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Support for workers who experienced occupational hearing loss

Hearing loss is one of the most common occupational hazards that New York workers may face. Long-term exposure to loud noises can lead to the eventual loss of some or all of your hearing. Despite the fact that it is one of the most common occupational hazards, many people do not understand that if they experience this, they could qualify for workers' compensation benefits.

Disorganization and chemicals can pose work-related safety risks

Workplace injuries present a serious threat to many people. Even if you believe you work in a relatively safe environment, you may only have this belief because you have not recognized potential risks at your worksite. Unfortunately, overlooking potential hazards or having an employer who does not provide proper safety equipment and training could result in a serious accident.

I have an autoimmune disease. Am I eligible for disability?

Your New York family's well-being is dependent upon your ability to work and earn a living. A medical condition can threaten this ability, even a condition that you may not be able to see. Autoimmune diseases are illnesses that are invisible to most people, yet they can be debilitating, even affecting your physical capabilities.

Improper ladder use on construction sites can be hazardous

People who work on New York construction sites know that they are facing certain risks every time they show up at work. If you work in construction, you may have a job that is inherently dangerous, but that does not mean that you do not have a right to a reasonably safe place to work.

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.

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.

Is your employer doing enough to prevent "struck-by" injuries?

Construction sites are full of hazards. In order to keep you as safe as possible, you employer must provide you with the appropriate safety equipment and training. One area where a recently published report says employers are lacking is in preventing "struck-by" accidents.

How do I know if I am eligible for workers' compensation?

New York workers who suffer an injury at work because of an accident, or those who suffer illnesses because of their jobs, may have a rightful claim to financial compensation. You may believe that your employer's workers' compensation insurance would cover you in the event of an injury, but that may not necessarily be the case.

Does a chronic pain condition make you eligible for disability?

There are times that a person may find that the damage caused by an injury is extensive enough to affect his or her ability to work. Sometimes, the extent of an injury is not truly apparent until weeks or months after the initial accident, yet the effects can still be quite serious.

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