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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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Work Injuries & Illnesses from Hazardous Chemical Exposure

New York City workers’ compensation lawyer explains what to know Exposure to hazardous chemicals often results in serious work-related injuries and illnesses. Whether it’s a one-time event involving dangerous chemicals or long-term exposure that results in chronic illnesses or injuries, hazardous chemicals can wreak havoc on workers. When this happens in New York, sick or...

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