Returning to Work After Getting Worker’s Comp Benefits

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When a workplace accident results in serious injury, employees are typically entitled to worker’s compensation benefits, also known as workman’s comp. This state-mandated insurance program provides compensation for medical and hospital expenses related to the occupational injury, as well as disability payments while you’re out of work. Worker’s comp also covers diseases or illnesses that are the direct result of …

Causes and Prevention of Eye Hazards at Construction Site

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According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, construction workers are more prone to eye injuries. The report says thousands of construction site workers are either blinded or suffer other preventable eye injuries each year. More than 2,000 construction workers injure their eyes at work each day.  10%-20% of the eye injuries cause temporary or permanent vision loss. According to …

Can I File a Third-Party Claim After a Construction Accident?

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If you are ever involved in a workplace or construction accident that results in serious injuries, it may be in your best interest to speak to an attorney. Keep in mind, when a serious personal injury occurs at a construction site, you may qualify for financial compensation related to your accident through a lawsuit. This is in addition to potential …

Are Construction Accidents Common in the NY-NJ Metro Area?

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Unfortunately, every year hundreds of workers are injured in construction accidents in New York and New Jersey. Recent statistics for the Empire State show that the number of construction accidents in New York City increased by 31 percent over the last two years. Because the areas surrounding New York and New Jersey are heavily populated, construction accidents are more common …

How Can I Avoid a Work Zone Accident?

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Whenever you encounter a work or construction zone on a highway, you should proceed with caution. Each year, hundreds of workers are killed in work zone accidents—with most of the accidents being avoidable. If you encounter a work zone, you should always follow posted speed limits—keep in mind, the failure to do so could result in increased fines and penalties. …