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Conveyor Belt Accidents and Workplace Injuries

Conveyor belt systems are dangerous and can cause severe injury Conveyor belts are used in many workplaces throughout the state. Workers in factories and warehouses throughout New York use them as part of their job. But working with any type of machine can be dangerous, and workers are injured in conveyor belt accidents every year....

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Study: Injuries Rising Among First-Year Employees

Research shows the need for better safety orientation and training With so many people changing jobs in the last two years, it's perhaps unsurprising that a higher share of work injuries are happening among people new to their jobs. A new report published in EHS Today found that employees are reporting injuries significantly earlier in...

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Fatal Workplace Accidents Increase Among Latino Workers

Workplace fatalities decreased nationwide in 2020, according to the latest fatal workplace accident statistics compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). But the decrease did not involve all workers. According to the AFL-CIO, workplace fatalities among Latino workers increased in 2020, continuing a trend of more Latino work-related deaths in the past decade....

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New Max Rate Announced for Lost Wage Benefits in New York

Lost wage benefits are a lifeline for a lot of injured workers in New York, and the weekly amount received through workers' compensation can have a dramatic impact on quality of life. Effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023, the maximum weekly benefit rate for workers' compensation claimants in New York will increase from...

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Preventing Workplace Accidents With a Multilingual Workforce

Every worker needs to understand a company's health and safety policies Many workplace accidents occur due to language barriers involving non-English speaking employees, according to a recent article about the issue in Safety + Health, a magazine focusing on workplace safety-related issues. “Clear written and verbal communications are essential to health and safety excellence,” said...

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Demolition Accidents Often Cause Serious Injuries in NYC

Injured workers have rights, and a construction accident lawyer can protect those rights Demolition work can be very dangerous and often results in serious construction accidents, especially in New York City, where construction and demolition work constantly takes place due to the city's robust real estate market. Not surprisingly, serious demolition accidents frequently occur in...

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Brain Injury Awareness Month Highlights the Dangers Workers Face

The Brain Injury Association of America hopes more people become aware of the seriousness and the severity of brain injuries. That’s why this month the association is promoting its #MoreThanMyBrainInjury campaign. “Many people with disabilities have their lives defined for them,” the association’s website says. “The #MoreThanMyBrainInjury campaign gives individuals a chance to overcome those...

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NYC Department of Buildings Emphasizes Scaffold Safety Training

Construction accident lawyers in NYC explain why scaffolding accidents happen What’s the best way to prevent scaffolding accidents, especially when it comes to construction accidents? By providing construction workers with scaffolding safety training, according to the New York City Department of Buildings, which recently issued a safety alert reminding workers about the importance of such...

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How to Overcome Safety Complacency in the Workplace

Our New York workers’ comp lawyers explain how to avoid a workplace accident Workplace safety takes work. Companies need to be vigilant about making sure workplaces and employees are safe at all times. That’s why businesses cannot become complacent about workplace safety, according to a recent article published by EHS Today. “Complacency is a state...

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Study Reveals Concerns With Workers Wearing Industrial Exoskeletons

Our NYC workers’ comp attorneys explain how the technology can become a hazard Advanced wearable safety devices known as “industrial exoskeletons” have been hailed by workplace safety advocates for helping to prevent workplace accidents, which often result in injured workers pursuing workers’ compensation benefits. However, a recent scientific study raises concerns about the cognitive effects...

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