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.
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. New York drivers should take these precautions to stay safe on the road:
Know Danger Zones
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 locations in your area such as streets, neighborhoods, or bars. Never pick up or drop off customers in dark alleys or any other area that makes you feel unsafe.Read more
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...