Plainview, New York – Did you know that according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, taxi drivers have the fifth most fatal job in New York and are 20 times more likely to be murdered than other workers? Though these statistics focus on taxi drivers, the safety risks apply to drivers for popular ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft as well. Robert Golan, PC of Golan & Masiakos, LLP provides the following tip sheet for New York taxi, Uber and Lyft drivers to stay safe on the road and prevent a need for a workman’s comp lawyer:
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The title of this article should be self-explanatory. What are the benefits of getting a free lawyer consultation from a Workers Compensation Attorney? You save money and time by doing this of course! But how? Read on…
Saves TimeOne of the most important factors in determining if you need a worker’s comp attorney is finding out if you have a viable case. In these cases, a free consultation will help you determine if pursuing a claim is worth your time and effort. You need to get this advice from an expert in New York workers compensation benefits to accurately assess the question: “Should I get a lawyer for a worker’s comp claim?” Your cousin who went to law school and now practices tax law just doesn’t have the knowledge of this particular, specialized area of the law to help you here.Read more
Personal protective equipment, or PPE, is one of the most important tools workers can use to avoid workers comp cases in Queens, NY. But who is required to pay for PPE?
When Do Employers Pay for Personal Protective Equipment?As of 2008, employers must provide the employee PPE if the equipment is necessary to comply with OSHA standards. Employers must also train all employees in PPE care and use and replace or repair PPE that have worn down or been damaged. Businesses cannot charge workers for these repairs or replacements. Workers may provide their own PPE, but the choice must be completely voluntary. If a worker wants to use his own PPE, the employer must ensure that the equipment meets OSHA standards and provides adequate protection.Even if the employer agrees that the PPE becomes the property of the employee, the business cannot charge the...
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