Archive for Workers’ Compensation

Construction Worker Killed After Falling From Midtown Building

A construction worker was killed after he feel while working on a Midtown Manhattan building, according to reports. The incident happened at 135 West 52nd Street.   The victim, only identified as a 52-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. He fell from the 45th story of…

What types of injuries could government workers face?

This blog focuses primarily on New Yorkers wearing hard hats at work. But, while they are an essential part of the city’s fabric, they are not the only workers who get injured on the job. And these other workers, just like construction workers, are often eligible for workers’…

Employers’ responsibilities for workers’ compensation

Many New Yorkers can go their entire career without suffering a serious on-the-job injury. But a number will. For these individuals, the experience can be scary. Not only have they suffered an on-the-job injury that will prevent them from working for a time — which is scary enough…

What are cash benefits when receiving workers’ compensation?

For some New York workers who suffer work-related injuries, there is the opportunity to receive cash benefits through workers’ compensation. It depends on the circumstances and the extent of the injuries. It is important for the worker making the workers’ compensation claim to understand the rules for being…

The workers’ compensation hearing process

When New Yorkers get hurt on the job, many can seek workers’ compensation to address the financial consequences of the harm. But receiving that compensation is not as easy as snapping one’s fingers and having the money magically transferred to their bank account; it takes the successful navigation…

Workers’ compensation benefits falling

Workers who suffer work-related injuries face a double whammy: not only do they have medical bills to pay, but they are hurt and cannot work. To solve this problem, New York offers workers’ compensation, a system by which workers receive money to help them recover from on-the-job injuries….

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…

Which jobs fall within workers’ compensation laws?

Many New Yorkers work. But not every New Yorker fits within the workers’ compensation laws. And many of those workers do not know whether those laws cover them. That disconnect can add an extra layer of effort precisely at a point when most workers do not have the…

How to file a workers’ compensation claim

Many New Yorkers make it their entire career without suffering a serious on-the-job injury. For everyone else, it is essential to know how to file a workers’ compensation claim. To file a claim, injured workers need to fill out and submit the proper paperwork. The correct form —…

What do I do if I suffer on-the-job injuries in New York?

There are certain jobs in New York that lend themselves to risk and the possibility of work-related injuries. Even jobs that are not considered physically and mentally stressful and dangerous can cause on-the-job injuries. Because of that, it’s important to know what to do when injured at work…

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