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  Construction sites always pose a risk of injury to those working in them. When a scaffold structure is poorly designed, built, or maintained, tragedies can happen. Many times, scaffolding accidents result in severe injuries because of the heights involved. Worse, the surfaces below scaffolds are often hard, littered or both. Construction workers place themselves…

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machinery accident lawsuits and compensation

In an industrial or construction workplace, employees and employers share responsibility for their own safety and that of their fellow workers. However, machinery accidents still can and do occur. In many cases, machinery accidents can lead to severe injuries to workers, including internal injuries, TBIs or traumatic brain injuries, and more. Not all machinery accidents…

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construction injury spring valley new york

When construction accidents are caused by negligence, the resulting injuries and loss of income can be devastating for individuals and families. Spring Valley construction workers should know what legal routes are available for pursuing compensation after suffering an injury on the job.  Construction workers in Spring Valley can make up for medical bills, lost income,…

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bronx ny construction accident lawsuit

The Bronx is a bustling hub of commerce and construction in New York City. But it’s also the site of dozens of construction accidents every year, totaling millions of dollars in medical costs and untold suffering from workers who were injured while on the job. When construction accidents are caused by negligence—for example, when an…

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osha construction standards and workers compensation new york city

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for creating and enforcing safety standards across a broad variety of job fields in the US. This is especially important for jobs that can put employees in dangerous environments, such as construction and manufacturing. The law requires employers to provide employees with working conditions that are…

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workers compensation inwood manhattan new york

Getting injured on the job can result in serious consequences. Fortunately, New York State’s workers’ compensation system guarantees medical benefits for workplace injuries and illnesses. The system is designed to make it easier for workers to pay off medical expenses. However, the process of filing a claim can be complicated and frustrating. It’s possible to…

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construction accident in new york city

New York City is home to some of the world’s most iconic skylines, thanks to the amount of construction taking place each day—especially in the city’s current “building boom.” Unfortunately, the construction industry behind the boom has become New York’s most dangerous workforce. Construction accidents may seem commonplace, but recent studies show that New York…

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most common workplace injuries in new york

A worker is injured or becomes ill on the job every 7 seconds, according to the National Safety Council. Most work-related injuries put employees out of work, resulting in lost income, and heavy medical expenses. This article will share statistics that highlight the most common workplace injuries in New York, and the legal steps to…

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new york slip and fall verdict and settlement

If you slip and fall on a business’s premises, New York state may hold the property owner or business operator liable for your injury, and you may be eligible for compensation. If this applies to you or someone you know, the following is everything you need to know about the legal process regarding slip and…

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guide_to_workers_compensation_new_york

Worker’s compensation helps thousands of employees and employers in New York who are injured on the job each year. The state-issued weekly allowance is provided to make it easier to pay off medical care expenses needed by injured workers as a result of their injury. However, navigating the complexity of the worker’s comp process in…

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