On June 10, 2014, a forklift accident in the Midwood section of Brooklyn killed a 22-year-old worker, Gustavo Tapia. CBS New York reports that the victim was attempting to push the forklift, which another employee was operating, up a ramp when it rolled back and pinned him to a wall. The investigation is ongoing, but the incident is a stark
Jacob Oresky, Esq. was contacted by the family of an Ecuadorian construction worker who was killed in a construction accident. The construction worker was not provided with proper safety equipment to perform demolition of a building and was killed when he fell off the side of the building. The construction worker came to New York to support his
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A construction site is an inherently dangerous environment. The risk of injury from a variety of sources is great, including injuries caused by electrocutions and explosions. A general contractor or subcontractor may fail to properly locate live electrical lines or gas lines before excavating. Live electrical lines or gas lines may be damaged
A worker must be an employee to be covered under workers compensation law. Many employers are trying to avoid paying workers compensation insurance, and other costs, by misclassifying employees as independent contractors. Many factors are used to decide whether an individual is an employee under the Workers' Compensation Law. If the worker hired
Workers' compensation benefits cover workers injured on the job every day. But these benefits don't cover all the damages caused by an accident. In cases where a third party, one who is not the worker's employer, was negligent and caused the injury, the worker may be able to pursue a cause of action against that party, in addition to filing a
Slips, trips and falls (STFs) are the most common cause of workplace injury, accounting for nearly forty percent of all reported major injuries, according to an article in Occupational Health & Safety magazine's website. The National Safety Council estimates more than $70 billion is spent annually for worker's compensation and medical costs
If you have been injured on the job, you have rights under New York law for compensation and to have your medical bills paid. Here are some suggestions to protect your rights if you are injured on the job. 1) Report the injury to your employer. You will have forms to fill out that will ask about the details of your injury and the circumstances of
If you are under the age of 21 and have been hurt on the job, what are your rights? Can you refuse to work in conditions that you believe are unsafe? Do you have a right to file a claim for workers' compensation? Can you report your employer to the state or federal worker protection agencies? Studies show that many teenagers are injured in the