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What can help prevent dehydration?

There is no doubt that you have to be strong and have tremendous physical stamina to work at a construction site. But even the heartiest construction worker can be undone by the summer heat. And it does not take long for the heat to take its toll. You can begin to experience the symptoms of heat stress after just a couple of hours of moderate work.

Workers' Compensation Board can help you get counseling

If you are a New Yorker who has been injured at work, you will likely be eligible to receive workers' compensation. Your compensation can pay for your medical care and help you get back on your feet. On-the-job injuries can sometimes take more than just a visit to the hospital and some medicine to heal.

New OSHA rule puts worker injury data online

Every day, hard-working New Yorkers carry out the important tasks that help keep the Big Apple moving and growing. And whether you work on a construction site, in a restaurant, behind the wheel of a delivery truck or in any other potentially hazardous environment, you know how important it is for your employer to follow all applicable safety regulations.

OSHA regulations help protect workers from wall collapses

The importance of following all applicable safety regulations on a construction site cannot be understated. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is tasked with enforcing these rules. But sometimes employers fail to adhere to these standards and as a result construction workers suffer serious or even fatal injuries.

Fault does not usually affect workers' compensation

In most personal injury cases, at least one party must be found negligent in the circumstances that caused the injury. A driver speeding through a red light would likely be at fault for any injuries suffered by victims in a resulting car accident. It is this fault that determines whether or not victims recover compensation. However, for personal injuries that are suffered on the job, such fault is not usually a factor.

My workplace illness was overlooked. Can I be compensated?

You have probably heard that workers' compensation benefits exist to provide workers with compensation for any injuries they receive as a result of the functions of their job, but if you have ever learned years after starting your job that you are suffering from lung cancer, you may wonder just how effective workers' compensation benefits are. Fortunately, workers' compensation benefits generally apply to any kinds of injuries or illnesses caused in whole or in part by a job, even if a significant amount of time has passed.

The benefits of a workers' compensation attorney

The vast majority of employers in the country, including in New York, are legally required to provide workers' compensation benefits and coverage to their employees. This often means that workers who are injured on the job can recover compensation for their injuries simply by informing their employer and taking advantage of the benefits that they already have. In many cases, your employer's insurance company will cover your medical expenses without much difficulty.

Office workers can suffer job-related injuries too

When it comes to workers' compensation, construction workers might seem like the most likely to need such benefits. However, it is important to remember that you do not have to be a construction worker in order to recover workers' compensation. Any injury that is suffered on the job or as a result of job-related duties could qualify you for workers' compensation benefits, even if you work in a seemingly safe office environment.

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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