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Workers' Compensation Rates to Drop in New York, Employers Benefit

In what has been described as an effort to bring more businesses, and thus more jobs, to New York, Governor Cuomo and state-level legislators have recently approved a budget draft that will reduce ...
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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?

While Illegal immigrants do not have access to the full range of rights and privileges that a citizen, permanent resident, or visa holder has, they may be eligible for several federal and state ...
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The Difference Between a Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation Claim

If you are seeking damages for an injury, you will most likely file a personal injury or worker’s compensation claim. While both claims processes allow people who have been injured in accidents ...
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Questions About Workers' Compensation

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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The Pit - When the Union Began

Employee rights have come a long, long way and advanced quite considerably in a little more than a century’s worth of time. From acceptable wages to compensation after being hurt on the job, ...
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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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OSHA's Ladder Safety Rules

On a construction zone, ladder safety is a topic of great importance. This is because they are often a normal part of a worker’s job, and a small act of negligence or carelessness can result in ...
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Four Easy Ways to Relieve Back Pain

If you suffer from chronic back or spinal pain, even the simplest motions and tasks can be agonizing endeavors. While every person is different and there is no single cure for back pain, there are ...
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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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How Long Will I Have to Claim Workers' Comp Benefits?

In the state of New York, any worker who is injured on the job or while performing a work-related task only has 30 days in which to provide his or her employer with a written or verbal notification of ...
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How Much Is My Construction Accident Case Worth?

There are numerous factors that must be taken into consideration when determining the value of a construction accident claim. The severity of your injuries, the cost of medical and other ...
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Who is Entitled to Workers' Compensation in New York?

Workers' compensation is a form of insurance coverage that employers are required to carry for the purpose of protecting their employees in the event of an unfortunate workplace accident. Other ...
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Attorney Ryan Obtains $6M Settlement for Injured Worker

The legal team at Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP is pleased to announce that Attorney William J. Ryan was recently successful in securing a $6 million settlement on behalf of his client, ...
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Filing a Civil Lawsuit after a New York Construction Accident

If you were recently injured in a New York construction accident, you may be wondering what steps you should take to secure compensation. While most manual laborers are entitled to workers' ...
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Slip & Falls Pose a More Serious Risk to Construction Workers

As you may know, slip and fall accidents pose a serious risk to the entire American population. Statistics show that nearly 17,000 people suffer fatal injuries in slip and fall accidents each year and ...
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Can I Seek Workers' Comp for a Psychological Injury?

Unfortunately, all employees in the state of New York are susceptible to the consequences of a work-related accident, but it could be argued that manual laborers are faced with an increased risk of ...
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Seeking Compensation for a Construction Accident

If you have been injured in a construction accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your pain. Being involved in an accident is stressful and can put you out of work for days and even ...
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