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When to Talk to an Attorney after a Slip and Fall at Work

Of all reported accidents, slips and falls were the most common. Of all personal injuries, falls can account for more than 8 million emergency room visits each year. Slipping is cited as the leading cause of approximately 1 million of those falls annually.

Slips and falls are not the leading cause of fatal workplace injuries. However, they do account for most of the injuries that lead to missing work. There are many different injuries that may result from a slip and fall. Broken bones, sprains, spinal injuries, dislocations, strains, lacerations, and even traumatic brain injuries are all possible.

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When Should I Contact an Attorney About a Workers’ Comp Accident?

While the decision is essentially up to you and you alone whether or not you ultimately retain an accident attorney in New York, there are quite a few things that you should be aware of. At the Accident Help Zone, we strive to provide you with all of the resources you need when dealing with any type of accident, injury, or workplace illness and we know that when you’re in an accident, you’re likely going to question whether or not you should hire an injury lawyer, so we’ve put together this little guide to help you make the decision.

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Workplace Safety Hazards: Look For These Red Flags

Your health and safety have to always be kept in mind, no matter what your job duties entail. While of course, the overall workplace safety is the responsibility of your employer, you should always be observant. Don’t only pay attention to your surroundings and coworkers, keep your eyes peeled for other signs that safety could possibly be an issue.

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Filing for Workers’ Comp in 2019? Here’s What You Need To Know

In New York, if you suffer a work-related injury or illness, you can file for workers’ compensation to pay for your medical care and part of your lost wages while you’re off work. If you’re unable to fully recover, workers’ comp will also pay you permanent disability benefits or if you need to be trained for a completely new line of work it will pay for vocational rehab as well.

However, when you’re injured at work or you’re suffering from a work-related illness, there are several steps you must take to ensure that you receive your full benefits and you protect your rights. The Accident Help Zone is New York’s #1 accident and injury resource center and we want to make certain that you have the knowledge and tools to help you through the process.

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