Workers’ Compensation: For the Benefit of Workers who Suffer Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

By on Mar 25, 2017 in Workers' Compensation | 0 comments

On the afternoon of March 15, 2008, a tower crane being used in the construction of a 43-story concrete-framed building in New York, New York, collapsed, resulting to the death of six workers and one civilian. When the accident occurred, the workers were said to be setting lateral tie beams; these were supposed to provide lateral support to the crane from the 18th floor. There have been so many other construction and industrial accidents in the past which have claimed hundreds of lives, injured thousands of others and destroyed properties worth millions of dollars. The continuous occurrence of workplace accidents, despite their being preventable, only show that occupational dangers continue to threaten the lives of workers, regardless of the type of work they were hired to perform. Data from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) show that, in 2007, worker...

The Necessity of Legal Representation When Making a Workers’ Compensation Claim

By on Oct 23, 2016 in Workers' Compensation | 0 comments

The Necessity of Legal Representation When Making a Workers’ Compensation Claim Many workers get injured in the workplace due many different reasons. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the most common causes of injuries include: – Office politics or arguments among workers that lead to violent acts; – Repetitive motion, which often result to back injury or carpal tunnel syndrome; – Getting entangled or caught in machines, a case most common in factories; – Driving accident, which is a case common among company drivers; – Being struck by a falling object, machine or vehicle, which is common among construction workers: – Falling from a scaffold, ladder, stairs, roof or any elevated place; – Slipping or tripping, which is actually the second most common cause of workplace injuries (the first is falls); and, – Overexertion due...