Category: Workers’ Compensation

If you are injured at work in the state of New York, you can collect workers’ compensation benefits. The benefits should cover your medical expenditures and you may also receive disability income. You can receive these benefits for a long period of time after you make your initial claim, until you recover from your injuries. […]

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Latino and immigrant construction workers are disproportionately killed in construction site fall accidents in comparison to workers of any other races, according to a report released in October. From 2003 to 2011, 60% of the fall from an elevation fatalities investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) involved a worker who was Latino […]

Two construction workers filed a lawsuit in the Manhattan Supreme claiming they were exposed to radiation during the building of the City University of New York’s new Advanced Science Research Center. According to the workers there was “toxic and hazardous materials, including but not limited to radiation,” on the site and they were not “properly […]

An overview of the industrial workplace accident and investigation Michael A. Donahue died Dec. 14 in an industrial accident at Kennedy Valve, a factory in upstate New York. He was making repairs to a hydraulic tabletop in the factory’s mold department when the accident occurred. Donahue was a two-year veteran of the company. The Syracuse […]

Hydraulic fracturing, also referred to as “hydrofracking” or simply “fracking,” is a new, and controversial, mining technique that is sweeping the nation and the world. Hydrofracking allows mining companies to tap previously inaccessible deposits of resources locked deep within the earth. Fracking has many other benefits compared to more traditional extraction methods, including cost-effectiveness and […]

The tallest buildings in the world, before the construction of the Willis (Sears) Tower in Chicago, the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers were monuments of American ingenuity. However, after September 11, 2001, following an Al-Qaeda linked terrorist attack, the site became American hallowed ground. As new construction on the site is underway, the attention of […]