$1,500,000 Settlement : Communication Specialist Accident

While installing fiber optic cable in the Hudson Valley, the contractor failed to properly secure a trailer that was used to hold the spools of cable before unhitching the trailer. Nearly a ton of weight fell on our client's foot, crushing his ankle. The contractor refused to accept any responsibility even though someone else was hurt in a similar way before. Finkelstein & Partners successfully sued the contractor with a Judge finding them 100% responsible for this preventable gravity related event.

Workers’ compensation form

Workers’ Compensation is a type of insurance that is purchased by employers to cover employment-related illnesses and injuries. It is state-mandated and consists of payments required by law to employees who are injured or disabled resulting from their job. Every state has their own Workers’ Compensation insurance program.

The Workers' Compensation Claim Process

When an individual becomes injured or ill at work, they may be entitled to file for Workers' Compensation. This is a type of insurance that all employers should have, workers' compensation pays for aspects of injured or ill employee’s ailments. For example, it may cover medical care expenses, some wage replacement and rehabilitation. In order for an individual to reap the benefits of workers' compensation, they must first follow the steps of the claim process specific to their state.

Every year, motor vehicle accidents at work cost employers $60 billion in medical care, legal expenses, property damage and lost productivity. What’s worse is that our hard workers are seriously injured and unable to work as a result. The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) lists the following steps employers can take to build a safe driving program in the workplace:

Worker at workplace

The international Labor Organization (ILO) has announced that it will renew its efforts to improve workplace safety and health across the world.

ILO Director, General Guy Ryder said the organization would focus on creating a culture of intolerance towards risks at work. ILO plans to strengthen its focus on vulnerable groups such as migrant workers.

A worker

OSHA and NIOSH are aware of numerous preventable deaths and injuries involving temporary workers. For example, a 27-year-old male employed through a staffing agency to work as an equipment cleaner at a food manufacturing plant died while cleaning a piece of machinery. He came into contact with rotating parts and was pulled into the machine.

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