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Severe injuries often present need for workers' compensation

Most people do not anticipate suffering serious injuries. Unfortunately, severe harm can come seemingly out of nowhere, especially when a sudden accident takes place. It is not unusual for injury-causing incidents to occur for individuals who work with dangerous equipment while on the job. When this happens, individuals often need financial assistance from workers' compensation.

Stress-related worker’s compensation claims are hard to prove

Workers in New York were excited when they learned that they could file a worker’s compensation claim for stress. However, as the American Bar Association points out, these cases are notoriously difficult to prove. Unfortunately, the most successful cases occur when stress has gone far enough to cause mental and physical health complications that affect a person’s ability to live a normal, healthy life and function at work.

Tips for back surgery recovery

New York workers in all types of jobs may suffer from back issues. In some cases, the damage results from a fall injury and in other situations it may be an occupational injury. Angiuli & Gentile, LLP is an experienced litigation law firm that often assists clients with workers’ compensation claims.

Is your employer required to carry workers' compensation?

If you are an employee in New York and you injure yourself on the job or contract a job-related illness, there is a good chance your employer is responsible to pay for your expenses through its workers' compensation insurance. There are some exceptions to carrying these benefits, but most employers must provide them for all employees.

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. 

How prescription drug use affects workers' compensation

There is an increasing problem for workers and their employers in New York, and that is the use and abuse of prescription drugs. Their use has led not only to decreased productivity and missed days, but it has significantly increased the amount of workers' compensation claims.

Get back to work faster with rehabilitation benefits

If you have been unable to work due to a work-related injury in New York, and you want to get back to earning a decent income, there are programs available to help. Unfortunately, some injuries result in a permanent disability that prevents the employee from going back to the position he or she had before. One of the benefits workers' compensation insurance provides is rehabilitation, and this is available for eligible employees.

Effects of alcohol abuse on the job

The use of alcohol can help liven up social situations and ease anxiety in some people. However, when it is abused it can have a number of negative effects on the drinker's personal and professional life. Drinking in excess or at the inappropriate time can greatly affect an employee's job, from productivity to the denial of workers' compensation benefits for injuries that may occur at work.

Workplace injuries and who is covered under the law

All workers in New York are at risk for some type of workplace injury or illness over the course of their lifetimes, but some industries and jobs pose a higher risk than others. Being aware of what causes the most injuries can help employers and employees take steps to prevent harm. However, if an employee does get hurt there is a good chance he or she is covered by workers' compensation insurance and can file a claim to cover related costs.

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