Author Archives: FOA

At Home Accidents Can Be Covered by Workers’ Compensation

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant increase in the number of people working from home. Inevitably, as more and more people work from home, there has been an increase in injuries. Initially when workers tried to report these claims under workers’ compensation, many employers and their insurance carriers resisted […]

Workplace Accidents: Give Notice? Always!

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The Workers’ Compensation Law requires an injured worker to notify their employer of a work place accident in writing within 30 days of the accident.  In an occupational disease claim, the worker has two years from the day they knew or should have known of the condition, to notify their employer.  The Board may excuse […]

Are You in Physical Pain from Labor-Intensive Work? Learn Why You May Be Eligible for Workers’ Compensation.

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People who have done physical work for decades and develop pain may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.  Typically, we see telecommunications workers who have lifted, bent, carried and climbed for years or healthcare workers who have constantly lifted or pushed patients.  Some of these workers develop pain, which could appear at any time.  Many […]

New York Governor Hochul Announces Upcoming Deadline to file for Pandemic Related Workers’ Compensation Claims

New York Governor Kathy Hochul recently announced a new outreach campaign that targets workers who contracted COVID-19 at their workplace and stresses the importance of filing for workers’ compensation benefits. The campaign focuses on educating workers about the importance of protecting their rights and filing for workers’ compensation before the two year filing deadline. Governor […]

Buy Union Made for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching.  Have you completed or at least started your preparations/shopping?  When doing your shopping, please be mindful and buy union made products.  By doing so, you are supporting the Union label and many jobs in this country. The following list comes from Union Label and the products are made by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco […]

General Contractor Held Accountable For Unsafe Place To Work by Sub-Contractor – $850,000 Settlement

General contractors must provide a safe place to work for all sub-contractors. If one sub-contractor leaves a dangerous condition at the construction site and another sub-contractor is hurt, then both the general contractor and the sub-contractor who created the dangerous condition are accountable for the damages caused. Iron workers cannot leave angle irons lying around […]

A Union – Made Thanksgiving

FOA prides itself on fully supporting unions – whether it be providing legal assistance to union members and their families or promoting the use of union-made in America products.  As Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and the preparations have begun, please check out the AFL- CIO’s list of union-made in America food and other Thanksgiving staples: In addition to […]