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Can Uber Drivers Get Workers' Comp Benefits After an Injury?

Uber and other rideshare companies have become a popular mode of transportation in recent years. Drivers who apply and meet the requirements—including passing an inspection—can provide ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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Common Workplace Accidents & Injuries

Serious workplace injuries occur more frequently than you might be aware of. In fact, 3.3 million people suffer workplace injuries that they never fully recover from. Although an accident can happen ...
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I Was Assaulted at Work, Can I Get Workers' Compensation?

The majority of workplace injuries are caused by accidents. From injuring your hand while working with heavy machinery, to slipping on water spilled in your work station, workplace injuries occur all ...
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What You Need to Know About Workers' Comp For Teenagers

Just like adult workers, teenage workers face numerous safety hazards that can cause them injury each time they go to work. But what happens if a teenager is injured and unable to return to work, are ...
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Representation for Undocumented Workers on the Job

With a few exceptions, undocumented workers enjoy all of the legal rights and remedies offered to workers by both federal and New York law. If you know your rights under the New York State Labor Law, ...
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Work Injuries: Should I File a Personal injury or a Workers' Compensation Claim?

When a worker suffers an injury on the job, they can either file a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit. However, many people do not understand the difference between the two ...
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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?

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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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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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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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

As personal injury attorneys in New York City, our firm has helped many clients who suffer from chronic back or spinal pain as a result of an accident. For many of our clients, even the simplest ...
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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 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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