Monthly Archives: January 2014

A Long Island Workers Compensation Attorney Answers the Question: What Is Going On With New York’s Outdated Workers’ Comp System

The Workers’ Compensation system, inherited by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, is over a century old. The New York system does not compare well with Workers’ Compensation systems in other states. Independent research and studies, carried out by the Worker’s Compensation Research Institute, makes it clear that the New York system is extremely dysfunctional. This is due to a variety of factors, but special interest lobbying and a failure to address current worker needs and interests were the two main culprits behind the system’s decline.

Tackling the Outdated New York Workers’ Compensation System – What’s Wrong With It?

The general consensus is that the New York system produces poor quality medical outcomes, and injured workers have to wait too long before receiving compensation. Slow compensation can easily lead to devastating consequences for injured workers and their families. Prompt attention and compensation for work-sustained injuries is beneficial to employers as well as the injured...
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Queens Work Accident Compensation Lawyer Answers The Question: What Are The Most Common Injury Types In The Workplace (And How To Prevent Them)?

According to Queens work accident compensation lawyer, Robert Golan, PC, it is possible for an accident to occur at any time and at any place. Most accidents and injuries at the workplace are preventable when employees are taught how they are caused, as well as means to avoid accidents and protect themselves. While no employee would like to become injured while working, there are four prime injuries that could become a reality.

Injuries to the Back at the Workplace

This is the leading cause of workplace injuries due to lifting more than one can carry. Twisting, overextending, improperly lifting, straining, and bending also cause it. In order to prevent this from occurring, proper lifting techniques can be employed offering long-term protection. For example, bending at the knees and never at the waste is the first rule of thumb. Other aid is for more than worker to lift heavy items.

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