Category Archives: Construction Accidents

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How a Long Island Workers Compensation Attorney Can Help You with Rehabilitation into Work

Obtaining a Long Island workers compensation attorney is necessary for individuals who have been injured as the result of a work-related accident. These attorneys are committed to working with the injured employee to receive the maximum compensation that would permit them a new life style with any disabilities from the accident.The most significant reason to obtain a workers compensation attorney is because they take the time to educate the victim and their employer in the Workman’s Compensation Act and in New York vocational rehabilitation. These two state agencies work together to provide the employee who was injured or disabled while working.Below are three features of the Workman’s Compensation Act that are essential to understand.1. They employer is required to pay all medical costs for the victim’s injuries. Medical rehabilitation is a complete service that allows the victim to reach the highest level of functioning and independence, and it has to...
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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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