When you think about workers' compensation claims in general, do you picture a factory worker suffering an injury, a Norma Rae developing white lung disease or losing a finger in the machinery? People with desk jobs can also suffer injuries, and not just repetitive motion injuries. A friend of ours tripped over some office cube walls that installers had piled up near her desk. People on the floors above and below heard her curse as she went down.
Millennials will not remember the days when working from home was the anomaly. Only consultants could run their businesses from their homes. The rest of us schlepped to the office every day -- and trust us, even on a good day, the ride from Long Island City to Manhattan could be a lot to take.
Construction workers in New York are likely aware of the dangers they are exposed to on a daily basis. While company owners are expected to maintain safety standards as prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, it is not uncommon for employers to disregard regulations. This failure often leads to workplace accidents with severe injuries or even fatalities.