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OSHA contends that outdated silica standards are endangering lives of millions

Individuals who work in several industries including construction, mining, commercial fishing and healthcare are regularly required to work in environments and carry out work assignments that threatened their safety and health. In some cases, occupational hazards and the related possible consequences are obvious. In other cases, workers may not be able to see or may be unaware of the imminent danger posed by certain chemicals, substances and materials.

2015 construction accident deaths in NYC already reach 2014 total

While the following story applies more to the city of New York than the state, it still exemplifies the worries that anyone should have about construction site safety and the dangers that construction workers face on a regular basis.

Worker' comp benefits for new employees

You aced your interview and you have been hired as a new employee. You attended orientation and paid close attention during the safety training. Yet, during your first day, week, month or year on the job, you find yourself sidelined because you have sustained a work-related injury or illness. Understandably, you start to worry. Do you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits even though you are so new to the job?

Workers' compensation benefits for anxiety

Some injuries and illnesses can be managed, while others are debilitating. Still others are debilitating for a time and can eventually be managed. Anxiety, like many mental illnesses, can be debilitating, managed or can shift between these two states. When anxiety is either partially or totally debilitating, it can be difficult to maintain employment. Thankfully, when debilitating anxiety is work-related, it may be possible to seek workers’ compensation benefits for this condition.

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