Workplace Accidents

I Can’t Work; Can I File For Unemployment Even Though Litigation Is Pending?

Most employees who suffer workplace accidents can seek workers’ compensation benefits but cannot take their claim to court. If a third party (someone outside the company) caused the accident, the worker is free to sue the third party in court for personal injury (a slip and fall accident, for example).  Nevertheless, lawsuits take time to… read more

What Should an Employee Do After a Workplace Accident?

Despite our best intentions, injuries happen every day. Workplace injuries are especially common and can negatively impact your finances and personal life. In fact, in 2020, approximately 3.2 million people were injured at work, and the cost of these injuries and related illnesses ranged from $176 billion to $352 billion.  If you or a loved… read more

Can You Sue Your Employer in NYC If You Were Exposed to COVID-19 at Work?

COVID-19 had far-reaching impacts on many individuals. In addition to going through COVID, some individuals have had to deal with the symptoms of “Long COVID.” The result is a significant health issue that can have life-altering consequences. Some individuals had the choice of working from home or using unemployment benefits to stay at home during… read more

7 of the Most Common Work-Related Injuries in NYC

With constant construction and growth occurring in the city, New York City experiences its fair share of workplace accidents. Workplace injuries may trigger workers’ compensation claims and/or claims against negligent third parties, such as property owners and contractors.  Here are the seven most common work-related causes of injury in NYC: 1. Slips, Trips, and Falls… read more

Can I Sue My Employer in New York for Not Providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)?

The short answer is no, at least by default. In most cases, you cannot sue your employer for failure to provide PPE (this is known as the “exclusivity rule”). But you may very well qualify for compensation under your employer’s workers’ compensation plan. If you suffer a workplace accident, it is typically your employer’s responsibility… read more

Working Safely in Extreme Weather

Individuals who regularly work outdoors or inside in certain positions may be subjected to changing weather patterns. In the summer, this can mean battling the heat and humidity, and in the winter, extra effort may be needed to protect from snow, ice, and freezing temperatures.  While some states, such as California, have begun to adopt… read more

How to Report Unsafe Working Conditions in the State of New York

Employers have a duty to their employees to provide safe working environments. The requirements for safe working conditions depend on the job and the workplace. Even though some jobs and work environments may be more dangerous than others, it does not absolve employers from liability for negligence and intentional wrongdoing.  Defining Unsafe Working Conditions in… read more