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Help for New York’s First Responders
Rescue workers involved in the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York who have suffered serious medical illnesses due to toxic exposure related to the events should click on this link now. Learn about efforts made to pass a renewal of two forms of assistance for sick or dying workers. Find out about other gaps in the laws and how to get help if needed for such a case.

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Work injuries cause mental illness for construction workers
Take a look at this article about mental distress and work-related injuries among construction workers. Read more to learn about the correlation that exists between occupational injuries and pain, and the development of mental illnesses. Workers and laborers on construction sites commonly suffer work-related injuries and pain. Based on the findings of one study, this may lead to them also developing mental illnesses, including anxiety and depression. As a result, they may have a greater risk of suffering additional injuries, or their recoveries may be extended. This may lead to them requiring additional medical treatment and workers’ compensation benefits.

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NY Healthcare Workers Face Highest Injury Rates
Check out this article about the significant risk of injuries that healthcare workers in New York are exposed to. These professionals suffer from a high rate of back injuries and one of the highest overall rates of musculoskeletal injuries. Find out why this is the case and what rights injured healthcare employees have in New York.

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Falls top list of workplace injuries
Injured while at work? Then this article is for you. It discusses the top causes of workplace injuries and tips for how to receive compensation.

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New York workers’ compensation discrimination
Read an article about the right of a New York employee to assert workers’ compensation rights or testify in a workers’ compensation hearing without negative retaliation from his or her employer.

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Employers often misclassify employees
A New York grand jury has concluded that far too many employers deliberately misclassify their employees as independent contractors in order to avoid paying their fair share of workers’ comp insurance premiums. This allows dishonest businesses to lower their overhead costs and compete unfairly with honest businesses. Read this article to learn about the factors taken into account in determining, for worker’s comp benefit purposes, whether a person is an employee or an independent contractor.

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Business travel abroad and Ebola
If you travel for your employer overseas to far-off places and are wondering whether #worker compensation might apply if you should contract a serious contagious disease, you should read this article about application of the #New York workers compensation law.

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Is Ebola covered by workers' comp?
The Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa and has begun to make appearances in the United States. New York readers with concerns about potential exposure to Ebola in the workplace can learn about the related workers' compensation issues in this article.

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Lose a limb or an eye? OSHA wants to know.
OSHA just announced a new rule that will go into effect in 2015 that requires employers to report amputation and loss of an eye accidents.
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