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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.

Depression can lead to workplace injury

Depression is a serious problem that affects a number of people in New York. One of the consequences of depression is an increased risk of injury in the workplace, which can result in more workers' compensation claims. As a result, it is important that workers with depression get the help they need so it does not lead to additional issues at work or at home.

What if my employer isn't covered by workers' compensation?

After being injured on the job, you rely on your employer's workers' compensation policy to account for medical expenses, lost wages and many other expenses. But what if you find out too late that your employer is not actually covered by workers' compensation insurance? Is there any action you can take to recover damages under New York law, or are employers allowed to simply not carry coverage?

Does New York workers' compensation cover child performers?

You never expect your little tyke's talent act to make it big, but when it does you may find yourself dealing with far more than just managing your child's mental health and well-being while dealing with the stresses of being a performer. A great deal of paperwork and protections are required to ensure that child performers do not work undue hours or suffer hardship as a result of their performances. You may also worry about what happens if an employer hires your child as a performer, and an injury takes place in the workplace. Is a child performer covered under New York workers' compensation law?

Understanding asthma as an occupational disease

One of your greatest fears on the job in any New York workplace may be developing a chronic illness due to exposure to substances in your environment. You worry that every cough, tickle in the back of your throat or shortness of breath may be occupational asthma. Occupational asthma can arise from a number of circumstances, and we at Angiuli & Gentile, LLP understand the concerns you face when potentially dealing with occupational asthma or another occupational disease.

Liability in trench collapse cases

When a trench wall collapses on a construction site in New York, damage can result to equipment, supplies and personnel. At times that damage can end in catastrophic injury to workers, or even death. Yet determining liability in a trench collapse can be tricky, when a number of conditions and variables could have led to the collapse. Trench walls may collapse due to unsafe work conditions, weather factors impacting the site, worker negligence or employer negligence.

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