Workplace Injuries

Popcorn Lung: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Popcorn lung is easier to remember and say that bronchiolitis obliterans, which is why it is the nickname for the disease. Even though the nickname might sound a little funny, nothing is amusing about bronchiolitis obliterans. What Causes Bronchiolitis Obliterans? There are many causes of popcorn lung or bronchiolitis obliterans. Bronchioles are the tiniest airways… read more

How to Advocate for Yourself at Work

Self-advocacy means speaking up for yourself and the things that are important to you. When you advocate for yourself, it means that you understand your responsibilities and rights, and you can express what you need or want effectively. Self-advocacy is the ability to assert your interests, rights, needs, and desires through effective communication with others…. read more

1 Killed, 3 Injured After Window-Washing Machine Accident On Manhattan’s East Side

In a tragic work accident, one person died, and three people were injured on Manhattan’s East Side. The accident occurred on Thursday, July 16, a few minutes before 4:30 p.m.  Four construction employees were working on a building located at 136 East 36th Street in Murray Hill. They were working on the building’s façade when… read more

What is OSHA’s role in work accidents?

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, is in charge of regulating workplace safety in many states. In New York, OSHA is the regulator in charge of private workplaces; the state has its own agency to oversee the safety of public employees. OSHA will investigate most serious work accidents, as employers have a… read more

Many New Yorkers work in dangerous occupations

An analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics has identified the 10 most dangerous occupations in the United States. These jobs have an unusually high number of work-related deaths and injuries when compared with other occupations. While some of these professions are well-known as hazardous careers, there are also some surprises on the… read more

Detailing the construction industry’s “Fatal Four”

It may come as little surprise to most in New York that construction routinely ranks among the most dangerous professions. Construction workers are often asked to operate complex equipment and heavy machinery in unforgiving environments and conditions. Yet what may be shocking is just how dangerous construction can be compared to other industries. The American… read more

Concussions on the rise at work

In the last few years, more and more news reports have detailed how prevalent concussions are sports, especially in football, even at the youth level. What hasn’t received as much attention is that employees are reporting more concussions at work, perhaps because they understand the symptoms better. One Midwest workers’ compensation insurer noted that from… read more

What is plantar fasciitis?

Workplace injuries in New York do not only result from accidents such as falls or electric shock. Many workers’ compensation claims result from a repetitive stress injury. If you spend most of your time at work standing or walking on hard surfaces, such as concrete, you may be at risk for developing plantar fasciitis in… read more

New tech devices may help protect NYC construction workers

A collaboration between three companies may help protect construction workers from onsite injuries. Insurance provider, The Travelers Companies, Inc., is partnering with contracting company Gilbane and Triax Technologies, a tech company focused on the construction industry. Devices send out auto alerts about onsite falls Triax created the Spot-r Clip, which is a small device worn… read more

Workplace Injuries: Construction Accidents in NYC and How to Protect Yourself

Have you or your loved one been injured in a construction accident? You may be eligible to file a legal claim. New York City has seen a rise in construction accidents – and construction workers need to know how to protect themselves. New York City is in the midst of a building boom – with… read more