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Work-related hearing loss linked to noise and chemicals

Noisy workplaces have long been a hazard to employees, as workers operating loud equipment may be at risk of hearing loss. Responsible employers use sound level meters to monitor decibel levels and will require hearing protection if the noise is measured to be unsafe. What many people might not realize is that another culprit in...

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The dangers of brain injury in the workplace

A workplace accident that results in a traumatic brain injury can be devastating, as TBIs are among the most serious injuries someone can suffer while on-the-job. Unfortunately, people sustain devastating brain injuries every day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 61,000 people die in the United States each year as a...

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Top 10 OSHA violations for 2020: Fall protection remains a problem

Falls are one of the most common ways a worker can get seriously injured or killed while on the job. With that in mind, it’s a bit shocking to see the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announce that “Fall Protection – General Requirements” has earned the top spot yet again on its list of...

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What are my options if I was hurt in a work-related car accident?

No matter where you work, there is always a chance of sustaining an injury on the job. Some workers spend a significant amount of time behind the wheel as part of their employment. These include commercial drivers, delivery drivers, curriers and transportation workers. Construction workers and emergency crews who work roadside are at risk of...

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Is there a link between time and traumatic construction injuries?

Construction injuries can happen at any time of the day. According to a study conducted by Oregon State University (OSU), time is a factor in many traumatic injuries sustained by construction workers. For instance, the study found that construction workers typically sustain injuries within the first four hours of working. After that, the hourly injury...

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Getting medical care for a work-related back injury

New York workers' compensation lawyers discuss medical care and compensation for a workplace back injury According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, back injuries are the second most common cause of missed days at work. They affect more than 38 percent of workers across all occupations, including: 52.8% of nurses 43% of laborers, freight...

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How to get workers' compensation for burn injuries

Burn injuries are some of the most severe injuries workers sustain on the job. They often range from painful (but recoverable) to life-changing or fatal. Workers can suffer life-long scarring, disfigurement and potential loss of a body part. Sometimes, burns result in dangerous bacterial infections, loss of blood, or a significant drop in body temperature....

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Does workers' comp in New York cover physical therapy?

Workers who are involved in workplace accidents often sustain injuries that require more than a quick trip to the hospital. Serious workplace injuries can take several months to recover from and result in steep medical expenses. If you were hurt on the job, undergoing physical therapy can help you restore mobility, speed up recovery and...

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