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How Long Does Workers’ Comp Last in New York?

The duration of workers’ compensation benefits depends on several variables, including the type of injury, whether the disability is temporary or permanent, and the loss of earning capacity. Generally speaking, the more severe and permanent your injury and loss of earning capacity, the longer you’ll receive benefits. If you or a loved one has been […]

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Do I Have to be a U.S. Citizen to Receive Workers’ Compensation?

If you’re an immigrant worker who has been injured on the job in New York City, you may ask, “Do I have to be a U.S. citizen to receive workers’ compensation?” No, you do not have to be a U.S. citizen—or even a permanent resident—to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. A common misconception is

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Why Falls from Heights Are the Number One Hazard For New York City Construction Workers

In a major city like New York, construction work is one of the most important industries in shaping the urban landscape. The labor from construction workers is what keeps our apartment buildings safe, creates space for new industries to grow, and has crafted the beautiful skyline that so many New Yorkers are so justly proud

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New York City Issues 1,500 Construction Site Stop Work Orders Over Safety Violations

Thousands of construction worksites throughout New York City were recently hit with stop work orders for having serious safety violations. The orders came on the heel of a three-month review ordered by City Buildings Commissioner Melanie E. La Rocca. In total, the city inspected 7,500 building construction sites across all five boroughs. The results from

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