Category Archives: Workers Compensation

Find out about how to receive Workers’ Compensation on Long Island for injuries in the workplace.

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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How to Handle a Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim

When a Workers’ Compensation claim is denied, it can be a frustrating experience. Even when you have a legitimate injury, you may have to go through the appeals process. Employers and insurance companies will dispute a claim and use any evidence they can to prove their case. The judge may grant in their favor, depending on the circumstances of the evidence and the case. However, hope is not lost. There is still the appeals process.

Why Appeal?

When you have an injury, it is important for you to rest and recover. An injured worker may not be able to work in the same position, but could be put in a different position temporarily. Depending on the extent of the injury, the worker may have temporary disability and be required to stay out of work.If the worker lost the case for compensation, the injury quickly...
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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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