Category Archives: Workers Compensation

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

Common Workplace Hazards Working in Healthcare

Healthcare is a booming industry. Especially as the baby boomer generation ages, there is an increased demand for healthcare workers. Unfortunately, there are also many hazards healthcare workers face. Some of these potential workplace hazards that can cause serious illness and injury to healthcare workers including (but not limited to) long term disability and death. Healthcare worker that needs a workers comp lawyer Nassau, NY

Biological Hazards

Healthcare workers are exposed to a wide variety of biological hazards. These include blood and body fluids that can contain bacteria, viruses, and fungus. Patients seek out healthcare when they are ill and naturally this places the healthcare team at risk of exposure to those illnesses through contact with infected patients.

Chemical and Drug Exposure

There are many possible ways for healthcare workers to be exposed to drugs and chemical hazards. Strong chemicals are used to keep healthcare facilities sanitary but...
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Requirements for Employers Scheduling Employees Working in Winter Weather

Winter weather creates a variety of hazards that can cause work-related injuries. Employers must do their best to keep their staff safe in cold, snow, and ice.

Education

Employers should have guidelines and procedures specifically for working in winter conditions. Employees should know what these rules are and they   should be strictly enforced. Additionally, employees who will be exposed to winter elements should be taught to watch for signs of cold stress. Cold stress is when an individual's skin temperature starts to drop. If cold exposure continues, the internal temperature of a person's body could drop which can lead to serious long-term injury and even death. Understanding warning signs of cold stress to watch for in oneself and one's co-workers can prevent illness and injury. Employees should learn how to treat cold stress in their specific work environments. This can include moving out of the wind, changing wet clothing, and...
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Should I Sign an Insurance Company Workers Comp Claim to Settle?

You've been the victim of a work accident or injury and the insurance company wants you to settle. They are offering you money today if you just sign on the dotted line. Should you take the offer, counteroffer, or pursue your day in court? Settling workers comp claims Nassau, NY There isn't an easy answer to this question.

Advantages of a Settlement

There are two main advantages of accepting a settlement. The first of those advantages is time. Taking a case to court can draw it out for months and often years. Signing the settlement gets you cash in hand sooner. The second advantage is that, once you sign, you are guaranteed to get the money agreed upon. If you take the case to the court there is always a chance you will lose your case or that the amount you are granted will be less than the settlement offered.

Disadvantages...

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