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March 2019 Archives

Helping you get the workers' comp benefits you deserve

When a worker in New York is hired, his or her benefits are explained. In most cases, the topic of worker's compensation is discussed and explained. While most employees do not think they will ever have to use these benefits, the reality to that workplace accidents do occur. This can leave an injured worker not only dealing with the pain and suffering associated with the injury but also the financial harms caused by it.

Process for workers' compensation hearings and appeals

Everyone in New York will get hurt at some point in time in their lives. When this occurs it will affect people's lives. It could be very minor and simply require putting a band aid on it or having a minor irritation when doing certain activities. On the other end of the spectrum, injuries can completely change people's lives and they may never be the same again, permanently prohibiting from doing certain things or using certain body parts. In between these two extremes the severity can vary greatly.

Proving negligence in a car accident

The New York roadways are busy and filled with motorists. While many follow the rules of the road and drive safely, others do not uphold their duty to drive safely. Whether it is a speeding driver, a driver cutting off another in traffic, failing to use a turn signal, turning when it is unsafe to do so, distracted driving or driving under the influence, a negligent driver could be the cause of a sudden and serious car accident.

Requirements for a claim for compensation after hit-and-run

There are many dangers on the road in New York and many negligent drivers. Due to this combination there are also many car accidents every year as well. The severity of the accidents does vary but in some instances people have significant damage to their vehicles and suffer severe injuries as a result. It is important that the victims are compensated for these injuries and that is why drivers in New York are required to have car insurance. They are also required to stay at the scene of an accident to provide the other driver with contact information.

The notice requirement for liability in slip-and-fall cases

There are many ways that people injure themselves in New York and most people will be injured at some point in time. Some of these injuries are caused by the person's own negligence, but in many other situations, people are injured because of other people's negligence. This could be a car accident caused by a driver who ran a red light, a doctor's mistake during a surgery, a property owner's failure to keep their property safe and other reasons.

Two reasons to see a doctor immediately after a work injury

Maybe you strained a muscle in your back, got a cut from a boxcutter, or a heavy box was dropped on your toe. The injury isn’t as bad as it could be, so you decide to wait a few days to see if it gets better before going to the doctor. This is not a wise decision. Why?

Construction worker suffers serious injury at worksite

There are many different aspects of construction projects in New York and there are many workers that may be at a construction site at one time. That is why it is so important that all workers and construction companies follow the safety rules and regulations. If they do not workers who may not even be involved with a particular project may end up being injured as a result of a construction accident. Some of these injuries can be very severe as well and cause significant medical and financial hardships for the worker.

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