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Sensible policies can help keep delivery drivers safe

Typically, when workers adhere to routine safety rules, they have a good chance of avoiding injuries. However, commercial drivers are constantly on the move, meaning they may have to face a new set of unpredictable hazards every time they turn a corner. As such, they could encounter threats that are difficult to anticipate.

What should be done to treat a cut?

Whether you are a head chef or a prep cook, if part of your job requires slicing or chopping food, you need a good sharp knife to complete your tasks. And you are also likely aware that using a cutting knife safely requires careful attention. But restaurant work is often very hectic, especially during peak meal times. It is all too easy to slip or make a mistake while hurriedly slicing something. And the slightest slip can lead to a very nasty cut.

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.

Legal assistance can help you with your workers' comp claim

If you are familiar with workers' compensation, you may be aware that workers' compensation is insurance that is paid for by your employer. Similar to car insurance, when something goes wrong, you can be reasonably certain that the insurance company will do what it can to help you. In fact, many workers' compensation claims are relatively easily handled, allowing injured workers to recover compensation. So why do you need legal aid?

What if I can't go back to work after an injury?

Many people are aware of the positive benefits made available by workers' compensation, specifically the financial assistance that insurance provides in the event of an on the job injury. What you may not know is that in some cases, you are entitled to more than just monetary compensation, which can be extremely important if you find yourself unable to return to work.

Injured on the job? We can help.

Whether you realize it or not, your job comes with some level of risk for physical injury. Even if you work a desk job that requires you to sit in a cubical all day, you could develop chronic back or neck pain if your chair is not ergonomic, or if your posture is not consistently perfect. However, there are some jobs that simply carry a greater risk of injury than others. Accidents happen all the time in the workplace, and if such an accident occurs in one of these higher-risk jobs, the results could be devastating.

How long after a work injury can I file a claim?

Workers' compensation benefits are extremely important for New York workers. From construction workers atop the city's high skyscrapers to the office workers who inhabit those skyscrapers, every worker is at risk of suffering an injury while on the job. Some injuries may be minor, and others may be life threatening, but you should always be aware of your options for recovering compensation thanks to workers' comp benefits.

Loss of sight or hearing could mean more compensation

Obviously, any type of injury suffered due to work-related functions or activities is unfortunate, which is why workers' compensation exists. Individuals who strain their backs doing heavy lifting, for example, should not then be left to fend for themselves when they can no longer do their jobs because of injuries they suffered while doing their jobs. Like many injuries, there are varying degrees of severity when it comes to on-the-job injuries. Among the most severe are loss of use injuries.

Do workers' compensation claims have statutes of limitations?

The concept of a statute of limitations is fairly common knowledge for most people. Even if someone is not aware of exactly what the statute of limitations for any given legal issue is, the fact that a statute may exist is not lost on most people. Criminal acts such as drug possession or homicide have statutes of limitations, and personal injuries such as car accidents also have statutes of limitations. However, did you know that workers' compensation claims have them too?

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