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August 2017 Archives

4 construction risks you may face on the job

As a construction worker, you face many risks every day when carrying out your job-related duties. This occupation often falls near the top of the rankings for jobs with considerable hazards and potential for injury. The reasons for this can vary, and taking steps to ensure worksite safety and practicing safe work methods could help avoid serious incidents.

What can you do to drive safely in heavy rain?

When it comes to driving in heavy rain, you know that you will face a variety of challenges. For example, poor visibility can make it difficult to see the road ahead (as well as other vehicles). Furthermore, standing water can lead to hydroplaning, thus increasing the likelihood of an accident.

Manhattan electrician becomes trapped by elevator, dies

An 53-year-old electrician, who had been working in the elevator shaft at a new 52-story high rise in Manhattan on Sunday, July 23, was found dead within it early in the morning the following day. It's believed he died of asphyxiation as he attempted to escape the elevator shaft once power had been cut off to it, trapping him inside.

What do workers' compensation benefits cover?

When injured at work, it is extremely important to receive quality medical care and financial benefits in order to fully recover and eventually return to work. While you may know that you have a rightful claim to workers' compensation benefits, it is in your best interests to know your rights, as well as the benefits you may expect to receive.

Your definition of disability may be different from the SSA's

If you are unable to hold gainful employment due to a serious illness or injury, you know how frustrating and frightening it can be to find yourself unable to provide for your New York family. Fortunately, disabled individuals may be eligible for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration, but actually obtaining these benefits can be complicated.

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