Robert Golan, PC, a worker’s compensation lawyer serving the areas of Long Island, Nassau County, Queens and Suffolk County, recently settled a $250,000 case for a union carpenter who hurt his back at work in 2016. A misunderstanding over the definition of “work” caused the Judge to suspend the $800 per week of monetary benefits to that worker and his family. At most Worker’s Compensation hearings, before monetary awards are made to an injured worker, the attorney for the insurance company routinely asks the worker if he has done any "work" since the last hearing or since his or her accident. “Work” to the court is defined as any activity that could be considered to be “work” such as bartering or volunteering your services, helping out a friend or family member with a business, working on the books, off the books, etc. Attorneys routinely inform the client of this...
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.
The neck is a part of the body that is particularly prone to injury, especially in work environments. Consider some of these common risk factors for neck injuries:
- Repetitive activities – Especially when working at a computer work station
- Lifting heavy objects
- Falling objects
- Auto accidents
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Anyone who does any sort of manual handling tasks such as lifting and moving (objects or people) is at risk for a lower back injury. Most of the time this is a temporary nuisance that does not require the involvement of a work injury lawyer, and can be fixed with rest and the application of ice on the injured area, but there are ways to limit your risk of this common work-related injury.