Category: Work Injury

Is Amazon a Safe Place to Work?

Packages may regularly arrive at your door from this online retail giant. Some of us know that workers in this industry may be at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. We might wonder, is Amazon a safe place to work? Amazon has become a lifeline for many of us stuck at home due to the pandemic. We e...

What is a Section 32 Settlement in New York?

A Section 32 settlement in New York is an agreement between an injured worker and their employer's insurance company or a third-party administrator responsible for processing workers' compensation payments. This agreement is a mutually-agreed-upon contract between injured laborer and employer guaran...

Construction Workers in New York are Facing a Safety Crisis

Working in construction is the most dangerous job in New York, Bureau of Labor Statistics information shows. Of all occupations in the state and city, construction leads the way when it comes to fatalities. And deaths and injuries in construction are continuing to increase. CBS2 New York reported in...

Temp Workers Face Risks on the Job – Here’s Why

Statistics show that many workers face risks on the job, especially in industries such as construction, transportation and others. For temp workers, the risks are even higher than for regular employees, as reported recently in the National Safety Council’s Safety + Health magazine. Accor...

Are Temporary Workers at Greater Risk for Injury?

An article in a recent issue of the National Safety Council’s Safety and Health Magazine examined the on-the-job risk of injury or death to temporary, or contract, workers. According to the article, the Bureau of Labor Statistics defines a contract worker as one who is “employed by one firm but ...

Elevator Safety a Major Concern for Construction Workers

Elevator-related construction fatalities are increasing, according to a recent report by the Center for Construction Research and Training. The number of construction workers who have died while assembling or disassembling, repairing, maintaining or otherwise working around elevators has doubled bet...

How Construction Workers Are Being Exposed to Silica

For many years, construction has been universally accepted as one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S. There are many ways workers can be injured, either catastrophically or over time. Exposure to silica – the mineral compound silicon dioxide – is found in two forms: crystalline andr no...

Increase in Construction Worker Deaths Continues in New York State

Safety-wise in New York State, 2017 wasn’t as good a year as many involved in the construction industry had hoped for, according to the

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