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Exposure to toxic chemicals while working

People suffer a variety of health consequences when things go wrong at work. Often, a lot of attention is given to accidents such as falls, mishaps involving equipment and dangerous machinery, and so on. However, there are many other ways in which people are hurt while working. For example, someone may be exposed to toxic chemicals in the workplace, which could disrupt their life in different ways. Moreover, the consequences of this exposure may not be immediately evident and it may take some time for someone to realize the full extent of the damage.

How to fight a denied workers' compensation claim

If you receive an injury on the job in New York, your employer's workers' compensation insurance should cover your expenses and lost wages. However, sometimes the company will deny a claim. When this occurs, you have a good chance of overturning the decision if you fight back by appealing the denial. 

Know the worker's compensation benefits you may be entitled to

Many of us are fortunate enough to have never experienced a workplace injury. Yet, accidents can happen to anyone, and it is important to be aware of your rights should you ever find yourself in need. The state of New York provides five main categories under which injured workers can seek compensation. If you have found yourself in the aftermath of a workplace injury, you may be entitled to one of the following forms of workers compensation:

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