Recent Posts in Workplace Injuries

  • 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 ...
  • 14-Feb-2018

    Auto Accidents & Workers' Compensation in NY

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “The Nation lost 35,092 people in crashes on U.S. roadways during 2015, an increase from 32,744 in 2014. The 7.2-percent increase is the largest percentage increase in ...
  • 6-Feb-2018

    Most Dangerous Jobs in America

    If you’re a logger, pilot or fisherman, you know that working in remote environments, sometimes far away from civilization increases the risk of life-threatening accidents on the job. In fact, these occupations are so dangerous, year after year ...
  • 24-Jan-2018

    Workers' Comp: Off-Site Accidents

    Most workers are aware of workers’ compensation benefits, but not all of them understand when and how it works. Some people think that workers’ compensation only applies to injuries that occur “at the office” or “on the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...