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Protecting New York construction workers

In a recent article, this blog discussed the case of a New York construction worker that was killed when a buried in collapsing dirt. In that case, the worker, could not be saved by doctors even after rescuers were able to retrieve him from the hole where he had been working.

Construction site collapse kills 1

A construction site can be a dangerous place. Power tools, heavy machinery, unpredictable weather and dangerous locations can all contribute to the dangers faced by a New York construction worker. Despite these natural dangers, construction companies are required under New York and federal safety regulations to make a construction site as safe as possible.

Can my workers' compensation claim be contested?

A workplace accident can leave a New York worker with a lot of decisions to make. These decisions can range from how to get medical treatment to if you can return to work. As you can see, these decisions can have a long lasting effect on your life. One major decision that many workers face after a workplace accident is whether or not to apply for workers' compensation insurance benefits. Through the workers' compensation system, you may be entitled to monetary awards for medical expenses and lost wages relating to a workplace injury.

How long do federal workers' compensation benefits take?

Some federal workers put themselves in harm's way on a daily basis. These workers risk their own personal safety in order to get their jobs done. Even for those in relatively safe jobs, workplace accidents occur that can result in serious injuries. Like workers in the private sector, workplace accidents can result in lost wages, time away from the job, medical expenses and other costs.