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Overhead Power Lines Leading to Electrocutions in Construction Industry

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), electrocutions are the second greatest cause of on-the-job deaths in the construction industry and the fifth leading case of all ...
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Can an Illegal Immigrant Receive Workers' Compensation in New York?

A significant number of construction workers throughout the United States are undocumented citizens. Whether due to financial or legal reasons, thousands of immigrants have had a difficult time ...
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5 Common Types of Construction Zone Accidents

People who work on construction sites tend to have an understanding that their job involves some dangers not found in most other professions. However, this does not mean that construction and ...
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5 Workers' Compensation FAQs

In New York, as well as around the country, companies are required by law to provide their employees who suffer injuries on the job with worker’s compensation insurance benefits. Workers’ ...
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OSHA Announces New Regulations for Silica Exposure

A new rule from the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will drastically reduce the amount of silica dust a worker can be exposed to while on the job. ...
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Eye Injuries and Vision Problems Common in Personal Injury Cases

Our eyes are one of the most critical parts of our body, essentially making day-to-day life possible for the vast majority of people. And yet they are incredibly delicate, capable of suffering serious ...
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Who is Liable for a Scaffolding Accident?

It seems that everywhere you turn in New York City, you are going to find a scaffolding somewhere in sight. These makeshift structures are staples to construction sites, industrial jobs, and even ...
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Work Accidents Caused by Harsh Weather Conditions

At the beginning of the year, New York City can fall victim to all manner of harsh weather conditions delivered by Mother Nature. Rain can flood the gutters and walkways, and thick piles of snow can ...
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Workers' Compensation Requirements for Construction Workers

It is important that every American worker should feel protected while working on the job. Every day dangers and those created by someone else’s negligence should not be debilitating or ...
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Notifying Your Employer After a Work-Related Injury

If you should ever suffer a work-related injury in the State of New York, it is imperative that you notify your employer of the injury promptly in order to be eligible to file for a worker’s ...
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State Senate Unanimously Passes Work Safety Act

Last year, the state senate voted unanimously to pass the Work Safety Act. Sponsored by state Senator Diane Savino, this bill is designed to increase protections for construction workers on New York ...
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Fall Injuries in the Workplace

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 605 workers were killed by falling to the same or lower level in 2009—with an additional 212,760 workers being seriously injured for the ...
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