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May 2012 Archives

Following construction accident, contractor's license revoked

Construction sites are often inherently dangerous. Construction workers work with large complicated machines, near speeding traffic or high above the ground. In each of these situations, workers face a high risk of being injured in a construction accident.

New York-headquartered business fined after injury at plant

Every New York employee has the right to work in a safe work environment, free of safety violations. However, many employees have to face dangerous environments where they can easily suffer a workplace injury.

New study shows workplaces can be safe and still profitable, too

While no employer in New York wants to see its workers get hurt on the job, some businesses are better about preventing injuries to its employees in the first place. Many managers and owners believe that while a workplace injury is not good for either employee or employer, neither can such an injury be prevented without great cost to the company.

Deceased workers remembered at memorial service

Most New York residents wake up each morning, head to work and expect to safely return home each evening. However, not every worker has this luxury. Many are subjected to dangerous work environments where workplace accidents can easily occur.

Increases in New York workers' comp costs threaten system

As this blog has mentioned in the past, New York workers have the right to be compensated for their injuries if they are involved in a workplace injury. This compensation falls under workers' compensation benefits. These benefits include payments for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.