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Serious construction injuries must be properly documented

Construction injuries in New York City and elsewhere often put an injured worker in a position of reliance on workers' compensation benefits. The family may have to struggle to maintain its prior standard of living after a key member suffers construction injuries. That is why every effort must be made by the individual or members of his or her family to stay informed and on top of the benefits process as it unfolds.

The impact of fatigue on workplace safety

You may not realize that your body goes through 24-hour cycles that manage its rhythm, and interfering with these cycles affects everything from your body temperature, digestion and your capacity to face daily challenges. The lack of sleep jeopardizes your body's ability to renew energy. History shows that most major industrial accidents resulted from fatigue -- including the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Fatal workplace injuries claims life of Amazon employee

Employees of Amazon in New York City may have heard about the death of one of their colleagues in a neighboring state. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reported that it had opened an investigation into an incident that occurred on a recent Tuesday. A 28-year-old Amazon employee suffered fatal workplace injuries.

Workplace injuries are covered through workers' compensation

In New York City, construction workers and those who work at the airports on airplane maintenance have at least one thing in common: they may be hit by flying or spinning projectiles or machine parts while at work. When workplace injuries occur from such mishaps, the worker is entitled to collect workers' compensation benefits to the extent of any medical expenses incurred. Benefits also apply for statutory lost wages created by a partial or total disability that precludes continuing to work.

Workplace injuries caused by runaway bus in New York City

Suffering from on-the-job injuries can be overwhelming for any New York City employee. They not only face mounting medical expenses, but they may worry about lost income as they have no other choice but to miss work as they heal. Fortunately, employers provide workers' compensation coverage to assist with related accident expenses. Many victims of workplace injuries find that the help of an attorney can be beneficial as they file a claim. One man suffered serious injuries due to a runaway bus in Queens.

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