injured in a work-related accident. During this arduous legal process, injured workers had to ...
  • 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 ...
  • 12-Jul-2016

    Workers: Disability Benefits for Off-the-Job Injuries

    In New York, most employees are aware that if they are injured in a work-related accident, or if they become ill with an occupational disease, they can file a workers’ compensation claim. But, what if you become disabled due to an off-the-job ...
  • 22-Jun-2016

    Falls From Heights & Workers' Compensation

    According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), falls are the LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH in the construction industry. In 2013 alone, there were 828 fatalities in construction, 291 of which involved fatal falls, OSHA reports. The ...
  • 7-Jun-2016

    Workers' Compensation for Repetitive Stress Injuries

    What are repetitive stress injuries (RSIs)? Occupational RSIs, otherwise known as a “repetitive stress injuries” involve more than 100 types of job-related injuries that are caused by constant wear on tear on the human body. According to ...
  • 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 ...
  • 10-May-2016

    Obtaining Prescriptions Under Workers' Compensation

    If you have suffered an on-the-job injury or illness, you will likely be prescribed one or more medications by your doctor. As you know, prescription medications can be very expensive. If you are in a significant amount of pain, you may need your ...
  • 23-Mar-2016

    Timeline for a Workers' Compensation Case

    Were you injured in a workplace accident, or have you fallen ill because of an occupational disease? If so, you should be covered under your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation provides medical care and ...
  • 16-Mar-2016

    Postal Worker Behind Bars for Workers' Comp Fraud

    NEW YORK – A woman who faked panic attacks to collect workers’ compensation has been sentenced to six months behind bars, CBS New York reported. M. Chmielewski, an employee of the United States Postal Service, has been found guilty of ...
  • 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 ...
  • 15-Feb-2016

    Will Wearable Devices Reduce Workers' Comp Claims?

    If you work in the manufacturing industry, you may have heard about the various products on the market that are designed to promote safety in the workplace, for example, wearable devices, some of which come in the form of vests and belt clips. These ...
  • 21-Jan-2016

    New York Workers' Compensation FAQs

    Were you injured on the job? Or, have you developed an occupational disease? If so, there’s a strong possibility that you are covered under workers’ compensation. What exactly is workers’ compensation? Workers’ compensation is ...
  • 7-Jan-2016

    NY Bartender Charged With Workers' Comp Fraud

    ELMIRA, NY – On Dec. 22, 2015, New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott announced the arrest of an Elmira bartender for his role in workers’ compensation fraud. J. Hooks, Jr., 56, of Elmira, is now facing multiple criminal ...
  • 23-Dec-2015

    NY Workers' Compensation Disability Classifications

    Were you recently injured at work? If so, you should be eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim. In New York, workers’ compensation pays cash benefits and medical care for workers who were injured or became ill as a result of their ...
  • 10-Dec-2015

    Workers' Comp Claim by ASPCA Rescuer from 9/11 Denied

    After the 9/11 tragedy, a single mother of three, D. DiGiacomo was diagnosed with cancer. Shockingly, a state judge denied the workers’ compensation claim brought by the former-ASPCA worker who is dying from cancer caused by her animal rescue ...
  • 23-Sep-2015

    NY Corrections Officer Accused of Stealing $20K in Workers' Comp Benefits

    MORAVIA, N.Y. – A corrections officer who worked for the Cayuga Correctional Facility was arrested on Aug. 20 on charges that he filed approximately $20,000 worth of false workers' compensation claims. T. Larrabee, 28, of Central Square, ...
  • 9-Sep-2015

    Ex MLB Player Who Settled Med Mal Suit Can No Longer Get Workers' Comp

    A former Major League Baseball umpire forfeited his right to receive workers' compensation benefits after he settled a medical malpractice lawsuit, according to a New York appeals court. Mark Hirschbeck was a former umpire for the big leagues for ...
  • 13-Aug-2015

    Importance of a Solid Return to Work Program

    The New York Workers' Compensation Board has a clear message for New York employers: Return to Work (RTW) programs are the best way to manage costs and recovery after work-related injuries. Companies big and small must pay attention to safety and ...
  • 6-Aug-2015

    NY Attorney General Announces Settlement With C&S For Firing Injured Workers

    On July 22, 2015, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a $46,000 settlement with C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (C&S), the nation's largest wholesale grocery supply company, with warehouses all over the nation. The ...
  • 15-Jul-2015

    Are Independent Contractors Being Misclassified?

    When should a worker be classified as an employee? When are they an independent contractor? These are questions being posed by the Labor Department. According to The New York Times, on July 15, the Labor Department issued new guidance that could ...
  • 1-Jul-2015

    Staten Island DA Candidate Sought $5M from NYC

    One of New York's prominent former prosecutors, who is a candidate for Staten Island district attorney filed a series of personal injury lawsuits against NYC for $5 million, despite the fact that she was barred from collecting due to her status ...
  • 17-Jun-2015

    What to Do If You're Injured at Work

    If you are ever hurt on the job, it's critical that you seek proper medical treatment in a timely manner. It's not a good idea to put off necessary medical treatment, or worse, not get treated at all. Some workers are hesitant about seeking ...
  • 8-Jun-2015

    Workers' Compensation: Prescription Drug Facts

    Workers' compensation is a no-fault system which enables injured workers to receive the medical aid and pharmaceutical services needed to return to work at the appropriate time considering their injuries and disabilities. According to the Express ...
  • 20-May-2015

    Can I Get Benefits for an Off-the-Job Injury?

    If you are an employee who has suffered an off-the-job injury or illness, you may be wondering if there is any way that you can receive compensation while you are recovering. In New York, when a wage earner has been disabled due to an off-the-job ...
  • 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 ...
  • 7-May-2015

    Workers' Compensation & Whistleblower Claims

    Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, workers have the right to a safe workplace. If a worker is worried that their working conditions are unusually dangerous, they have the right to file a confidential complaint with OSHA so their ...
  • 20-Apr-2015

    Who Is Covered Under New York's Workers' Compensation Law?

    If you were recently injured on the job, there is a strong possibility that you are covered by workers' compensation insurance. Workers' compensation is paid for by employers, and provides medical care and/or cash benefits to workers who are ...
  • 17-Mar-2015

    Were Your Injuries Caused by Workplace Violence?

    Most workers are aware of the hazards involved with their job. For example, construction workers know that they are in danger of falls, electrocution, and being injured by untrained co-workers. On the other hand, nurses know that lifting a patient ...
  • 3-Mar-2015

    Manhattan Retailer Cited for Serious Violations of Workplace Safety Standards

    Last fall, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration conducted an inspection at a Duane Reade store located on 6th Avenue in Manhattan. The inspection found that the store's employees would not have been ...
  • 19-Feb-2015

    Can I Visit Any Doctor After a Workplace Accident?

    Under New York's workers' compensation law, when you are injured on the job, you do have to follow a certain protocol when it comes to choosing a doctor. First and foremost, when you are injured in a workplace accident, seek first aid and ...
  • 12-Feb-2015

    Will Workers' Comp Disqualify Me From SSD Benefits?

    When you have been injured in a work-related accident, or when you are suffering from an occupational disease that is expected to last more than a year, or result in death, you need as much compensation as you can get. If you intend to apply for ...
  • 13-Jan-2015

    Commons Myths About Filing For Workers' Compensation

    Workers' compensation is an insurance program mandated by the state that allows those who suffer injuries and illness as a result of their regular employment to receive compensation. Federal employees are eligible for workers' compensation ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 27-May-2014

    Exotic Nanomaterials Claim Their First Major Workplace Injury

    Tens of thousands of people may have been exposed to an array of nanomaterials in their workplaces over the past decade. A US worker is the first fully documented casualty of the nanotech industry. According to reports, this worker had no idea that ...
  • 28-Apr-2014

    Loud Noises on the Job

    According to a recent report by Reuters, loud noises on the job could increase a worker's chance of injury. First of all, loud noises cause workers to miss danger warnings because they cannot hear alarms of friends that may be warning them. ...
  • 21-Apr-2014

    Suing for Worker's Compensation as a Temporary Worker

    If you are a temporary worker, chances are that you get your jobs through a temporary working agency. This agency and employers that use the agency are required to comply with regulatory requirements and avoid confusion to employer's obligations. ...
  • 26-Mar-2014

    Grand Jury Suggests Changes to Prevent Workers Compensation Fraud

    The New York State Supreme Court Grand Jury recently issued a report examining the New York worker's compensation insurance system and the potential for fraud and misuse. The Grand Jury issued their report after the District Attorney's Money ...
  • 4-Mar-2014

    Former CNN Correspondent Suffers Arm Amputation in Work Accident

    A CNN correspondent was reporting in Asia when a case of equipment fell onto his arm, causing a horrific and devastating accident. The journalist, Miles O'Brien is known for his contributions to TV science for CNN. He says that he was literally ...
  • 24-Feb-2014

    The Five Most Common Workplace Injuries

    If you are injured in New York at your workplace, you have the right to seek compensation. Don't hesitate to contact a lawyer right away if your want to learn more about these rights. You can report your injury without fear of retaliation from ...
  • 11-Feb-2014

    Many Workplace Injuries Go Unreported

    According to a survey conducted late last year, nearly one in every ten workers decides not to report a workplace injury out of fear of retaliation in their workplace. This means that about nine percent of all Americans are afraid to report when they ...
  • 27-Jan-2014

    OSHA Seeks to Reduce Work-Related Hospital Injuries

    According to OSHA, there are about 250,000 work-related injuries and illnesses that take place in hospitals every year. These accidents often occur when hospital personnel are lifting patients, handling difficult and combative patients, or fall ill ...
  • 8-Jan-2014

    Survey Discovers 1 in 5 Workers Injured on the Job

    On-the-job injuries are more common than you may think. In fact, a recent survey discovered that more than one in five Americans say that they have suffered some sort of injury due to their job or while working. The most common injuries that occur at ...
  • 10-Dec-2013

    Wall Collapse at New York City Construction Site Kills One, Injures 2

    A worker was killed and two others were rushed to the hospital after a retaining wall collapsed at a Maybrook construction site earlier this month. The accident occurred on Monday, December 2 nd at approximately 12:30 p.m. According to reports, the ...
  • 18-Nov-2013

    Avoiding Mercury Exposure in the Workplace

    Most workplaces have tubular or fluorescent compact bulbs for lighting. Metallic mercury poses health risks for inhalation and skin exposure, and is present in these light bulbs. For the most part, mercury is not an issue but if a light bulb bursts ...
  • 12-Nov-2013

    The Dangers of Portable Generators

    Portable generators are commonly used in construction in order to generate electricity in remote areas or for temporary situations. Many times generators are used during clean up processes following disasters. While generators can be helpful and ...
  • 7-Oct-2013

    OSHA Seeks to Protect Workers from Crystalline Silica

    Crystalline Silica is a particle that puts workers at risk for lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, kidney disease and silicosis. The OSHA is encouraging construction companies to reduce the exposure to silica each and every year, ...
  • 16-Sep-2013

    Worker's Compensation Dangers: Warehousing

    If you work in a warehouse, you will want to be extremely careful at work and be ready to seek compensation if you are injured. More than 145,000 people work in over 7,000 warehouses throughout the United States. The fatal injury rate in warehouses ...
  • 11-Sep-2013

    Advocates Promote End of New York Scaffolding Law

    Since 1885, workers have been protected by a New York state law concerning injuries and scaffolding. According to the law, the premises owner or a contractor or supervisor of construction workers can be held responsible if one of the workers is ...
  • 28-Aug-2013

    Demolition Injuries

    Demolition is a dangerous industry that provides plenty of opportunities for serious construction accidents and injuries. In fact, OSHA writes that demolition involves many of the same dangers that are found in construction activities. Demolition ...
  • 13-Aug-2013

    Chainsaw Safety for Workers

    Many individuals in the construction, carpentry, or lumber industries have to use high-powered chain saws on a daily basis. These efficient machines can be extremely dangerous, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is concerned about ...
  • 17-Jul-2013

    Nail Gun Injuries in Construction

    Nail guns are used every single day all throughout the United States. These guns are very common in residential construction. They boost productivity because they minimize the need for hammers. Yet while these guns can be beneficial, they also cause ...
  • 10-Jul-2013

    Federal Hazardous Material Regulations Have Serious Flaws

    A recent investigation by Reuters has proven that the Environmental Protection Agency and many plants and companies have not done a good job of creating hazardous material protections and making sure workers and nearby residents are safe from ...
  • 18-Jun-2013

    Emergency Exit Routes in Workplaces

    If you work in a high rise building or in an office, then your building must be equipped with emergency exits which can be easily accessed in the event of a fire, explosion, natural disaster, or hazardous material situation. If your building has been ...
  • 24-May-2013

    When is the Right Time to File a Workers' Compensation Claim?

    Any time an individual has been injured on the job, or as a result of a work-related accident, it is in their best interests to contact a skilled workers' compensation attorney immediately. Even seemingly minor injuries can have long-term effects ...
  • 10-May-2013

    Worker Dies After Falling Into Path of Oncoming Subway Train in Queens

    According to reports from the MTA, a NYC Transit worker was killed when he accidentally fell into the path of an oncoming subway train during the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 24th, 2013. An eyewitness statement from a fellow signal ...
  • 7-May-2013

    Firm Successfully Finalizes Claim for Foreman

    Katz Leidman Grossman Wolfe & Freund are devoted to helping the individuals who are injured on-the-job and want compensation for their injuries. Recently, they were able to secure a settlement for a foreman who slipped and fell at the work site. ...
  • 12-Mar-2013

    New Workers' Compensation Policies May Thwart Your Constitutional Right to Due Process

    Under the Constitution of the United States, individuals are guaranteed the right to due process of law. It is that right which makes our country's justice system function and what helps protect an individual facing accusations or criminal ...
  • 6-Mar-2013

    Group Insurance Trusts Failure Leaves New York Businesses Struggling to Cover $800 Million in Workers' Compensation Liabilities

    Despite the fact that the Workers' Compensation Fund for the New York State Insurance Fund has shown a significant year-ending surplus for both 2010 and 2011, Governor Cuomo is working hard to give close to 10,000 businesses a break on the $800 ...
  • 5-Mar-2013

    Injured Officers: Your Rights

    If you are a police officer in New York, then you are probably exposed to numerous dangerous situations on a daily basis. In fact, you may have been harmed in pursuit of a criminal or while chasing an offender. If you have been injured in any way, ...
  • 1-Mar-2013

    Workers' Compensation Changes as Laid Out According to Governor Cuomo's Business Relief Bill

    In an earlier blog post, we covered new Workers' Compensation legislation that was being introduced by Governor Andrew Cuomo for the state of New York, and how that legislation was intended to resolve outstanding claims and to save employers ...
  • 26-Feb-2013

    Teens Injured on the Job

    Working teenagers are being injured at a rate twice as high as adults, according to a recent report. Young people could be required to perform work duties that put them at risk, and this fact is not known until the accident has already occurred. ...
  • 19-Feb-2013

    New York Appeals Court Claims Workers Comp. Rules are Binding

    A recent case went to the New York Court of Appeals when a construction worker petitioned for compensation from his company after he suffered an injury in 2003. The man was considered disabled for three years before he was totally recovered and was ...
  • 13-Feb-2013

    Elevator Worker Suffers Electric Shock Injuries

    An unidentified man working on an elevator in a luxury apartment building in Murray Hill was badly shocked while on the job. The location of the building was near E. 34 th and Madison Avenue, and took place in the afternoon of January 31, 2013. EMS ...
  • 8-Feb-2013

    Denied Claims: Workers' Compensation in New York

    When a workers' compensation claim is denied, it can be of great concern to the injured worker, as well as the family who counts upon the income to survive. There is a possibility of a denial, particularly if an insurance company disputes the ...
  • 6-Feb-2013

    Roofing Contractor Faces Expensive Fines for Negligence

    Construction workers and roofing installation workers are among some of the most at-risk employees in the United States. Often these workers are faced with dangerous situations and they need to take precautions in order to avoid injuries and ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 6-Jul-2012

    Car Accidents in Commercial Vehicles

    Car crashes can create painful injuries. Maybe you got extreme whiplash from being rear-ended, or possibly you were seriously injured because of a violent crash. If you were in a commercial vehicle and were working when the accident occurred, and it ...
  • 7-Jun-2012

    Workers' Compensation and a Late Report

    A man who worked for Waste Connections for more than a decade pulled his back out while lifting a 45 pound pallet from a conveyor belt. The day of the accident, the man was busy working and did not stop to assess the situation. He reported that he ...
  • 25-May-2012

    Company's Safety Violations Lead to Worker Suffering Injuries

    After a workplace accident seriously injured one man in Jenkinsburg, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) became involved immediately to review the work environment and circumstances surrounding the incident. Since the ...
  • 6-May-2012

    Business Owners to be Charged with Felonies for Failure to Purchase Workers' Comp Insurance

    A new bill before the Massachusetts legislature could seriously affect business owners. If the bill is passed, any business owners that do not purchase workers' compensation insurance can be charged with a felony. As it stands now, business ...
  • 7-Apr-2012

    Tragedy Strikes during Workplace Accident

    Tragedy struck in Fort Mill last week when a man lost his life on the job. As with any workplace accident, the incident is being investigated by multiple parties. The victim, 59-year-old R.B., was working when he was struck by a forklift. Although he ...
  • 29-Mar-2012

    Workplace Accident Statistics Every Employee Should Know

    A workplace injury can happen to anyone, anywhere, in any line of work. Read the statistics below to learn more about workplace injuries and you'll see how prevalent wounds of this nature are in the U.S. Studies show that more than 4.1 million ...
  • 10-Feb-2012

    Court Rejects Facebook Photos in Workers' Compensation Case

    Social media is being used for much more than checking up on peoples' statuses these days. It has been brought into courtrooms across the country, such as the court that is reviewing a case of workers' compensation in Arkansas. The man at the ...
  • 29-Dec-2011

    Employee Hurt at Steelmaking Company

    Tragedy struck at a steelmaking business when an employee became stuck between two stainless steel coils. While the company is not releasing any additional information about the employee or the accident, it is known that police are currently ...
  • 1-Dec-2011

    Retailer Sued for Young Worker's Death

    A young boy killed on the job is now the center of a lawsuit against a major retailer. The 17-year-old employee was operating a floor buffer on a wet floor when it malfunctioned and electrocuted him. Although he was rushed to a nearby hospital, the ...
  • 1-Nov-2011

    Workers' Compensation Explained

    Workers' compensation is a state-by-state insurance program that provides workers with monetary awards and/or benefits if they suffer work-related injuries, illnesses, or accidents. A variety of different circumstances can lead to a person ...
  • 27-Sep-2011

    Workplace Injury Rate Stays the Same in 2010

    In Atlanta, Georgia, recent statistics released by researches show that work-related injuries have decreased in 2010. However, throughout the majority of the country, the number of on-the-job injuries held steady last year. Recent data shows that in ...
  • 12-Sep-2011

    Serious Workplace Accident Takes Employee's Life

    According to news sources, a serious workplace accident claimed the life of a 34-year-old employee on Monday, September 12, 2011. Police responding to the scene of the accident said that the incident took place at approximately 3:30 PM at a railroad ...
  • 10-Aug-2011

    Injured Worker Receives $142,000 Award

    In the Northeast, it has been reported that a commuter railroad company was ordered to pay over $142,000 in monetary damages to a worker who was allegedly denied a promotion after he suffered a knee injury while on the job. Federal regulators ...
  • 28-Jul-2011

    Company Stands Trial for Workplace Injury

    While an older man was seriously injured three years ago in a workplace accident, the company responsible is just standing trial for the incident this month. The workplace injury happened on March 4, 2008 while the 50-year-old victim was working at a ...
  • 5-Jul-2011

    House Bill 797 Extends Workers' Comp to Firefighters with Cancer

    It is well known in the industry that firefighters are regularly exposed to carcinogens as a hazard of their jobs; what is not known is that firefighters don't always receive workers' compensation when they develop cancer. According to Chief ...
  • 23-Jun-2011

    Filing a Workers' Compensation Appeal

    While you may feel the need for workers' compensation, your insurance company may not always agree with you. Should your claim be denied, you can still go through the process of workers' compensation appeals and find success. There are common ...
  • 7-Jun-2011

    Denied Workers' Compensation?

    Have you recently been denied workers' compensation ? The process of filing for workers' compensation can be complicated and frustrating. When you initially file for your benefits, you will have to wait to hear back from your insurance ...
  • 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 ...
  • 30-Mar-2011

    Workplace Injuries and Compensation

    Although some jobs require small risks, others are considered to be dangerous fields, where an accident may occur at any moment. In workplaces such as this, it is absolutely imperative to understand the workers' compensation process. If you have ...
  • 23-Mar-2011

    Workers' Comp Lawyer Serving New York

    Despite how terrifying and daunting your work-related injury may appear, you must consult with only the most experienced and knowledgeable workers' compensation lawyers immediately. Whether you have sustained neck and back injuries, knee, ...
  • 14-Mar-2011

    Injured on the Job?

    If you have recently suffered a work-related injury in New York, you may be entitled to a settlement claim through workers' compensation. As a New York law firm dedicated to protecting those individuals who have been injured on the job site, Katz ...
  • 27-Dec-2010

    Injured Employee Relentlessly Fights to Protect Their Rights

    In a recent case for workers’ compensation, Zamora v New York Neurologic, an employee relentlessly fought to protect their rights after a workplace accident. After suffering an injury in the workplace, the employee left work due to the injuries ...
  • 28-Apr-2010

    New Maximum Weekly Benefit Rate Effective July 1, 2010

    Beginning July 1, 2010, the maximum weekly benefit rate for workers' compensation is 2/3 of the New York State average weekly wage for the previous calendar year, as determined by the New York State Department of Labor. Workers' Compensation ...