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TALKING TO YOUR EMPLOYER AFTER AN ACCIDENT

When someone is injured on the job, it’s important for them to know what they MUST talk to their employer about, what they SHOULD talk to the employer about, and what they SHOULDN’T talk to the employer about.  Those are three different things – and the picture can become even more complicated if the employer […]

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GOVERNOR HOCHUL ANNOUNCES OUTREACH CAMPAIGN FOR WORKERS WITH COVID-19

GOVERNOR HOCHUL ANNOUNCES OUTREACH CAMPAIGN FOR WORKERS WITH COVID-19 Filing Deadline Approaching for Those Infected Early in the Pandemic On April 27, 2021, NYCOSH and Grey & Grey, LLP issued a report calling on “the Workers’ Compensation Board and other state agencies [to] invest resources in a campaign to inform the public … that COVID-19 […]

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KEEPING YOUR CONTACT INFO UP TO DATE

Did you move recently?  At the time you moved, were you involved in any kind of legal proceeding?  If so, it’s important for you to update your lawyer, your doctor(s), and maybe even the court system or administrative agency about your new address! In the modern era when your mobile phone number, your email address, […]

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WORKERS COMP AND PERSONAL INJURY CASES

When someone is hurt at work, their only remedy against the employer is to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits.  However, if the accident was caused by the negligence of someone outside of the employment relationship, or where the law makes another party responsible, then the injured worker can bring a personal injury lawsuit […]

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ELEVATION-RELATED RISKS IN CONSTRUCTION

New York’s Labor Law provides important protection for construction workers by giving owners and general contractors every reason to make sure the work site is safe.  Most know that the so-called “Scaffold Law” gives them the right to sue the owner and/or general contractor of a construction, excavation or demolition job for personal injury caused […]

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COFFEE BREAKS VERSUS LUNCH BREAKS

The Workers’ Compensation Law makes an important distinction between a “lunch break” and a “coffee break.”  In general, injuries that occur during a lunch break off the employer’s property are not covered by workers’ comp, even if the worker is being paid for the time.  Of course, there are some exceptions to this rule.  Workers […]

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LONG COVID

A new report from the Mount Sinai Health System shows that unvaccinated patients with COVID-19 reported sleep, neurological and other symptoms that often lasted for more than a year.  As a result, Mount Sinai has warned that the millions of Americans at risk of developing long COVID present a public health emergency. The most common […]

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REPETITIVE TRAUMA CLAIMS

Most workers recognize that an injury from a sudden event (like a trip and fall or lifting a heavy object) is an accident that can be covered by workers’ compensation.  It’s important to know that injuries that are the result of repetitive trauma – tiny impacts that accumulate over time – can also be covered […]

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THE HERO ACT: A LANDMARK FOR WORKER SAFETY AND HEALTH

The New York Health and Essential Rights (HERO) Act was signed into law on May 5, 2021 and expanded to include COVID-19 on September 6, 2021.  The law is intended to protect workers from exposure and illness caused by airborne infectious disease. Under the HERO Act, the New York State Department of Labor has developed […]

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NYCOSH: A RESOURCE FOR UNIONS AND WORKERS

One of the very best safety and health resources available to workers and unions is the New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health.  NYCOSH’s singular goal is to make workplaces safer for all. The organization provides education and trainings, conducts industrial hygiene assessments, and does policy and advocacy work to create safe and healthy […]

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