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Workplace Injury

If you've been injured in an accident or on the job, the attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP have the knowledge, skills, and experience required to hold the party responsible for your injury accountable.

Workplace Injury New Must Know Info: Ladder accidents in New York and Labor Law Section 240

New Must Know Info: Ladder accidents in New York and Labor Law Section 240 A new article has been added to our Must Know Info section. In the article, attorney Brandon Cotter discusses Labor Law Section 240 and how it applies to workplace ladder safety. To read the full article, click here.

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Workplace Injury Court Rules That Workers’ Compensation Principles Should Be Applied to At-Home Workers

In a recent decision from New York State’s Third Department of their Appellate Division, workers’ compensation claims from employees working from home must be decided using the long-standing definitions of what constitutes a “short break” or what is “work-related” or personal. The decision came from the recent case, In the Matter of the Claim of […]

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Workplace Injury New York Police and Firefighter Compensation Law

by Michael Rose New York City firefighters and police officers regularly put their lives on the line in service to the public. These are extremely dangerous and stressful professions, and these brave New Yorkers deserve to be compensated whenever they suffer injuries in the line of duty. Unlike most workers, New York firefighters and police […]

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Workplace Injury Eye Protection in the Workplace

Every day an estimated 1,000 eye injuries occur in American workplaces. The financial cost of these injuries is enormous – more than $300 million per year in lost production time, medical expenses, and workers compensation. The personal toll these accidents take on the injured workers is unimaginable. Often, the injuries are permanent. Take a moment […]

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Workplace Injury Work Site Table Saw Injuries

In New York, every year, more than 10 percent of all workers on a construction project will suffer an injury that results in lost time from work or a permanent disability. One reason for the high rate of injuries is the dangerous equipment required on building sites. One of the most dangerous is an unguarded […]

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Premises Liability, Workplace Injury What you need to know about toxic mold

Mold is a relatively common occurrence in homes and buildings, especially in dark, damp areas such as basements and bathrooms. Generally, the presence of mold is harmless, if unsightly. But certain types of mold, if present in large enough amounts, can pose a health risk to people living or working in that building. This could […]

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Construction Accidents, Workplace Injury Why Do Construction Accidents Go Unreported?

Working on a construction site naturally comes with a significant risk of injury. Though it would benefit the injured construction worker to report the accident, both to get workers’ compensation and to push for a safer work environment, many injured workers never report their injuries. In 2013, the Center for Construction Research and Training conducted […]

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Workplace Injury Signs and symptoms of CRPS

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is a type of chronic pain that can develop after someone gets injured, undergoes surgery, experiences a heart attack, or a stroke. This type of pain is relatively uncommon and still not well-understood by physicians. Usually, it is diagnosed simply by ruling out […]

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Workplace Injury What is Occupational Asthma?

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, occupational asthma is a bigger problem than many people realize. Occupational asthma, also referred to as workplace asthma, develops because of workplace conditions and causes wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness. It is the most common workplace lung disease in the United States.  Who […]

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Construction Accidents, Workplace Injury Top ten most commonly violated OSHA standards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, also known as OSHA, dictates certain workplace guidelines and standards that must be met by employers. Of course, employers break these rules and fall short of these standards constantly, which is why there are so many workplace accidents in America. Each year, OSHA rounds up the standards that employers […]

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