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5 Myths About Construction Accident Injuries

New York construction workers hear so many things about work accidents that are simply not true. These lies are spread at worksites throughout the state and when workers start believing them, they miss out on important benefits that can help them when they’re injured. We’re setting the record straight and exposing five common myths about...

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Employee Misclassification and Workers’ Compensation Exemption

Have you ever seen a job ad asking if you’d like to be your own boss? Have you ever thought about the convenience and flexibility of earning a living outside of the 40-hour-per-week, 9-5 norm? If so, you’re not alone. Today’s emerging tech companies (such as Amazon, Uber, and Lyft) are seeking freelancers, independent contractors,...

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NYC lawyers can win compensation when restaurant workers are injured

Restaurant workers in New York City are at a heightened risk of sustaining injuries on the job. This is partly due to a decline in restaurant jobs and an increase in city restaurants. According to Crain’s New York Business, nearly 6,000 restaurant jobs were lost in 2018. The number of operating restaurants in the city...

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Fire-Related Work Injuries in New York City: Prevention and Treatment

Workplace fires often occur without warning. In many cases, workers may not be aware of a fire already happening in a building. As a result, they may not be prepared to evacuate fast enough to avoid a serious burn injury or fatality. One worker recently sustained serious injuries in a business fire in College Point,...

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Workplace Injuries Caused by Carbon Monoxide Exposure in NYC

In February, nine workers were rescued from a construction site in Manhattan where a carbon monoxide leak occurred. Two of them were in serious condition and had to be carried out on stretchers. The remaining workers only suffered minor injuries. All nine workers received medical treatment and no life-threatening injuries were reported. Fire officials were...

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Construction Deaths Rise in New York State, but Fall in NYC

Construction workers in New York City often put their lives at risk to earn a living. Even under management that follows the strictest safety procedures, accidents can still happen. The carelessness of another worker or a sudden defect in equipment can result in a fatal injury. Construction deaths still prevalent in New York In the...

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New York City Attorneys Discuss Job-Related Eye Injuries

Unlike some other types of injuries, the damage caused by eye injuries can be permanent - and loss of sight can compromise a workers' ability to perform his or her job functions in the future. Such injuries are often caused by flying debris, small tools, particles, and hazardous chemicals. Eye injuries can manifest in a...

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New York City Attorneys Discuss Construction Safety Requirements

Every day, construction workers in New York City put their lives on the line to earn a paycheck. In response to a growing number of fatal construction accidents tracked by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH), construction supervisors and workers must receive supplementary job safety training.  Local Law 196, signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio...

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