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Caregiver Assistance Programs

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Currently, there are an estimated 5.5 million military and veteran caregivers who provide constant support to our aging or injured military community. While many of these caregivers are family or close friends, these selfless aides often take on this role without any formal training or education. Additionally, these caregivers often lack the support and resources needed to help them be successful in the new role they have been thrusted into. However, former North Carolina Senator Elizabeth Dole and her foundation have created a Military and Veteran Caregiver Journey Map that acts as a resource for caregivers who may need assistance […]

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Don’t be a victim of landscaping accidents

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Summertime is in full swing. Landscapers from different sized private companies to municipal and government agencies are hard at work all over New York. As with all other industries, landscaping poses various workplace dangers that range from hazardous equipment, repetitive hard work, toxic chemicals, heat exposure and more. If you are an employee in this profession, your employer can take precautions to protect you from known hazards. First, you must receive the necessary safety training to enable you to recognize dangerous conditions and know how to avoid injury. Furthermore, your employer must provide appropriate personal protective equipment as stipulated by […]

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A herniated disk can be a big problem for a New York worker

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Any time a worker suffers an injury, it can lead to big problems for his or her ability to work and earn a living. This threat is particularly significant for individuals who suffered an injury to the back, as this type of damage can affect standing, walking and other work-related tasks. If you are dealing with a herniated disk as the result of your job, you do not have to face the painful aftermath alone. While this may not seem like a major injury, it can significantly impact your life in various ways, and you may require time away from work to […]

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Empowering younger workers can help prevent workplace injuries

Sunday, May 28, 2017

A large number of young workers between ages 15 and 24 join the workforce in Long Island and New York every year. They are the ones who typically replace older workers who leave the workforce every year. Unfortunately, many of these young workers suffer catastrophic or even fatal injuries due to inexperience and the lack of adequate training. Safety professionals suggest employers engage young workers in the development and execution of safety protocols. Many teenagers enter the job market as laborers in food service, retail and hospitality industries in which business owners provide inadequate training because the staff turnover is […]

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Toxic exposure at work can have a toxic effect on your life

Sunday, May 21, 2017

All New York workers have the right to a workplace that is free from hazards and unnecessary threats to their health, including exposure to toxic substances. While any type of employee could face exposure to things that may cause significant harm to his or her health, those who do experience sickness or disease because of this have the right to recovery.  Whether it was using cleaning supplies over time or direct exposure to dangerous chemicals, you may have a claim to workers’ compensation benefits. If your injury or illness is a result of your job duties or an accident that […]

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If you don’t look out for your safety at work, who will?

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Regardless of the industry in which you earn your income, your safety and health could be at risk. Workplace accidents can occur anywhere and at any time – and, in spite of your best efforts, you might become a victim through no fault of your own. While you have to cope with pain and anxiety about lost wages, you will likely have many questions about workers’ compensation benefits such as what procedures should you follow and which losses will the benefits cover? Fortunately, you are entitled to retain the services of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who can handle all […]

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Safety is in your hands

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The bones, muscles and nerves working together to move your hands are nothing short of miraculous. The dexterity and ability to manipulate your fingers and thumbs sets humans apart from all other animals. Your hands allow you to operate heavy machinery at work, then go home to tuck your children into bed or tenderly hold the hand of someone you love. To lose the use of your hands would be a devastating blow. On average, doctors in emergency rooms in New York and across the country treat 16 million hand injuries each year. About 75 percent of all disabling work […]

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That which must save a life can also take a life

Friday, January 13, 2017

If you are a construction worker in New York or Long Island, you may feel comfortable with the fact that your employer provides you with a fall harness whenever you work at a height of over six feet. You also get a lanyard, and the equipment is in good repair — so, you should have no reason to be concerned about your safety. However, you may be at more danger than you realize. Fall protection equipment must stop the fall of a worker before he or she slams into the ground below. However, in a suspended position in the constrictions […]

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Construction companies can be held liable for worker deaths

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Claiming the company is innocent, Harco Construction intends to fight a judicial order to fund worker safety public service announcements. The company was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter as well as criminally negligent homicide in the 2015 death of construction worker Carlos Moncayo. The company’s attorney states that they plan to appeal the verdict. This case is just one example of the negligence and disregard for worker safety that typifies many construction companies. If you are injured or you lose a family member in a construction accident, you will likely have to fight the negligent party aggressively to get justice. Why […]

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Crane collapse results in new fines

Monday, February 8, 2016

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. The collapse occurred while the crane was being lowered due to dangerous wind gusts. New York officials estimate that it may be weeks before they know why the crane collapsed. The crane’s cab turned upside down during the collapse and the 565-foot arm crashed in the street, covering a city block. Mayor Bill de Blasio reacted to the collapse by instituting […]

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