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Benefits may be available after knee and leg injuries

Many people in the New York area rely on their legs and knees in order to make a living. Construction workers, those who work in industry and others who have to do lifting need their knees and legs to stay healthy.For that matter, even those with jobs that require a lot of moving around, like work in the medical profession, law enforcement or even education, have to rely on their legs and knees.Lots of professions can gradually wear down a New York worker's knees. Injuries due to job-related wear and tear, strains, and other painful medical issues can develop over time when a worker is expected to use their legs a lot. This is true even when a worker exercises reasonable care, takes care of herself and follows workplace rules.In [...]

Benefits may be available after knee and leg injuries2019-08-23T00:00:00+00:00

Can you claim work-related stress on a workers’ comp claim?

From having to work extra hours, managing your workload around those meetings nobody wants to attend or an argument with a coworker, everyone deals with some amount of stress at their job. It's normal. That's why it's so hard to get a workers' compensation claim approved when citing the cause is work-related stress.But, there are exceptions. In New York, the State Workers' Compensation Board will hear claims of mental distress.So, what are the exceptions that could qualify as above-normal stress and have a better chance of board approval?Some of the stressors that can lead to work-related stress are listed below.As the employer, taking steps to ease the work-related stress of your employees has multiple benefits, including:If you are considering filing a claim for work-related stress, don't be surprised it if [...]

Can you claim work-related stress on a workers’ comp claim?2019-08-16T00:00:00+00:00

How accurate are Breathalyzer tests?

Breath analysis tests are a tool law enforcement uses to figure out whether a driver's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is above the legal limit of .08%. While many courts accept Breathalyzer readings as proof that a person was driving drunk, evidence suggests the device can often be inaccurate.Numerous studies conclude that portable Breathalyzers have a margin of error of roughly .015% and can falsely show a driver as being over the legal limit. An inaccurate test can subject a New York driver accused of driving while intoxicated (DWI) to hundreds, and potentially, thousands of dollars in fines, jail time, driving restrictions, increased insurance premiums and other costs.Flaws are often found in Breathalyzer readingsThere are many instances where inflated readings result for drivers pulled over and asked to take a breath [...]

How accurate are Breathalyzer tests?2019-08-15T00:00:00+00:00

Trenches can pose major safety hazards to workers

Many construction sites in both New City and the surrounding suburban and urban areas of greater New York City will have trenches. This is because workers often have to excavate in order to access underground utilities, lay foundation and do other important tasks.While necessary, trenches pose many hazards to construction workers, and it is up to the employers of those workers, and others, to make sure that the workers stay safe.Perhaps the most common risk trenches pose is that the can easily collapse. When a trench collapses, hundreds of pounds of dirt and debris can rapidly fill in an occupied trench, crushing or suffocating the workers the workers below.However, there are other dangers that working in trench will pose as well. For instance, live electric wires or other utility lines [...]

Trenches can pose major safety hazards to workers2019-08-09T00:00:00+00:00
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