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Workers' compensation cash benefits in New York

New York workers who are injured on the job are likely entitled to workers' compensation. Under New York law, employers are responsible for carrying workers compensation insurance for their employees. This insurance allows those employees that qualify to receive compensation following a workplace accident that results in injuries.

Get the right amount of workers' compensation

When a person cannot work following a workplace accident, expenses can quickly add up. In these situations, every penny counts. People have medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs and more that are added to their everyday expenses. Workers' compensation is supposed to provide New York workers with the money they need following an accident. This is often a worker's only source of income in these situations. Needless to say, this money is very important.

New York worker fatally shot on the job

A workplace injury or accident can have a devastating effect on a New York family, especially when the injuries result in a fatality. Families may have to deal with the emotional and financial pain that comes from suddenly losing a loved one. These people may not know how they are going to make ends meet as they try to pick up the pieces following the accident.

What steps must be taken to protect workers from asbestos?

In a recent article, this blog discussed the risks of asbestos exposure to New York workers. As that blog post explained, asbestos was a common building material before its health risks were fully understood. It was eventually discovered, however, that asbestos can cause a dangerous cancer and other health issues for workers who breathe in the fibers let off by the material. With the significant risk to workers' health, many New Yorkers may wonder what safety precautions must be taken to protect workers from asbestos exposure.