Most employees who work for the federal government are covered under the Federal Employees Compensation Act, also called FECA.
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.
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. 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. EligibilityWorkers 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. SeverityIllness and injuries entitled to workers compensation must be severe enough to...
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 StatisticsThere 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. 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 FatalitiesThe 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...