Injured New York workers may be overwhelmed or feel intimidated by the complexities of a workers' compensation claim. Many victims of workplace accidents choose to seek guidance from an experienced workers' compensation attorney to clarify the benefits to which they may be entitled. Each accident is different, and such a professional will assess the circumstances of each incident before suggesting the way forward.
A friend likes to tell the story of taking a shuttle to La Guardia one wintry morning maybe 20 years ago. It was a van, and it was packed. She was crushed against the window, with a complete stranger almost in her lap. What do you do in those situations? You stare out the window.
There are few things more disconcerting than wandering into a drugstore the day after Halloween and discovering that Christmas is already here. Retailers used to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to put up the garlands, lay out the crèches and pipe in as many different versions of "Sleigh Ride" as there are.
The election bumped Ebola out of the headlines for a day or two this week, but most of us knew that would not last. No sooner was one New York television station done reporting on the Senate races than it turned back to its coverage of "Ebola in America." The most recent development is the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation's announcement that the number of people under "active monitoring" for the Ebola virus more tripled this week. There are also rumors of a cover-up.
We are talking about whether a health care worker who contracts the Ebola virus from a patient could have a viable workers' compensation claim. At this point, there is no word that anyone who has tested positive has filed a claim, but the example gives us a high-profile, albeit scary, way to talk about work-related illnesses.