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Sanitation Is The Fourth Most Dangerous Job

When people think of dangerous jobs, they think of firefighters, construction crews working on high rises and other occupations that are associated with a physically intimidating setting. Few think of sanitation, but it’s the fourth most deadly occupation in the country, after fishing, logging, and aircraft. Some of the leading causes of workplace fatalities in…

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Does returning to work impact Workers’ Compensation benefits?

Suffering an injury in a workplace accident is usually an unexpected incident. While most employees are aware of the potential dangers in the work environment, not all risks are obvious and apparent. Thus, employers are often expected to provide safety equipment and training to help prevent potential accidents in the workplace. Nonetheless, these incidents still…

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Who is an employee for Workers’ Compensation purposes?

Being injured on the job can take its toll, physically, mentally and financially. For these reasons, those who are considered to be employees in New York may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, if they suffer an injury at work. Per New York’s workers’ compensation law, several factors determine whether a person is considered an…

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The ins and outs of Workers’ Compensation

If you’ve been injured in the workplace, you may be entitled to benefits for your injuries. In addition to state laws, there are also federal laws, protections, and insurance to assure an injured worker is properly compensated for any work-related accident. In most cases, an injured worker will seek benefits through workers’ compensation. Typically, any…

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How can a brain injury affect a victim?

As we turn to fall and the National Football League begins its season, it is inevitable at one point discussions will turn towards the impact of brain injuries, often following a play that involved a hard head-to-head tackle or hit. Traumatic brain injuries, commonly known as TBIs, are not exclusive to football or sports; in…

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Understanding the basics of Workers’ Compensation

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for workers to get injured in the workplace. Whether it is due to dangerous working conditions, faulty equipment, worker neglect or simply just an accident, it is important for workers to know and understand workers’ compensation laws are in place to help in the event of a workplace injury. Workers’…

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