No solo su lugar de trabajo puede ser peligroso-su empleador puede ser un peligro para sus derechos legales. Los trabajadores de la construcción son especialmente vulnerables a ser clasificados erróneamente por sus empleadores como contratistas independientes.
It's not only your workplace that might be unsafe-your employer may be a hazard to your legal rights. Construction workers are especially vulnerable to being misclassified by their employers as independent contractors.
This winter, a New York small business owner came to us for help. The Workers' Compensation Board had hit her with a penalty of more than $21,000.00 because she had neglected to buy a workers' compensation insurance policy.
Social Security Disability Insurance is an important source of support for men, women, and children who cannot work or provide for their own needs. Many New Yorkers receive this important form of support to help them lead productive and independent lives. Applications for Social Security Disability Insurance often include a great deal of information and evidence regarding applicants' medical conditions and disabilities and are reviewed by individuals who work for the Social Security Administration.
After suffering a disabling injury or illness, you may grow increasingly concerned with how to make ends meet. When your disability prevents you from working for at least a year or longer, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can provide much-needed financial relief.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness month. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is using the occasion to highlight the perils of one of the most preventable causes of traffic fatalities.
Burnout is a common problem in all job fields. Everyone from corporate executives to retail employees experiences exhaustion after long, grueling hours in the office. Unfortunately, burnout is especially dangerous for construction workers due to the physical demands of their positions.
In the last few months this New York-based personal injury and workers' compensation legal blog discussed the problem of falls on American construction sites. Falls are a serious threat to construction workers since they can suffer them in many different ways. Workers can fall from heights when they are not properly secured, from equipment when it moves, or even on flat ground when debris clutters their way and causes them to trip.
Construction work is a crucial part of our society. Workers put their livelihoods and lives on the line every day in effort to maintain or expand our infrastructure. Thanks to construction we can repair roads and bridges or build new schools. Unfortunately, this work comes with many risks for everyone on all jobsites.