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What should I do if I can't afford to hire a workers' compensation attorney?

New York workers' compensation lawyers discuss how a contingency fee works Once you suffer a workplace injury or develop a work-related illness, you may be faced with a heap of medical expenses. Meanwhile, you might not be able to work or earn a paycheck while you recover. While you may know that your losses can...

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Can I collect SSD benefits if I become disabled?

Some workers can't continue working due to an injury. Some can return to work, but can't perform their jobs the same way they did before their injuries occurred. If you have sustained a disability, you may be eligible for social security disability (SSD) benefits. This pays for monthly financial benefits based on your average lifetime earnings....

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Falling debris often leads to serious & fatal workplace injuries

Workers across a wide range of occupations can be injured by unsecured items, tools and equipment. Workplace accidents involving falling debris often occur in construction, warehousing, the car industry and manufacturing. They usually happen when: Scaffolding and ladders aren't properly secured on construction sites Hand tools and building materials aren't properly secured or stored. This...

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Reduce risks of workplace injuries

Workplace accidents are usually preventable. The majority of them are not caused intentionally, but rather, by careless mistakes made by other workers or supervisors. The workers' compensation attorneys at Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano LLP Attorneys At Law have seen the devastating consequences of careless mistakes made in the workplace. We have had...

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Knee osteoarthritis among construction and agriculture workers

Construction and agriculture workers are critical to New York's economy. Yet, those who work in both industries often face dangerous working conditions on a daily basis in order to earn a living. According to a recent study conducted in Australia and published in Wiley Online Library in July 2020, one of the risks that construction...

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What can be done to fix New York's broken workers' compensation system?

When workers are injured on the job, they often need months of medical treatment and physical therapy. Many injured workers are unable to return to work for several months or years due to their injuries. In some cases, they can never perform the same job functions they once did due to a permanent disability or...

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SURVEY: Some workers are willing to show up to work with COVID-19

COVID-19 cases have dropped significantly in New York over the last few months, but we're still not in the clear yet. Recently, New York has still had hundreds of new cases per day. New York is currently in Phase 4 of its loosening of COVID-19 restrictions. That means several businesses have reopened under strict social...

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Overexertion and falls remain leading workplace injuries

In many workplaces, incentives exist for those who work harder and faster. We often see this in construction, retail, restaurants and manufacturing. The risks of working too fast can be overlooked in these environments. According to Liberty Mutual Holding Co. Inc.'s 2020 workplace safety index, the three costliest workplace injuries include overexertion, falls and being...

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