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Robert Golan, PC Wins Two Important Workers Comp Cases

Robert Golan, PC of Golan & Masiakos, LLP has won two important cases for his clients recently. As one of the best lawyers for workers compensation cases in Nassau, NY, Robert Golan fights the insurance companies to get the medical treatment and compensation needed for his clients and gets results. The first case involved a woman who got injured volunteering for a religious institution. She assisted with religious observances by preparing and serving food, cleaning up afterwards, handing out programs and paperwork for congregants and more. She fractured her leg after a slip and fall, and the insurance company contested the case on the grounds that as a volunteer she was not entitled to workers compensation benefits.Mr. Golan argued that because the employer derived a benefit from her voluntary services that they otherwise would have had to pay someone to perform, she was entitled to benefits. The judge agreed and...
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Why Workplace Fatalities Increased in 2016

Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 5,190 people died due to workplace injuries or illnesses in 2016. The figure represents a 7-percent increase in workplace fatalities to the highest rate since 2008. 2016 also saw an increase in overall workplace injury rate from 3.4 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers to 3.6.

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Transportation Incidents

Transportation incidents top the list of workplace fatalities in 2016 with 2,083 workers killed, more than double the number of worker fatalities in any other category. In fact, transportation incidents accounted for two out of every five fatal injuries.

The increase in transportation incidents correlates with a 6 percent rise in deaths from motor vehicle crashes in 2016. Fortune Magazine cites low gas prices, increased mileage, and unsafe driving practices such as speeding and texting while driving as contributing...

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Safety Tips for Taxi, Uber, and Lyft Drivers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, taxi drivers have the fifth most fatal job in New York and are 20 times more likely to be murdered than other workers. Though these statistics focus on taxi drivers, the safety risks apply to drivers for popular ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft. New York drivers should take these precautions to stay safe on the road:

Know Danger Zones

Get to know the more dangerous locations and times in your city. If possible, avoid driving between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. to avoid robbery, mugging, and other violence. Learn about the most dangerous locations in your area such as streets, neighborhoods, or bars. Never pick up or drop off customers in dark alleys or any other area that makes you feel unsafe.

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