Slip and Fall Accident in the Workplace: A Case Study

In 2014, one in five workplace accidents took place on a construction site (source). Despite dozens of codes, regulations and laws companies are required to follow; construction sites naturally expose workers to what the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) calls the “Fatal Four.” Electrocution, struck by object, stuck between objects and, with the highest […]

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NYC University Custodian Slips and Falls While at Work

The Queens NY personal injury attorneys at the Orlow Firm represented a custodian who slipped and fell while cleaning the bathroom at a university due to a persistent leak from the ceiling. She tore ligaments in her knee which required surgery to repair. We secured her an award of $200,000 for her pain and suffering. If you’re injured in […]

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Undocumented workers have extra challenges after accidents

When a roofer at a development site in New York fell from the top of the building several years ago, his injuries were as serious as one would expect. He needed four surgeries and three hospitalizations and suffered substantial disabilities as a result of the workplace accident. Ordinarily, the worker could expect to seek workers’ […]

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Can undocumented workers receive workers’ compensation?

If you are an undocumented worker who has been injured on the job, you may have mounting medical bills and other expenses to pay. You may also be worried about how you will pay your expenses when you are away from work. While many states do not allow undocumented workers to receive workers’ compensation benefits, […]

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Undocumented workers can sue for injuries in New York

Undocumented workers are unable to take advantage of many of the rights and privileges that citizens or non-citizens with work permits can. But when it comes to injuries on the job, undocumented workers do have rights. In New York, if you are an undocumented worker who was injured on the job, you may be able […]

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