Workers’ Compensation

OSHA Censures Staten Island Construction Company

By |2017-08-30T19:41:21+00:00June 1st, 2015|Workers Compensation|

The employment related death of a construction worker sparked a six month investigation of the company for which he worked. The worker was killed last November, after being crushed and asphyxiated by a mezzanine that fell from a car dealership the crew was demolishing. The investigation found numerous violations both prior to and during the [...]

Can You Be Denied Worker’s Compensation for Not Taking Medication?

By |2017-08-30T19:43:23+00:00May 28th, 2015|Workers Compensation|

Many people who receive Worker’s Compensation for injuries that occurred at the workplace are prescribed painkillers to take for the pain resulting from the injury. It is not unusual for someone receiving Worker’s Compensation benefits to be tested for drugs. In fact, a worker’s privileges to compensation may be denied in some circumstances if they [...]

OSHA Renews Alliance with the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair

By |2017-08-30T19:44:57+00:00May 28th, 2015|Workers Compensation|

Working in a car repair shop can be a hazardous job. Each day, mechanics and other employees inhale fumes, work with toxic chemicals, and handle heavy and dangerous equipment. OSHA has recently renewed its relationship with the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair to ensure that those who work in car repair shops receive proper training [...]

Clothing Store Receives OSHA Citations for Locking Emergency Exits

By |2017-08-30T20:01:52+00:00May 28th, 2015|Workers Compensation|

New York clothing retailer Conway has been cited with OSHA violations at least three times at two of its Bronx locations for locking and blocking emergency exits, thus creating the hazardous conditions for its employees and customers and the potential for preventable tragedies. Despite OSHA inspections, the company willfully violated the safety warnings and continued [...]

Heightened Risk of Danger for Construction Workers on Scaffolds

By |2017-08-30T20:03:05+00:00May 27th, 2015|Workers Compensation|

The New York Committee of Occupational Safety and Health recently issued an alarming report regarding their findings of the hazardous conditions construction workers face in New York. While construction workers make up 4% of New York’s workforce, the occupation also accounts for 20% of New York’s worker fatalities. The Committee found that workers who work [...]

New Legislation Introduced Aimed at Reducing Asbestos Exposure for Workers

By |2017-08-30T20:10:59+00:00April 29th, 2015|Workers Compensation|

Last month, two senators proposed new legislation called the READ Act (Reducing Exposure to Asbestos Database) which would update the 1988 Asbestos Information Act. The new legislation would require companies to continually update the database with information regarding known asbestos locations. The bill is aimed at limiting asbestos exposure and would require companies who handled products [...]

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