Tag Archives: Work Accident Injuries

Injured Workers Suffer these Most Common Injuries in the Construction Industry

Any worker who is injured on the job may, in most cases, be eligible or protected by Workers’ Compensation law. Once workers begin any job, they should read about whether the state law is in effect or not prior to signing up as an employee, especially if the position is a high-risk job. The main purpose of Workers’ Compensation is providing an employee who has been injured on the job medical care, as well as lost wages, and even job related disability for ongoing illness. Workers’ Compensation happens mostly in the construction industry due to the high risk of injuries. Some of the more common injury types include:
  • Falling off a ladder
  • Falling from a high-work area
  • Back, knee, joint injuries from lifting heavy objects
From the employer perspective, accidents can be a good or not-so-good conundrum. Even though the employing company has to pay the Workers’ Compensation insurance company premiums, at best, it's...
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Time Limits to Occupational Disease Workers’ Compensation Benefit Claims

When a worker gets injured or gets a disease from their work activities, they are quite often denied the benefits they deserve because a specific action cannot be pinpointed for the issue. This is not a necessary aspect to garner Workers' Compensation benefits. Here’s why.

The Problem with Occupational Injuries and Workers' Compensation

There is a clause that specifies occupational injury or disease. These conditions cannot be exacted to a specific event or time, but rather happen over a longitudinal period of time. Examples include those who work in the coal industry, construction and even those in less active positions in assembly and clerical work. Each and every one of these situations may be compensated under New York laws. Seeking the aid of our Long Island Workers' Compensation Law Firm can help in determining the merits of a claim.

Time Limits for Filing an Occupational Disease Case for Benefits

Occupational diseases are those that...
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Top 7 Things to Do When a Workplace Accident Happens

If you are involved in an accident at your workplace, don't panic. Instead, follow the steps below to ensure that you receive medical attention and cover yourself legally in compliance with Queens Workers' Compensation laws. 1. Get Medical Help Obviously getting medical attention is the top priority. Call an ambulance if needed and preform any first aid you can. If you need help from your coworkers, just ask. 2. Get a Lawyer Workplace accidents are no joke and a serious legal matter. Call us and get a work injury lawyer ASAP and so that we can negotiate the highest possible compensation for you. 3. Wait to Discuss Your Case Discuses your case with no one other than your lawyer. Lose lips sink ships after all. 4. Careful What You Sign Don't sign anything without first contacting your lawyer. This goes for medical papers too. 5. Track Your Expenses Make sure you're keeping track of all of your medical expenses....
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