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How are Workers’ Comp Attorneys Compensated?

When deciding how to pursue your workers’ compensation case, you are likely concerned about the cost of hiring an attorney. Will you have to pay upfront? How much will you have to pay? What happens if you lose your case? This post aims to answer these questions.Workers’ Compensation Long IslandMost workers’ comp attorneys are paid through a contingency fee. Rather than paying upfront for their services, you will pay them a percentage of the benefits or settlement you receive. Under this system, you will only pay the attorney’s fee if you win your case. Contingency fees allow anyone, even those strapped for cash, to seek legal assistance. They also give attorneys strong incentive to fight for the most possible benefits for their clients.Contingency fees are regulated differently depending on your state. In New York, the judge in your case may determine your lawyer’s...
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Am I Eligible for Workers’ Comp Benefits?

If you’ve suffered a work-related injury or illness, you may be wondering whether you’re eligible for workers' compensation benefits and what kinds of benefits are available.Work Injury Lawyer Long Island

Requirements for Workers’ Compensation Benefits

1. You work for a person or company who carries workers' comp insurance or is legally required to.The vast majority of employers must provide workers’ compensation benefits. In some states, however, certain businesses are exempt from providing coverage. The state of New York requires that all for-profit and nonprofit businesses with one or more employees must provide workers' compensation.2. You are an employee of that person or company.Businesses must provide all employees with workers' comp benefits. However, independent contractors, freelancers, and consultants are not eligible for workers’ comp. Employers sometimes misclassify employees as independent contractors to avoid paying benefits. If you have been denied benefits because your employer claims that...
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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

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