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May 2017 Archives

What are the most common workplace accidents and injuries?

This blog recently discussed the importance of workers' compensation benefits for workers who have been injured in the workplace. During 2015 through 2016, a total of 144 workers lost their lives in workplace accidents. In addition, 621,000 workers sustained non-fatal injuries in workplace accidents during that same period of time. To help keep themselves safe in the workplace, workers may wonder what are the most common types of workplace injuries, fatalities and workplace injury accidents.

Workers' compensation can be critical for injured workers

Workers' compensation benefits can be critical for many injured workers and their families. Because of this, it is important for workers who have been harmed on the job to be familiar with what workers' compensation benefits are available, how they may be eligible to receive benefits and how to claim benefits.

Knowing how to approach an appeal for disability benefits

Social Security disability benefits can be of vital importance to many disabled individuals and their families. It can be challenging wading through the application process and paperwork only to be denied benefits. It is important to keep in mind that understanding how to apply, what to include and being familiar with the Social Security disability (SSD) appeals process can be extremely useful for disabled individuals and their families.

What happens if my workers' compensation claim is denied?

In New York, many workers in a variety of industries file workers' compensation claims, only to encounter a rejection. With so much depending on these benefits, it is important to know what to do next.

What are my rights on a construction site?

Construction site injuries can have a crippling effect on the physical health and livelihoods of victims. Victims can be left facing debilitating injuries and an inability to earn a living to support themselves and their families following a construction accident. Because of the physical, financial and emotional harms associated with a construction site accident, it is important for victims and their families to understand the resources and remedies available to them.