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New York experiencing an epidemic in construction worker injuries

Construction workers provide an important service. They dig the tunnels, they pave the roads, they build the buildings. Without construction workers, New York would not be the great city that it is. But while construction workers provide a critical service to the city, they do not have the safest job. Far from it. Accidents at …

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New Yorkers

New Yorkers have likely heard about many situations where a person goes to a store and then slips and falls on a puddle. Others may have heard about a person who walks up a flight of stairs and leans on the railing which then gives way, sending the person tumbling. These situations raise premises liability …

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Workers’ compensation — who is an employee?

The workers’ compensation law can be a boon for New York workers with an on-the-job injury. But only for those who are employees. Who qualifies? Generally, workers’ compensation insurance views the following as employees — unpaid volunteers, part-time employees, borrowed employees, leased employees, day laborers and even most subcontractors — though some exceptions apply. In …

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