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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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...
It is common knowledge that Workers’ Compensation gives benefits to people that got hurt while working for anatomical injuries. These injuries can include breaking bones, being paralyzed, or even dying on the job because of a fall or other types of physical injury.Workers’ Compensation also covers benefits that help people who have “occupational diseases.” The workers contract these diseases from being exposed to chemicals, infirmities, or other substances during their time of employment on the job. Since Workers’ Compensation laws vary by the state, an injured employee should contact a lawyer that specializes in Workmen’s Compensation as soon as they can.