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Work-related accident rate high at New York hospital

Although many accidents in the workplace are caused by slips, trips, falls and strains, an increasing number of injuries are caused by violence. Most of these - 75 out of 114 incidents since 2012 - took place in healthcare settings, particularly hospitals. The situation has gotten so out of control that New York hospital Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center was recently fined $78,000 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after patients and visitors assaulted dozens of employees.

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.

Man suffers injuries in work-related accident

Factories and warehouses contain a host of potential hazards, as many New York workers can attest. Industrial accidents can be caused by machinery and unsafe work practices. One man suffered workplace injuries after a metal coil weighing a half-ton fell on him.

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