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Can you get disability if it was not a workplace accident?

Workers in New York who suffer an injury or illness on the job will generally be able to get workers' compensation benefits. This is essential for people who cannot work and need payments to make ends meet and to cover medical expenses. What they might not know is that they can also get disability benefits if the injury or illness took place off the job. This is under the umbrella of the Workers' Compensation Board. Understanding what benefits are available if they were injured off the job and how to go about getting them is critical to the process.

Construction accidents in New York are on the rise

Throughout New York, construction is seemingly constant. This is a positive as it provides jobs and other benefits. However, concerns about safety are ever-present and one of the most dangerous jobs that anyone can do is in construction. With the heavy machinery, working on scaffolds and ladders at great heights, and the large tools that are inherent with construction work, a construction worker accident can happen for a variety of reasons. Research has found that the number of construction accidents have been rising in a worrisome fashion.

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