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Construction workers are protected by workers’ compensation

Few places are more dangerous for construction workers than New York City. The high population density means that streets and sidewalks are always busy; the winters are extremely cold, which can impair motor functions, and perhaps most notably, the only place to build is up. The high number of skyscrapers in New York often means that even the most insignificant of construction projects can be dangerous. In addition to the standard dangers of construction work (heavy machinery or transfer of large materials, for example), there are the added dangers of falling from potentially fatal heights.

Know the dangers of working with asbestos

Some lines of work naturally come with more hazards than others. However, no matter what you do, there is still a chance that you could be injured in the course of your employment. You could slip or fall, a machine or appliance could malfunction or any number of other things could go wrong. However, for some workers the harm is done over an extended period, possibly without them even being aware of it at first.

What should you do if you are injured at work?

Some lines of work naturally come with more hazards than others. However, no matter what you do, there is still a chance that you could be injured in the course of your employment. You could slip or fall, a machine or appliance could malfunction or any number of other things could go wrong. Of course, there is no sense in spending each day panicking about potential mishaps. However, if misfortune should befall you, it is important to know what to do next.

Know your rights in a New York Workers' Comp Case

Workers' compensation is one of the most important benefits afforded to employees. Even if an employee never has to take advantage of these benefits, the fact that the benefits are there produces a level of trust and creates a relationship between employee and employer that shows how invested both parties are with one another. Unfortunately, employers will still sometimes look to cut as many corners as they can to save money in a workers' compensation claim, so it is important to know how New York treats workers' compensation.

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