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Most Dangerous Jobs in the U.S. According to OSHA

Posted in Workplace Accidents on January 2, 2024

Occupational hazards are an unfortunate reality for many professions. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an agency regulating workplace safety. According to OSHA, some jobs are more dangerous than others. The below occupations are particularly dangerous and have a high rate of workplace injuries. Logging Workers Among the most perilous professions, logging topped… read more

What To Do If You Were Hurt On the Job in NYC

Posted in Workplace Accidents on December 1, 2022

If you were injured on the job in New York City, you may be wondering what to do next. After all, you have medical bills to pay and may be out of work for an extended period of time. The good news is that you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. What is Workers’… read more

Can You Sue Your Employer For Negligence as an Injured Worker in NYC?

Posted in Workplace Accidents on October 5, 2022

Being injured at work can result in substantial time away from the job. Medical bills and lost wages can total thousands of dollars. Furthermore, an injured worker could sustain an impairment that results in a permanent disability. Most New York City employers have workers’ compensation insurance to cover work-related injuries. Injured employees file workers’ comp… read more

7 of the Most Common Work-Related Injuries in NYC

Posted in Workplace Accidents on September 15, 2022

New York City is a constant hive of activity. It may or may not be surprising to learn that the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 129,000 nonfatal workplace injuries in the private sector throughout the entire state in 2020. This number means that New York overall had only 2.2 nonfatal workplace injuries for every 100… read more

How Can Construction Workers Avoid OSHA’s Fatal Four: Struck-By Hazards?

Posted in Workplace Accidents on July 26, 2022

Construction workers account for about 20% of workplace fatalities each year. Struck-by accidents are one of the “fatal four” hazards faced by construction workers. The “fatal four” hazards for the construction industry are falls, caught-in-or-between hazards, struck-by hazards, and electrocution. What Is Meant by “Struck-by Hazards?” A struck-by accident occurs when a worker comes into… read more

Working Safely in Extreme Weather in NYC

Posted in Workplace Accidents on April 12, 2022

New York City can experience extreme weather conditions: freezing temperatures and heavy snow in the winter; heat and humidity in the summer. New York can even get tropical storms and hurricanes in the fall. Through all of these weather extremes, New Yorkers still go to work. And while you cannot prevent every workplace accident, thinking… read more

What’s the Difference Between Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury?

Posted in Workplace Accidents on February 22, 2022

If you were injured at work, you might be wondering what options are available to cover medical bills and lost wages. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may be entitled to file a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit.  The basis for workers’ compensation and personal injury cases overlaps in many… read more

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