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:
Category Archives: Industrial Injuries
Uncover the most common industrial injuries in the workplace on Long Island.
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,...
In 2015, full-time workers spent approximately 1,153,500 days away from work due to a workplace injury. While there are many ways to be injured at work, these five injures make up the majority of cases requiring a Long Island worker’s compensation disability attorney:
Sprains, strains, and tearsSprains, strains, and tears are the most common type of injury, accounting for 37 percent of workplace injuries and illnesses and causing 421,610 days out of work in 2015. These injuries are often caused by falls or a sudden twist or blow to the body, which can cause joints to move out of place or ligaments to tear or stretch. They can also be caused by overexertion or improperly lifting heavy objects.
Soreness and painSoreness and pain account for 16 percent of workplace injuries and illnesses potentially leading to a Queens...