New York was hit by a heat wave as spring officially gave way to summer yesterday. Though temperatures in the 90s may have been welcome after a snowy winter, these conditions are far from ideal for workers who must labor outside.
We have previously written about why it is critically important for New York employers to fix safety hazards promptly. Failure to do so can result in completely preventable workplace injuries.
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.
We have previously written about the dangers of construction work in New York and elsewhere. These workers face unique hazards that most of us will never encounter in a typical office setting.
The Institute of WorkComp Professionals has just released a report which tracks recent trends and makes predictions for 2011. This week we'd like to focus on some of those observations which could affect all injured employees. Today's post will focus on what we can expect financially this year. Later in the week we'll talk about what changes employees can expect to see in the workplace.
Such is the question being asked right now by the Illinois Attorney General, the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, the Illinois Department of Corrections and the Illinois Department of Insurance. Together they are questioning the validity of hundreds of claims that have been made and are currently pending by over half of the prison guards employed at an Illinois correctional facility.