Category Archives: Work Accident Injuries

Find out what work accident injuries could take place in the work place on Long Island and how to receive compensation.

Injured Workers Suffer these Most Common Injuries in the Construction Industry

Any worker who is injured on the job may, in most cases, be eligible or protected by Workers’ Compensation law. Once workers begin any job, they should read about whether the state law is in effect or not prior to signing up as an employee, especially if the position is a high-risk job.The main purpose of Workers’ Compensation is providing an employee who has been injured on the job medical care, as well as lost wages, and even job related disability for ongoing illness.Workers’ Compensation happens mostly in the construction industry due to the high risk of injuries.Some of the more common injury types include:
  • Falling off a ladder
  • Falling from a high-work area
  • Back, knee, joint injuries from lifting heavy objects
From the employer perspective, accidents can be a good or not-so-good conundrum. Even though the employing company has to pay the Workers’ Compensation insurance company premiums, at best, it's...
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4 Guidelines to Follow After a Work Injury

If you have been injured on the job, you should know your rights and what you are entitled to, and you should especially know how to obtain compensation for your medial bills and lost wages. Benefits for injuries are not automatically given. You have to apply for them to receive this compensation.Should You Trust Your Employer to Pay Compensation?Never assume that your employer will do the right thing by you. Always back-up all your paperwork, and keep a record of everything that happened to you. To get the paperwork to back up your claim, you need medical treatment from a licensed doctor or medical facility.Get Seen by a DoctorBe sure to get treatment right away. No matter how small the incident seems, it could get worse over time. If you were severely injured, ask for forms from your employer to take along to the hospital. They are used to authorize...
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Time Limits to Occupational Disease Workers’ Compensation Benefit Claims

When a worker gets injured or gets a disease from their work activities, they are quite often denied the benefits they deserve because a specific action cannot be pinpointed for the issue. This is not a necessary aspect to garner Workers' Compensation benefits. Here’s why.

The Problem with Occupational Injuries and Workers' Compensation

There is a clause that specifies occupational injury or disease. These conditions cannot be exacted to a specific event or time, but rather happen over a longitudinal period of time. Examples include those who work in the coal industry, construction and even those in less active positions in assembly and clerical work.Each and every one of these situations may be compensated under New York laws. Seeking the aid of our Long Island Workers' Compensation Law Firm can help in determining the merits of a claim.

Time Limits for Filing an Occupational Disease Case for Benefits

Occupational diseases are those that...
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