Category Archives: Work Injury Compensation

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Why Workplace Fatalities Increased in 2016

Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 5,190 people died due to workplace injuries or illnesses in 2016. The figure represents a 7-percent increase in workplace fatalities to the highest rate since 2008. 2016 also saw an increase in overall workplace injury rate from 3.4 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers to 3.6.

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Transportation Incidents

Transportation incidents top the list of workplace fatalities in 2016 with 2,083 workers killed, more than double the number of worker fatalities in any other category. In fact, transportation incidents accounted for two out of every five fatal injuries.

The increase in transportation incidents correlates with a 6 percent rise in deaths from motor vehicle crashes in 2016. Fortune Magazine cites low gas prices, increased mileage, and unsafe driving practices such as speeding and texting while driving as contributing...

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Safety Tips for Repair and Maintenance Workers

Repair and maintenance jobs are some of the most dangerous jobs in New York. In 2013, nine New York repair and maintenance workers were killed due to workplace injuries. Exercise caution on the job with these safety tips:

Wear Personal Protective Equipment

Every day, repair and maintenance workers deal with many types of equipment that require different PPEs to keep safe. Before working on any machine, make sure you’re wearing the appropriate equipment. If you’re not familiar with a machine or its required PPE, ask your supervisor or refer to the machine manual.

Use Caution When Working from Heights

Falling from heights is the second most common cause of maintenance worker injuries, so be sure to use the right equipment for reaching difficult spots. Use slip-resistant stationary steps, scaffolds, elevating work platforms, or ladders when necessary. Whenever possible, use equipment with guard rails or other fall protection...

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Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Instead of Filing Yourself

When you’re injured on the job, you are suddenly faced with a lot of stress. Not only do you have to fill out paperwork for a claim, but you are also out of work for however long it takes to heal. It takes time for a claim to be filed and presented before a judge for Workers’ Compensation. In the meantime, you will have medical bills, lost wages, and other challenges.You can file a claim for Workers’ Compensation on Long Island yourself, but hiring an attorney is a smart thing to do.Here’s 5 reasons why to hire an attorney:1. Take Time to HealDepending on the extent of your injuries, you may have an extensive amount of medical procedures to undergo to heal. In addition, even if your injury doesn’t require surgery, adding a Workers’ Compensation claim procedure to your schedule only adds...
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