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The Most Common Work-Related Injuries and What You Can Do

The Most Common Work-Related Injuries and What You Can Do Anyone can suffer an accident or injury at work, but according to the National Safety Council (NSC), the three most common work-related injuries are: Overexertion and bodily reaction – These are excessive physical and non-impact injuries from physically demanding and repetitive work activities. Slips, trips, and falls – These workplace injuries involve falling through or from a structure, tripping, slipping, and injuries related to catching or bracing for impact. Contact...

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Can I Sue For A Work-Related Injury?

You can sue for a work-related injury under certain conditions. Typically, employers in New York have immunity from personal injury lawsuits, but there are exceptions. There may be other liable parties (other than your employer) who do not have this immunity. When you may be able to sue for a work-related injury Most employers in New York State must provide workers’ compensation for their employees. In exchange for this insurance, employers enjoy a certain level of protection from being sued....

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Labor Law 241

Construction accidents can have devastating consequences for a worker’s life. These accidents can cause broken bones, spinal cord damage, brain trauma, paralysis, and even amputations. If you were injured on the job in New York City, you should contact our Queens and Bronx construction accident lawyers, who can determine your options under the New York Labor Law. One of its most important provisions is Labor Law Section 241(6). At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we have brought many claims under this law. We...

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Labor Law 240

Construction accidents often lead to severe injuries or even death in some tragic cases. If you have been injured at a job site in New York City, it is important to promptly consult a knowledgeable Queens or Bronx construction accident attorney. At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we have the knowledge and experience to carefully look into the circumstances of your accident and help you get the compensation that you are entitled to receive under the applicable laws. For example, New York Labor...

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Common Accident Report Forms for Workplace Injuries

One of your first actions after any type of workplace injury is to seek medical care. Your next step is to notify your supervisor, union representative, or another authorized individual about your injury, accident, or illness. You will complete one or more common accident report forms for workplace injuries. These work accident report forms are part of your obligation for reporting the injury and for helping you get benefits for which you may be eligible. Resources for Common Workplace Accident...

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Update: Elevator that killed Manhattan grocery store worker was illegally installed

MANHATTAN, NY, NY – Authorities have determined that the freight elevator that caused the death of a supermarket employee in Hell’s Kitchen earlier this month had been installed illegally, PIX 11 reports. This story is an update to our recent blog post. The fatal accident occurred on December 15. A 39-year-old employee of the Food Emporium on West 43rd Street was injured when a small freight elevator she was loading began rising while she was still inside it. She suffered...

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Employee killed in Manhattan grocery store elevator accident

NEW YORK, NY – A grocery store worker was killed in an elevator accident in Hell’s Kitchen Tuesday evening. The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. at the Food Emporium on West 43rd Street, as the 39-year-old woman was loading a small freight elevator at the cellar level of the building, according to WABC. An investigation by the Department of Buildings believes that the elevator began moving upwards while the woman was still inside, causing a fatal head injury. She has...

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Common Accident Report Forms for Workplace Injuries

One of your first actions after any type of workplace injury is to seek medical care. Your next step is to notify your supervisor, union representative, or another authorized individual about your injury, accident, or illness. You will complete one or more common accident report forms for workplace injuries. These work accident report forms are part of your obligation for reporting the injury and for helping you get benefits for which you may be eligible. Resources for Common Workplace Accident...

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Workplace accident kills former firefighter in Berne

BERNE, NY – A man was killed last Wednesday when he became trapped under a dump truck at the Town of Berne Solid Waste Transfer Station. ABC 10 reports that the man has been identified as Peter Becker, a former Berne Fire District Chief. Police officers and emergency responders arrived at the scene at about 8:45 a.m. on October 21. They freed Becker from beneath the vehicle, pronounced him dead at the scene, and transported his body to Ellis Hospital...

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10 Tips to Prevent Accidents at Work

One severe workplace accident can cause catastrophic injuries, or even death. Along with the anxiety and fear that a workplace accident brings, it can also cause: Substantial Medical Bills The Loss Of Productivity Of Affected Workers Workers’ Compensation Paperwork Possible Occupational Safety And Health Administration (OSHA) Inspections Lowered Morale The following are some ways to prevent an accident from occurring in the workplace and ensure that employees stay safe and protected. 1. Safety First Safety should always be your company’s...

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