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May 2014 Archives

Falling concrete leads to fatal construction accident

New York construction workers put themselves in danger almost every day. Construction sites are full of hazards - such as machinery, power tools, heavy materials and heights - all of which can cause serious injuries or even death. As an unfortunate example, a construction worker recently died after he was struck by falling concrete.

AT&T workers disciplined for filing work-related accident claims

When a New York employee suffers a workplace injury, he or she has the right to file a claim for workers' compensation benefits. When doing so, the employer cannot legally retaliate against the employee. The employee cannot be harassed, disciplined or fired for their involvement in a workplace accident, regardless of who is at fault. However, AT&T is currently under fire for allegedly disciplining four employees who were injured on the job and subsequently filed work-related accident claims.

Many become addicted to opioids after work-related accident

After a workplace injury, New Yorkers may seek out treatment, such as medications, to help control the pain caused by the injury. While painkillers can minimize pain and allow people to perform everyday activities with ease, they can sometimes cause more harm than good.

New York teen loses arm in work-related accident

Many workplace injuries are minor, causing bruises and lacerations. Unfortunately, though, some accidents can cause more serious injuries such as severed limbs. A New York teen recently lost his arm while working at a restaurant.