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What are my options if I was hurt in a work-related car accident?

No matter where you work, there is always a chance of sustaining an injury on the job. Some workers spend a significant amount of time behind the wheel as part of their employment. These include commercial drivers, delivery drivers, curriers and transportation workers. Construction workers and emergency crews who work roadside are at risk of...

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Is there a link between time and traumatic construction injuries?

Construction injuries can happen at any time of the day. According to a study conducted by Oregon State University (OSU), time is a factor in many traumatic injuries sustained by construction workers. For instance, the study found that construction workers typically sustain injuries within the first four hours of working. After that, the hourly injury...

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Getting medical care for a work-related back injury

New York workers' compensation lawyers discuss medical care and compensation for a workplace back injury According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, back injuries are the second most common cause of missed days at work. They affect more than 38 percent of workers across all occupations, including: 52.8% of nurses 43% of laborers, freight...

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How to get workers' compensation for burn injuries

Burn injuries are some of the most severe injuries workers sustain on the job. They often range from painful (but recoverable) to life-changing or fatal. Workers can suffer life-long scarring, disfigurement and potential loss of a body part. Sometimes, burns result in dangerous bacterial infections, loss of blood, or a significant drop in body temperature....

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Does workers' comp in New York cover physical therapy?

Workers who are involved in workplace accidents often sustain injuries that require more than a quick trip to the hospital. Serious workplace injuries can take several months to recover from and result in steep medical expenses. If you were hurt on the job, undergoing physical therapy can help you restore mobility, speed up recovery and...

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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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