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Workers Exposed to Harmful Silica in Fracking and Hydraulic Fracturing Industry

Workers Exposed to Harmful Silica in Fracking and Hydraulic Fracturing IndustryThe National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) has found that airborne silica can cause serious medical issues to unprotected workers in the fracking industry. OSHA and the US government are warning hydraulic fracturing workers that the lungs can inhale the crystalline silica, causing silicosis, according to a recent article by Risk and Insurance.Silicosis is linked to lung cancer, tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and kidney and autoimmune disease. With the recent plans to allow drilling along the New York and Pennsylvania border, according to a recent article on The Wall Street Journal website,exposure to workers in New York is likely. If you believe that the company you work for hasn't provided the necessary equipment to protect workers from exposure to harmful substances, you may contact our Long Island workers compensation lawyer to discuss your case....
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New York Workers Compensation Rates Decrease

Governor Cuomo announced that New York workers compensation rates are decreasing for the first time since 2008, according to an article on the NY Daily News website. According to Cuomo, the 1.2% decrease for the upcoming year will aid businesses in creating jobs and help to get the state's economy back on track.In the same article, the President of the New York State AFL-CIO, Mario Cilento said, "the reform led to the indexation of the benefit at two-thirds of the state's average weekly wage so that never again would injured workers suffer an erosion of their benefits through inflation." If you have a Long Island, Queens, Nassau County, or Suffolk County NY workers compensation case, call "The Fiercest" lawyer to discuss your case and represent you....
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