Monthly Archives: June 2017

OSHA Reports 1 out of 5 Worker Fatalities are in the Construction Industry

Construction Worker who needs Queens workers compensationAccording to OSHA in 2015, 937 out of 4,379 worker fatalities in private industry construction. The majority of these deaths (62.4%) attributed to these 4 causes: falls (364 deaths), struck by object (90), electrocution (81) and caught-in/between–caused by workers caught and crushed by equipment or objects, or stuck in a collapsing structure or equipment (67).The tragedy of this is that most of these deaths could have been easily prevented from occurring. Out of the 10 most common OSHA violations, 7 of them can be directly attributed to these causes:• Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry • Electrical systems design, general requirements, general industry • Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry • Fall protection, construction • Ladders, construction • Machinery and Machine Guarding, general requirements • Scaffolding, general requirements, construction

The “Fatal Four” Results in Serious Injury for Survivors

For every injury...
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Should You Contact a Queens Workers Compensation Attorney?

Workers Compensation Attorney Long Island MeetingIf you’ve been injured at work, you have to decide whether to hire a workers’ compensation attorney or pursue your claim alone. If your case is fairly simple, you may not need to seek legal assistance from a workers’ compensation lawyer. For example, you may be able to pursue your own claim if the following apply to you:
  • Your injury is minor
  • Your employer admits that your injury is work-related
  • You missed little or no work due to the injury
  • You have no pre-existing conditions or disabilities
Workplace injury cases, however, can become much more complicated. In these cases, a workers’ compensation attorney can help you receive the benefits you are entitled to. According to the National Law Review, workers who file a workers' comp claim without legal assistance usually receive only one-quarter of...
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