As this New York Post article will show, construction, demolition, and scaffold workers continue to be forced to work in unsafe conditions for illegally low wages. New York's men and women in construction risk their lives and health on behalf of the city's economy, and deserve a lot better. There are too many scaffold accidents, construction hole collapses--too many broken and fractured backs and knees and shoulders. Too many deaths. It's time for New York to come to the aid of our construction, demolition, asbestos removal, and scaffold workers!
I'm very proud to report that we have won more than THREE MILLION DOLLARS in personal injury/negligence and workers' compensation benefits for our client who was injured in an accident involving a truck and a forklift. We also won him Social Security Disability benefits to compensate him for his total disability.
Some workers suffer through the pain. Others are so affected by back and neck injuries that they are forced to stop working all together. Whether the pain is mild or severe, an inconvenience or debilitating, an unexpected source may help workers to prevent or relieve some of their discomfort.
New Yorkers who work in offices, on the road and on construction sites are all at risk for suffering from work-related back pain. Nationwide, back pain is the second most frequent reason that Americans visit healthcare providers. Much of this pain begins with either back injury or back strain caused at work.
A new study reveals some of the real costs to workers who suffer on-the-job back injuries in New York City and across the nation. Their financial and domestic problems "get progressively worse after they have settled claims for painful" workplace injuries.
It has been a long, hard journey for one young student with interests in biochemistry, biomedical sciences and mathematics. He came from Nepal to get a college education in the United States, only to find himself trying to recover from a back injury sustained when a bus crashed on its way to New York City.