Being exposed to toxic chemicals -- over and over again -- puts workers at risk for serious health complications. Employers should know this and should be taking certain precautions to limit exposure. Unfortunately, though, this is not always the case, and employees end up suffering.
When a worker is injured on the job, the most important immediate concern is to ensure the injury is promptly addressed with appropriate medical care. Not far behind on the order of priorities is to ensure that the worker does everything necessary to initiate a workers’ compensation claim. This entails filing a claim for benefits, naturally.
The collapse of an enormous crane on Worth Street on February 5, 2016, highlights the dangers that construction workers face every day. Questions remain about the exact cause of the collapse, although high winds may be partly to blame.
Last time, we began looking at the responsibilities of employers under workers’ compensation law. In addition to the reporting requirements mentioned last time, employers are also required to maintain records of workplace injuries or illnesses and file required reports.