Fatal accidents at New York construction sites have increased two-fold and injuries have increased by 17 percent as the city experiences a building boom. According to New York City's Buildings Department, the first seven months of 2017 saw four people die in construction accidents, whereas the first seven months of 2018 have seen eight people die in construction accidents.
Carpal tunnel syndrome plagues numerous New York office workers who have spent years behind a computer screen typing at a keyboard. After years of repetitive motion, tendons and nerves can get inflamed causing the fingers to become tingly and numb, and also causing intense pain. In many cases, the carpal tunnel syndrome becomes so bad that an office worker can't even use his or her computer anymore.
Injured workers in New York typically benefit from unlimited medical benefits without any deductibles following a work-related injury. The insurer will pay for medical care triggered by the work-related injury until the injured employee is either healed or has received the maximum amount of relief possible.
Workers' compensation lawyers see clients who have been hurt in virtually every kind of construction accident imaginable. However, there are some categories of accidents that attorneys tend to see again and again. Over time, attorneys develop hard-won experience in these areas of workers' compensation law, and this experience helps them represent their clients more effectively.
Imagine you fell of a ladder and broke your leg while carrying out your job duties in New York City. The broken leg will heal, but in the meantime, you're being hit with huge medical bills and the costs of not earning an income. Fortunately, you can qualify for workers' compensation benefits to pay for your medical care and the majority of your lost wages. The question is: What does the IRS have to say about these payments?
A New York sanitation worker was lucky to survive a recent on-the-job accident. While working on the streets of New York, the man's arm became trapped in the street sweeper as he was cleaning up the Bronx neighborhood.
Nearly every New York employee has workers' compensation coverage as a standard part of his or her employee benefits. This means that if the worker gets hurt during the course and scope of his or her employment, the state's workers' compensation program will engage to pay for the costs associated with medical care and time spent not earning an income while recovering.
Wearable, internet-enabled technology is more common and familiar than many people may guess, and it is quickly expanding into new territory. Workers' compensation claims managers are wondering if it could be used to enhance rehabilitation and improve recovery outcomes. Is that something to be applauded, or should we be concerned?