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March 2015 Archives

Spotlight on workers' health and safety at fast-food restaurants


Many Utica residents will recall the days when just about every teenager worked a fast-food job for a summer or two, or maybe picked up shifts throughout the school year as a way to save up some extra cash. Today, it's common for adults at just about any stage in life -- especially given the economy in recent years -- to work "flipping burgers" at a fast-food joint.

What happens when I file a workers' compensation claim? (Part 2)


We continue this week on our Syracuse workers' compensation law blog with our response to a frequently asked question. That is, what happens when an injured worker files a claim for benefits? Last week we walked our readers up through the point at which payments may begin. There are, however, some key dates and time frames to keep in mind even past that point.

What happens when I file a workers' compensation claim? (Part 1)


After last week's post on our Syracuse workers' compensation blog about the steps injured workers should take - which include seeking medical attention and notifying your employer of the accident - let's spend some time this week looking at what happens to your workers' compensation claim once you've filed it. There are key milestones that must be reached within certain time frames in the process. This information is general in nature only, not to be taken as specific legal advice.

The steps an injured worker in Syracuse should take right away


Before we conclude our short series of blog entries on health care workers, let's briefly discuss how a workers' compensation professional can help injured employees with the benefits to which they are entitled. After all, our Syracuse readers by now understand the risks to which these employees are exposed. What steps should they consider after an accident occurs?

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