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There are many signs of heat stroke

Regardless of your age, where you live or the time of the year, you could suffer heat stroke. While this may be more likely when working outdoors during the summer season, there is always the possibility that this could happen in cooler conditions.

As the name suggests, heat stroke comes into play when you have too much exposure to high temperatures. When combined with dehydration, your body's temperature control system is impacted.

Are you following these scaffolding safety tips?

There may come a time when you need to use scaffolding to complete a job. For example, this is necessary if you need to work at height for an extended period of time.

Unfortunately, a scaffolding accident can happen at any time. This is why you need to become familiar with a few important safety tips. Here are some to keep in mind at all times:

  • Only install and use scaffolding in the intended manner
  • Never use scaffolding that is defective or broken
  • Lock wheels in place before using
  • Place scaffold on solid and level ground
  • Remove any debris from the ground surrounding the scaffolding
  • Make others aware that you will be working on scaffolding
  • Take caution when using tools on scaffolding, as you don't want to drop them to the ground below
  • Never attempt to use scaffold in dangerous weather, such as high winds or driving rain

TWO VICTORIES AGAINST PENALTIES FOR UNINSURED EMPLOYERS

I am very proud to report that I have recently had two more successes in defending uninsured employers against workers' compensation penalties. The first uninsured employer owns a small deli, and in all innocence and good faith neglected to buy a workers' compensation insurance policy.  I succeeded in having his penalty COMPLETELY RESCINDED.

Denied disability claim? It's not the end of the road for you

When New York readers find that they are unable to work due to a medical condition, it is both frustrating and overwhelming. For these individuals, it is possible that they could be eligible for certain benefits through the Social Security Administration. However, actually obtaining these benefits is rather complicated, and some first-time applications come back denied.

If you attempted to seek benefits yet received notice of a denial, this may feel like a setback. While it is a discouraging development, it is not the end of the road for you. In fact, you could have grounds to appeal this decision and continue to fight for the Social Security disability benefits you deserve. However, when navigating the appeals process, you may find it beneficial to secure guidance as you do so.

Which construction site hazards are threatening your safety?

Construction sites are places that are fraught with risks for every worker, but there are ways that New York employers can make it safer for every man and woman employed in this field. Work site safety is especially important in the construction industry, yet by bringing awareness to the most common hazards, it may be possible to reduce the chance of an accident.

You have the right to a reasonably safe workplace, and you also have the right to seek certain financial support in the event that you are hurt at work. You may find it useful to learn more about the most prevalent threats to your personal safety on a construction site, as well as what to do in case you need to file a claim for workers' compensation benefits.

Construction sites and crane accidents

A construction site is full of many types of equipment, all of which are supposed to make life easier on workers. Unfortunately, there are times when equipment, such as a crane, leads to more harm than good.

As a construction worker, you may find yourself operating a crane at some point. Even if you aren't the one using the crane, you may still be in close proximity.

¡LOS INMIGRANTES HACEN ESTUPENDO DUEÑOS DE NEGOCIOS!

Todos los días represento a propietarios de pequeñas empresas y empresarios familiares defendiendo las multas injustas impuesta por la junta de compensación de trabajadores y las reclamaciones de desempleo. Por mi relación con estos dueños de negocios, muchos de los cuales son inmigrantes, ha visto de cerca y de manera personal, la pasión, ética de trabajo, imaginación, y la ingenuidad de los hombres y mujeres que vienen a Nueva York para honrar a nuestro economía abriendo negocios aquí. Espero que disfrutes este artículo y encuentres la inspiración.   Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for IMMIGRANT BUSINESS.jpg

IMMIGRANTS MAKE GREAT BUSINESS OWNERS!

Every day I represent small business owners, entrepreneurs, and family owned businesses defending against unjust and unfair workers' compensation penalties and unemployment claims. Because of my close relationship with these business owners, many of whom are immigrants, I have experienced up-close and personal, just how passionate, hard-working, imaginative, and resourceful are the men and women who come to New York to grace our economy by opening businesses here. I hope you enjoy this article, and find it inspiring.   Thumbnail image for IMMIGRANT BUSINESS.jpg

If You Dream Of Starting Your Own Franchise

Many working men and women in New York dream of the day when they will be the ones giving the orders at work, and making the decisions -- and especially of reaping the profits! As this article, shows, you can do it! YOU can make it as a small employer in New York. YOU can be your own boss!

National Prominence for Our Paralegal Christopher Fernandez!

Not only does our paralegal Christopher Fernandez put in a full day at the firm, helping us fight for our Workers' Compensation clients--he also is a top law student at night--but he has ALSO now won the regional round of the highly prestigious 68th Annual National Moot Court Competition! Our entire staff, and all our clients, are well-familiar with Chris's intelligence, work ethic, and passion. As he now advances to the national rounds, the rest of the country will surely see what we do.

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