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.
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.
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.
This blog recently discussed the importance of workers' compensation benefits for injured workers and their families. Workers compensation claims can be especially complicated, while at the same time workers' compensation benefits can be extremely important for the daily needs of workers injured on the job and for their families. When a claim has been denied, the process can only grow more complex.
It is important for workers and their families to be familiar with their rights and how to enforce those rights following a workplace accident. A worker was recently killed in a construction accident in New York in what was described as a preventable accident. The 59-year old construction worker fell 18 feet from an I-beam close to the second floor of the building as he was helping remove a steel deck from a slab. The worker died at the hospital as a result of the construction site accident. A representative for the city Buildings Commissioner said the man should have had tie offs with the personal protection equipment that he was wearing at the time of the accident.
Working at high heights is a dangerous endeavor. Thankfully, there are a number of safety devices that are designed to help reduce the risk of serious injury or death if an accident were to occur in these environments.
Whether you work in an office job or a hazardous industry, such as construction, there is always a possibility that you could be injured at work. While no one wants to get hurt, you have every right to seek workers' compensation benefits if an accident does occur.