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May 2015 Archives

Metalworker fatally injured in workplace accident

Workers' compensation benefits are extremely important for the financial security of employees, regardless of field. Even employees who do not work in particularly hazardous industries can still be injured by slippery stairs or malfunctioning machinery. However, there are some industries that are more dangerous than others, and employees who work in such industries should be particularly aware of their workers' compensation benefits. A workplace accident could render you incapable of earning wages for a brief period of time, or even forever.

Occupational illnesses can be difficult to detect

Workers' compensation is extremely important for workers who are injured on the job and thus unable to earn a wage because they were rendered incapable of performing the functions of their job by performing these very functions. In many cases, on-the-job injuries are relatively easy to detect and identify. For example, if you are working on a construction site and a cable or wire detaches, dropping a heavy load on you, your injuries will be readily apparent. For some people, on-the-job health issues are not so simple.

Top Baby Names of 2014

Each year, just before Mother's Day, the Social Security Administration releases a list of the names most commonly given to newborn babies in the United States for the previous year. The ability to compile such a list is possible since at the time of a child's birth, parents supply the name to the Social Security Administration when applying for the child's Social Security card.

How can I protect myself from unsafe working conditions?

It is not in an employer's best interests to injure or incapacitate its workers, but even still, employers cannot always be expected to look out for every possible source of injury at the workplace, especially when it comes to jobs that are inherently dangerous. This is why OSHA exists. OSHA is a federal administration that protects workers and seeks to ensure that the health and safety of employees is considered at all times.

New York man killed in construction accident

In most instances where we discuss construction worker accidents, we are referring to lower-ranking construction workers who make their living doing the hard, hands-on labor of construction projects. However, the construction industry is dangerous for nearly everyone involved, including the managers and owners. It is a simple result of how dangerous construction sites are that anyone who is working on or around one is at risk of serious or fatal injury.

Success Stories

  • A 43 year old ironworker who fell four stories and sustained injuries to his ankle while installing a staircase settled his claim for $1,500,000.00. The accident was due to the failure of the building owner and general contractor to provide a safe place to work.
  • A construction worker operating an asphalt roller settled his case for $525,000.00 when the edge of the roadway he was paving collapsed into a trench being dug by a subcontractor causing him to sustain injuries to his leg.
  • A 54 year old commuter settled his case against the NYCTA for $1,200,000.00. when he tripped and fell on a subway platform due to the pavement being in disrepair, causing him to fall forward and to strike his head on a train pulling into the station.
  • The estate of a 64 year old woman received a settlement of $425,000.00 after she was struck and killed by a speeding tractor trailer while crossing the street at the intersection of Richmond Terrace and Port Richmond Avenue.
  • A $1,200,000.00 settlement was reached on behalf of a 54 year old man from Staten Island, New York, who, while in the course of his employment as a bus driver, was rear-ended on the Garden State Parkway and caused to suffer injuries to his back and neck as well as a fractured rib and fractured pelvis.
  • A 47-year-old building superintendent who sustained injuries to his head and right side of his body due to a tripping hazard at his job site received a settlement of $300,000.00 from the electrical company performing work at the site.
  • A 43 year old construction worker was caused to sustain injuries to his back, shoulder and hand when the elevator he was riding malfunctioned and dropped 8 floors. He received $350,000.00 in the settlement of his claim against the building owner, maintenance company and elevator company.
  • The administrator of the estate of a 69 year old man who suffered stage four pressure sores while a patient at a Queens nursing home settled the case for $400,000.00 after the man died.
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