New York employees may have questions about what type of injury accidents qualify for workers' compensation, since not all events are covered. Whether or not you will receive benefits will depend on the circumstances of the case. For example, if you suffer a fall at home and break your arm while off the clock, then you would not qualify. The accident must occur under the scope of your employment. But what does this mean exactly, and what if you are injured while performing work duties, but not at your place of employment?
Workplace safety is vital, especially when jobs that could be considered risky are underway in Syracuse. This is especially true when the job involves construction. Construction workers rely on their employers to ensure that the site is up to code and free of unnecessary dangers. Many work-related accident claims are a product of there being violations that the employer didn't take care to prevent. If a worker is injured or killed as a result of a work accident, the worker and his or her family have a right to seek compensation.
Workers at Syracuse-area dairy farms may see a change in routine this coming summer. Recently, an advocacy group for farm workers' rights has been calling for random inspections of dairy farms in New York. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration plans to begin performing the surprise inspections starting in July, but the advocacy group is concerned about possible delays.
Workers in the United States face many risks. Workplace accidents can happen in every industry but some workers are more likely to be killed on-the-job than other workers. We all know that blue-collar, hard labor jobs tend to see more accidents and injuries, but what occupations have been deemed the most dangerous in the country?