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01.30.2019
Can I Receive Workers' Comp Benefits for Work-Related Stress in NY?

Work-related stress occurs when an employer’s demands and pressures do not match with an employee’s abilities and knowledge, challenging the employee’s ability to cope with and compromising their productivity and mental health. This ...

01.29.2019
Why You Should Avoid Going Back to Work Early after Injury

Injuries on the job can be serious enough to miss time from work to make a full recovery. Aside from the pain and limited mobility, taking time off initially seems nice, considering all the hard work you performed day in and day out at your ...

01.28.2019
Does Workers' Comp Cover Injuries During a Commute?

In general, injuries suffered by employees during work hours are covered by workers’ compensation. But what happens when an injury occurs while commuting to work? Are these situations covered as well? According to a provision known as the ...

01.25.2019
Road Rage Accidents in New York City

According to December 2018 report by the New York City Police Department, there were 19,326 car accidents. While most collisions resulting in injury or death involved either distraction or driver inattention and traffic violations, a significant ...

12.31.2018
How Owing Child Support Affects Your Workers' Comp Benefits

Noncustodial parents in New York are required to pay child support until their children turn 21 years of age. But what happens when a noncustodial parent suffers an injury on the job and receives workers’ compensation benefits to pay for ...

12.24.2018
Can I Go on Vacation While Receiving Workers' Comp Benefits?

Every employee throughout the United States deserves to go on vacation to spend time with their loved ones and take a break from performing work duties. This also applies to those who have suffered injuries on the job and do their best to make the ...

12.17.2018
OSHA's 10 Most-Cited Safety Violations in 2018

Each year since 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports the most common violations committed by workers, contractors, site workers, and many other involved in the construction industry. The most recent list covers data ...

12.10.2018
Construction Accidents & Fatalities in NYC on the Rise

According to the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB), construction accidents, injuries, and deaths in the city have increased in the first seven months of 2018 in comparison to last year’s numbers during the same period. There is an ...

11.27.2018
5 Common Causes of Winter Car Accidents

The holidays are a time to celebrate with family and friends by eating delicious meals, giving and receiving gifts, as well as going on long trips. Unfortunately, the winter season is also filled with car accidents. According to the National Center ...

11.20.2018
Should I Still See My Doctor After a Minor Car Accident?

If you have been involved in a minor car accident and didn’t suffer any serious injuries, it is imperative to still see a doctor afterward. However, most people don’t think it is such a big deal and are reluctant to seek medical ...

11.13.2018
4 Types of Injuries Not Covered By Workers' Compensation

If you are injured during work hours, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits to pay for your medical bills and compensate you for missing time from work recovering from the injury. Even if you caused the workplace accident, you ...

11.06.2018
The 4 Dangers of Driving in the Dark

Now that the fall season has arrived, many people will find themselves spending more time driving after sundown. However, night driving presents various hazards that result in car accidents, injuries, and even fatalities. According to the National ...

10.30.2018
How to Take Photos After a Car Accident

A car accident can be a frightening, confusing, and stressful situation, especially if you suffered an injury. Although the aftermath of the crash scene can be chaotic and overwhelming, it is important to remain calm and focused on taking the right ...

10.23.2018
Why Was My Workers' Compensation Claim Denied?

New York’s workers’ compensation system allows employees who suffer injuries in a workplace accident to obtain benefits to pay for medical expenses and lost wages so they can recover. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for employers and ...

10.16.2018
Are Personal Injury Awards Divided in a New York Divorce?

People can suffer an immense amount of emotional pain during a divorce; however, suffering an injury caused by a negligent party can result in physical pain. When one spouse recovers financial compensation from a personal injury lawsuit while still ...

10.09.2018
6 Mistakes People Commonly Make After a Car Crash

While car accidents happen every single day, many people are never prepared once they experience on for themselves. They commit mistakes that significantly harm their efforts toward recovering a maximum settlement for their injuries and property ...

09.29.2018
What Is a Catastrophic Injury and What Does it Mean for a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

One thing that should be made clear: an injury is always catastrophic to the people it affects. Accidents can seriously disrupt a person’s life and put a strain on their finances, not to mention the physical and mental trauma it can cause. ...

09.20.2018
Fatal Construction Accidents & Support for Surviving Family Members

Accidents are an unfortunate possibility every family must plan for when a loved one works in construction. These accidents often result in catastrophic injuries and, in the worst case scenario, death. Not only is this one of the most emotionally ...

09.14.2018
What to Do if You Were Injured at a New York Fall Festival

New York’s fall festivals are some of the biggest and best in the country. Given the numerous different festivals that occur throughout the season, you’ll find live music, food, and events that can appeal to people of virtually all walks ...

09.05.2018
Halloween Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters & Other Pedestrians

The Halloween season is upon us, a time when kids and adults alike can dress up and party the night away. As fun as this holiday can be, it also has a potential for injury. A city full of people dressed in disguises at night can lead to some ...

08.30.2018
Spinal Stenosis Personal Injury Settlements

Car accidents involve immense force—even when driving at low speeds. The forceful impact from a car collision can easily cause severe damage to structures in the lower back. Spinal stenosis is one of the most common lower back injuries that ...

08.29.2018
Suing the City of New York for Injuries

If you suffered an injury caused by the negligence of another party, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the liable individual or entity. But what if the injury was caused by the government’s negligence? Is it possible to sue the ...

08.28.2018
How to Sue an Airline for Injuries

While air travel relatively safe, injuries of all sorts can occasionally happen. In most cases, passengers might suffer harm in-flight because of turbulence, by falling luggage in the overhead bin, or by falling or tripping moving about the cabin. ...

08.27.2018
Back-to-School Safety Tips

It’s that time of year again! Now that summer vacation is over, parents and children throughout the country are preparing for the upcoming school year. It is important to understand—and share with your kids—some key tips that will ...

07.30.2018
How to Win a Slip & Fall Case

Slip and fall accidents are the number one cause of accident injuries at businesses and other public spaces. However, those who pursue a slip and fall accident claim often have difficulty with their cases. This is because a slip and fall claim is ...

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