As one of our New York readers, you know that the weather in your local area can turn at any time.
If you work outside worksites in New York, July and August can bring brutal heat. In construction and other manual labor jobs, crew managers and superiors on a worksite may not always prioritize the safety of workers who perform hard labor in the summer heat. In some cases, the pressure to meet certain project goals on time drives employers to encourage employees toward unsafe work habits.
After an injury on the job, the most obvious thing to do is file a workers' compensation claim and use all the tools at your disposal to make sure that you get the most out of the claim. However, many employees wonder if it is possible to sue their employer instead of accepting the workers' compensation benefits.
When you suffer an injury in a car accident, you may think that it's time for the insurance companies to step in and do their jobs so you can get on with your recovery. Theoretically, this is true, but it is often not how things play out in the real world.
Despite several state-specific laws that seek to increase safety for construction workers, New York City still suffers from regular injuries and fatalities brought on by construction site accidents.
One of the first things you do when you set foot on a construction site is to put on your hard hat. You know it is a safety requirement to wear one at all times. Your hard hat can make a major difference if you hit your head on a stationary object or if you happen to suffer a hit from a falling object.
Working on a construction site in New York means constantly dealing with potential danger. Although New York maintains relatively strict guidelines for construction safety, especially when it comes to scaffolding, construction is a dangerous business.
If you recently experienced a car accident, you may have serious injuries you don't yet know about. In many cases, the pain associated with an injury does not begin appearing until days or even weeks after the accident itself occurs.
In the last several months, passenger mistreatment has been front and center in the public eye. The incident that galvanized much of the public conversation occurred only weeks ago when United Airlines dragged a doctor off of a plane, ostensibly to make room for crew it wanted to get to another flight. However, there are other recent examples of airline personnel exhibiting surprising disregard for human decency.
If you work in construction in New York, whether in the city proper, or in one of her bedroom communities, then you probably know someone who has suffered an injury on the job. You do not have to search very long to find many reports of preventable injuries or deaths on construction sites, and the state's Department of Buildings is taking notice.