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Lack of Fall Prevention Still a Top Cause of Work Injuries

A New York Workers’ Comp Attorney Explains the Problem Falls, slips, and trips continue to be leading causes of serious and fatal work accidents. An annual report on the top Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) violations says that more falls were cited in 2021 than any other type of at-work injury-causing or deadly accident....

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Philips CPAP Devices Recalled Over Cancer Concerns

Victims may be able to pursue a lawsuit Medical equipment that was supposed to help people breathe better is now keeping many of those same people and their families up at night worrying about worst case scenarios. Philips Respironics recently issued a recall of thousands of ventilators, BiPAP, and CPAP machines. These devices often work...

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What Causes Electrical Injuries at Construction Sites?

A New York Construction Accident Lawyer Provides the Details Workers Should Know Construction accidents are common in New York. It’s dangerous work and there are many hazards on-site. A workplace accident can impact workers in many ways. They can be left with serious injuries and may be out of work for weeks or even months....

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OSHA’s Top 10 Most-Cited Safety Violations in 2021

A New York Workers’ Comp Lawyer Discusses Employers have a responsibility to take steps to keep workplaces safe. When employers fail to meet this responsibility, there can be an accident that leaves workers with serious injuries. Injured workers are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, but the claims process can be confusing and frustrating. Many workplace...

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Deadline for Death Benefits Due to Diesel Exhaust Exposure Extended By 1 Year in NY

Cancer caused by exposure to diesel fumes? New York attorneys explain your rights Families seeking death benefits in New York due to a work-related death of a loved one as a result of cancer caused by diesel exhaust exposure now have an additional year to file a workers’ compensation death benefits claim retroactively, thanks to...

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Developers Call for Repeal of New York's Scaffold Law

A New York construction accident lawyer discusses Some companies want New York to eliminate Section 240 of New York State Labor Law, often referred to as the New York Scaffold Law, which is designed to protect construction workers from being injured in construction accidents while working on scaffolding. Last year, several business and trade organizations...

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NYC Food Delivery Workers Are at Risk of Injury & Death

A New York workers’ comp lawyer explains what to know Five food delivery workers have died on the job in the past year in Brooklyn, New York, according to a recent study conducted by the delivery workers collective Los Deliveristas Unidos and published by Brooklyn Paper. Conducted by Cornell University’s Industrial and Labor Relations (IRL)...

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Top 4 Fatal Accidents in the Construction Industry

A construction accident lawyer in NYC breaks down the risks workers face Whether in New York City or anywhere in the state, working construction is a dangerous job. There are numerous safety precautions that must be taken at all sites to protect workers. But it only takes one mistake to cause a serious construction accident...

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Workers’ Comp for Injured Healthcare Professionals

Working in a hospital presents a lot of unique challenges that can take a toll on a person's body, and many times, healthcare workers end up needing to recover from their own work-related injuries or illnesses. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration says hospital workers report workplace injuries and illnesses at almost twice...

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Protecting New York Workers in the Aftermath of Ida

On September 1, 2021, the remnants of Hurricane Ida hit the New York City area, causing heavy rain and the first-ever flash flood emergency warning for New York City. Subway lines and streets in Manhattan and Brooklyn were flooded. Basement apartments filled with water, causing more than two dozen deaths across New York, New Jersey,...

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