Category Archives: Injuries at Work

Uncover the most common work injury types that take place in workplaces on Long Island and how our Workers’ Compensation attorney helps.

Robert Golan, PC of Golan & Masiakos Provides Safety Tip Sheet for Taxi & Ridesharing Service Drivers

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:

Know the Dangerous Locations and Times in Your Area

Get to know the more dangerous locations and times in your city. If possible, avoid driving between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. to avoid robbery, mugging, and other violence. Learn about the most dangerous...
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Do You Have to Pay for Personal Protective Equipment?

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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How Insufficient Staff Leads to Workplace Injuries

If you’ve worked at an understaffed company, you know how difficult and stressful it can be. But did you know that workers at understaffed businesses are more likely to fall victim to workplace injuries and illnesses?

Dangers of Understaffing

Among the many risk factors for workplace injuries, understaffing is perhaps the most often overlooked. Business demands do not decrease when staff is short, so employees must take on extra duties. In an understaffed work environment, workers may feel the need to cut corners or ignore safety guidelines. For example, a retail worker in an understaffed store may lift a heavy box by himself instead of asking for help, or a nurse in an understaffed hospital may ignore a spill in order to check on more patients.

Industries Most at Risk

Workers in health care industries are particularly vulnerable to workplace injuries due to understaffing....

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