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Occupational Illnesses Could Qualify for Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation claims are often associated with accidents like falls, equipment malfunctions, motor vehicle accidents and anything else that leads to physical injury. However, certain workplace-related conditions may lead to occupational illnesses, which could also quality you for these benefits. The following are some of the most common occupational illnesses in the United States: Lung… Read More »

Tips for a Successful Workers’ Compensation Claim

If you have been injured at work, you likely have the right to receive workers’ compensation benefits for as long as you are unable to perform your job duties. To make sure your claim is accepted the first time around, there are a few general rules of thumb to follow: Report your injury as soon… Read More »

The Most Common Workplace Hazards in the United States

Each year, a significant number of injuries occur in the workplace across a wide variety of industries. Most of these injuries are the result of one of the following common hazards: Fire. Regardless of what type of industry in which you work, fire is always a risk. According to the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Prevention… Read More »

Statistics Reveal Dangers Associated with the Construction Industry

It is well known that the construction industry is one of the most dangerous fields in which to work in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 215 construction laborers were killed in workplace accidents in 2013. If you add in electrical engineers, power line installers and roofers, that number jumps to… Read More »

One Person Killed in New York City Crane Accident

An April 24 crane accident at a New York City construction site led to the death of one person, according to reports from the New York Fire Department. The construction site was on East 44th Street in Manhattan between Second and Third avenues. A representative from the fire department told the media that the accident… Read More »

Brooklyn Hospital Fined for Failure to Create Safe Work Environment

Brookdale University Hospital in Brooklyn has been fined $78,000 after a federal investigation uncovered that the facility was failing to provide sufficient protection to its employees from falling equipment and patients exhibiting violent tendencies. An investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found that from just February to May of 2014, more than… Read More »

When to File an Injury Lawsuit Rather Than a Workers’ Compensation Claim

A common question among people who suffer an injury at work is whether they should choose to file a workers’ compensation claim or to file a lawsuit against the company. The answer is that it depends on the type of accident that occurred and the causes of that accident. Some injuries and illnesses are specifically… Read More »