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Am I eligible for workers’ compensation if I get hurt working at home?

Experienced New York workers’ comp attorneys explain how system works In recent weeks, more people have been working remotely than ever due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is especially true in New York, which has the most Coronavirus cases and deaths in the United States. As of April 21, a total of 251,720 cases...

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New York transit worker Coronavirus fatalities skyrocket

At least 41 MTA workers have died and more than 1,500 have tested positive Recent Coronavirus deaths involving essential workers have taken a heavy toll on New York transit workers. In particular, the number of Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) worker fatalities, and workers suffering from serious health problems due to the Coronavirus pandemic in New...

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Grocery worker fatalities due to Coronavirus spark concern nationwide

Recent Coronavirus deaths reported at grocery stores in New York and other states As the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases nationwide continues to climb, no industry seems to be immune. In particular, recent Coronavirus deaths involving essential workers at grocery stores in New York and around the country have raised concerns about the safety of...

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Can first responders collect workers' comp for COVID-19?

New York City has become the epicenter of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which has sickened thousands of city residents and killed hundreds. Even while the city is on lockdown, due to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Executive Order 202 on March 7, 2020, the virus has yet to be contained. Thousands of new cases are being reported...

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Can healthcare professionals get workers' compensation during the COVID-19 crisis?

  Nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals are facing the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the front line, as thousands of people are in need of medical care each day. As a result, they put themselves in harm's way each day in order to protect the public. Healthcare professionals are at a high risk of becoming infected...

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Our lawyers are offering free remote consultations to injured workers during COVID-19

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issued Executive Order 202, declaring a disaster emergency on March 7, 2020, in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, thousands of businesses closed their doors in order to prevent the spread of the virus. Residents of New York are also urged to stay home as much as possible. Those...

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Can volunteer first responders receive financial benefits if affected by COVID-19?

There are currently hundreds of thousands of volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers risking their lives to protect the public throughout the five boroughs of NYC. Volunteer first responders are among the brave men and woman on the front lines in the battle against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). It's critical that volunteer first responders who come...

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What are the injury risks of working in confined spaces?

According to Occupational Health & Safety magazine, confined spaces aren't exactly designed for human access. Yet workers in many industries are required to access them in order to obtain equipment, make repairs, and perform routine maintenance. Working in confined spaces comes with a slew of hazards that can result in serious or fatal injuries. Data...

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Distraction on the job could lead to serious injuries or death

As a matter of routine, many businesses prioritize fast production to make as much money as possible. The practice can increase risks to their employees, however, by forcing them to work at an unreasonable pace. Late and odd shifts, as well as the lack of training, further erode safety, especially for distracted workers performing high-risk...

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Workers who handle asbestos at risk of developing mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, heart, and stomach. While rare, it can lead to serious, life-long health complications or death. Long-term exposure to asbestos is the leading cause of mesothelioma. Asbestos is a mineral present in many building materials, like insulation, fireproofing, piping, wiring, flooring, and shingles....

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