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Work zone injuries a rising problem in New York

When thinking about construction accidents and the dangers that a construction worker might face in New York, the immediate thought turns to constructing tall buildings, working on a roof, being stationed at great heights and dealing with heavy machinery. However, road workers who are doing necessary construction to build, maintain and repair the state's infrastructure are in substantial jeopardy of being in an accident - perhaps more than other construction workers. Needing to navigate roadwork with drivers who might not pay attention to the dangers can lead to a construction worker accident and injuries. It can even cause death. Those who have been hurt must remember they are likely entitled to workers' compensation.

How does workers' compensation cover Schedule Loss of Use?

Workers in New York who suffer workplace injuries should understand the different categories of loss their issues might fall into. Every workplace accident is different and can impact a person in a variety of ways. Depending on the circumstances, the workers' compensation benefits can change. There can even be more benefits. Understanding these factors is imperative to a workers' compensation case, especially when there is disagreement or an outright dispute. This is specifically true in cases where there is a Schedule Loss of Use.

Managing a repetitive strain injury

When you imagine a person applying for workers’ compensation, you most likely imagine someone who works on a construction site. While jobs that require a lot of physical labor do cause injuries from time to time, more sedentary vocations like office work can also cause painful injuries that may put you on medical leave.

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