You should be able to get workers’ comp regardless of your medical history In New York, workers are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, regardless of any pre-existing or chronic medical conditions. New York law mandates that employers accept workers as they find them, which means that pre-existing conditions should not prevent workers from filing a...Read More
Attorney Richard T. Cahill Named Hudson Valley ‘Top Lawyer’
The Law Offices of Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP has announced that workers’ compensation attorney and partner Richard T. Cahill was recently named one of Hudson Valley Magazine’s “Hudson Valley’s Top Lawyers” for 2023. “Top Lawyers” are selected through an online peer-voting and internet research process to identify successful characteristics. “I’m honored...Read More
Ladder Accidents in Construction: Causes and Prevention Strategies
New York construction accident lawyers explain what you should know Construction sites are dangerous places for workers, with a variety of hazards. Falls from height are one of the most severe hazards, including falls from ladders. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls are the leading cause of death in the construction...Read More
What are my options if I sustain a burn injury at work?
Workplace burn injuries can have severe and life-altering consequences. Work-related burn injuries are an unfortunate reality for many employees across various industries. Ranging from painful and debilitating to life-altering or even fatal, burns can result in permanent scarring, disfigurement, and potential loss of limbs. Moreover, burns can lead to infections, blood loss, and a dangerous...Read More
Can You Get Workers’ Comp If You Get Hurt on Your First Day?
Eligibility for workers’ compensation does not depend on how long you have worked for the company. When starting a new job, employees are often required to wait several weeks or months before they are eligible for certain benefits, such as a 401(k) plan, paid maternity/paternity leave, paid vacation and sick days, and health insurance. Some...Read More
Falls, Slips & Trips Are a Serious Construction Worker Hazard
New York City construction accident lawyers discuss the dangers. Construction workers often sustain serious or fatal work-related injuries in slip, trip, and fall accidents, according to a recent workplace safety study conducted by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Specifically, the study found that 35.3 percent of construction fatalities involved slip and fall accidents....Read More
Preventing Workplace Head Injuries Saves Lives
Simple steps can be taken to reduce the risk of head injuries while on the job Some of the most common – and most serious – workplace accidents involve injuries to the head. Each year, thousands of workers are injured or die due to head injuries sustained on the job, according to official workplace injury...Read More
Working in Winter Weather? Here Are the Most Common Hazards
New York City workers' compensation lawyers discuss the dangers of working in the winter months. Working during winter can be dangerous in many professions, especially in New York. Many workers sustain severe injuries due to hazardous winter weather, whether working outside at a construction site or jobs requiring clearing away snow. When this happens, injured...Read More
Can You Still File for Workers' Compensation If the Accident Was Your Fault?
New York City workers' compensation lawyers explain how the system works If you get hurt at work in New York, workers' compensation benefits should cover the cost of your injury claim. But what if the accident was your fault? What if you did something to cause your injury? Can you still receive workers' compensation? We...Read More
Workplace Eye Injuries Can Be Painful, Costly to Treat
If you suffered an eye injury while on the job, talk to a New York City workers’ comp lawyer Approximately 2,000 work-related eye injuries happen daily in the United States, and about 9 out of every 10 are preventable. In addition, eye injuries are some of the most painful injuries a person can endure, which...Read More