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.

What Are Federal Workers Compensation Claims?

Most employees who work for the federal government are covered under the Federal Employees Compensation Act, also called FECA. Eagle representing FECA for federal employees’ workers compensation Nassau, NY

History

An early version of this act was created in 1882 and updated in 1908. The version which is used today was signed into law in 1916, however, there have been many amendments added to it.

Why Does It Exist?

When employees work for private companies their worker’s compensation is determined on a state by state basis. Private employees also have the ability to sue their employer if their injury or illness was due to negligence. Federal employees aren't covered by individual state laws and they aren't able to sue the United States of America, their employer, even if it was employer negligence that caused their injuries. As a result, the government introduced FECA to offer their civilian employees protection usually...
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Reasons a Worker’s Comp Claim Might be Denied

Unfortunately, accidents happen and when they happen at work, most employees assume that they will be covered by workers compensation. When they are informed their claim has been denied it is common to feel frustrated, scared, stressed, and disheartened. Denied workers compensation claim Queens, NY There are many reasons a claim might be denied and having a worker’s comp lawyer to help you fight the denial is key in getting the claim decision reversed. Here are some reasons that a claim might be denied.

1.  Eligibility

Workers compensation is for those employed by a company and may not extend to contractors or freelancers. At times, an employee may be incorrectly classified by their employer and having an experienced worker’s compensation attorney to assist in proving that you meet the employment status requirements is vital.

2.  Severity

Illness and injuries entitled to workers compensation must be severe enough to...
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Keeping Construction Workers Safe

There are hazards present in every work environment but some jobs are more dangerous than others. According to statistics collected by OSHA, 2.8% of workers will suffer a work-related illness or accident each year.

Construction Accident Statistics

There were 14 work related fatalities per day in 2017 totaling roughly 5110 for the year. Of those, construction site accidents that resulted in fatalities were 971. That is approximately 20% of all work-related fatalities. Construction site accidents lawyer Suffolk, NY In New York the percentage was higher. The New York Post attributes 37.5% of work-related deaths of 2016 in the state to construction accidents.

Top Causes of Construction Site Fatalities

The leading causes of construction site fatalities are:
  • Falls-Workers climbing ladders and standing on elevated platforms create risks for both the workers above and those below. Items accidentally dropped from a height can strike workers at ground level.
  • Workers being struck by...
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