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The Difference Between a Work Accident and an Occupational Disease

An on-the-job accident usually involves an injury arising out of a single act or event at work, irrespective of whether the injury occurs from a slip and fall, lifting, a car accident or otherwise. An ...
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Collateral Wage Loss Replacement and Medical Coverage After a Work Injury

After a work injury a number of alternative wage replacement benefits and medical coverage may be available, and should be pursued, if available. For example, a work injury involving a motor vehicle ...
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Negligence Claims Arising Out of Work Injuries

Any on–the-job injury may also result in a claim against a third party for negligence, a civil claim which may result in payment of damages far in excess of the minimal payment received for wage ...
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Submitting A signed Incident Report or Giving Written Notice to Your Employer When You Have Been Injured

Contacting an experienced law office as soon as possible after a work-related accident will enable an injured worker to confirm that initial necessary steps are followed to file a claim. Failure to ...
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Helpful Tips to Prevent a Work Injury

Do you have a full time desk job? In today's society, only approximately 20% require physical activity- this has gone down from the 50% of active jobs back in 1960. This means that in today's ...
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Workers' Compensation Fraud Is No Small Matter

Workers' compensation fraud is a serious issue, which can result in permanent disqualification from receiving indemnity payments when a claimant is out of work and needs them most to pay the bills ...
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Man Electrocuted in Corning, NY During Rail Yard Job

A contractor was killed last month after he was working on an electrical pole at a rail yard in the town of Corning, New York. According to reports, the individual was working on the pole just before ...
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The Fatal Four in Construction Accidents

Working in construction is dangerous, but contractors can make an effort to reduce the possibility of the fatal four construction accidents in order to keep people safe. The fatal four accidents are ...
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Asbestos Exposure and Worker's Compensation

Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring minerals that can be used in certain products like building materials. Construction workers are frequently exposed to asbestos materials, and may inhale the ...
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Welcome to our New York Workers' Compensation Blog!

At Kirk & Teff, LLP, we are prepared to listen to your workers' compensation case. We are also prepared to provide information to you, even before you pick up the telephone to receive a free case ...
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