Category: Workplace Accidents

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injured at work in a New York warehouse

If you have suffered a workplace injury in New York, you could be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation is essentially insurance paid for by your employer that provides cash benefits and medical care for employees who are hurt on the job. Different types of benefits are available when you

To provide your best effort and performance while at work, you need to be able to fully focus on your job. However, it is impossible to focus if you are concerned about your health and safety at the workplace. You have the right to expect your employer to protect you

Automation is the goal of many companies, and using robots to perform tasks previously performed by human labor is likely to transform many industries over the next twenty years. Driverless cars may be the way of the future, both for transportation and for transport of cargo across long distances, and

A terrifying scene in Asheville, North Carolina on August 20th, 2018 has drawn attention from federal authorities. During the incident, a scaffold slipped free from its mooring, leaving two workers scrambling to safety. Thankfully, no one died or was significantly injured, though long-term mental suffering is a distinct possibility for

OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is charged with conducting investigations of certain workplace accidents, particularly fatal accidents. OSHA is also in charge of developing and enforcing workplace safety rules to ensure fatal accidents are much less common than they were one hundred years ago. Oftentimes, OSHA is the

Employees, regardless of their profession, have the right to a reasonable expectation of workplace safety. This is most often spoken of in terms of preventing workplace accidents, but there are other situations where an employer can be expected to act when necessary to protect employees, and one of these is

Many companies, particularly those in charge of dangerous workplaces such as factories and construction sites, or which employ drivers for any reason, have rigorous testing requirements to determine whether or not any of their employees are using drugs. Drugs, whether legal or not, can have a drastic impact on important