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November 2015 Archives

OSHA addresses fall injuries on construction sites


400 construction workers injured in New York: this is the estimated total for 2015, nearly double what it was the previous year. While construction sites present a number of risks to workers, the main cause of death in the industry is falls from roofs, scaffolds, ladders or other elevations. Nationwide, falls on construction sites killed nearly 300 construction workers in 2013.

Construction accidents in New York on the rise


New York residents are familiar with grim stories from the old days of construction. More than two dozen workers perished during the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge; 60 died while working on the original World Trade Center. Regulations have been implemented since then in an effort to protect construction workers, but data suggests the problem continues in New York State.

Social Security Disability: another important consideration


We've spent the past few weeks here on our blog talking about an option available to support disabled workers with a lump sum payment: the Schedule Loss of Use award. However, there's another option outside of the workers' compensation system entirely that can also provide assistance in these situations.

Benefit calculations for disabling workplace injuries


Before moving on from our discussion of compensation for disabling workplace injuries, let's take a look at how much workers can potentially expect to receive in the form of a cash Schedule Loss of Use award. The information is general in nature only, and not intended as specific legal advice.

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