Category Archives: workers compensation

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 […]

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 […]

How are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Calculated?

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Most people know that when you cannot work due to a word-related injury or illness, they can receive workers’ compensation benefits.  However, how those benefits are calculated can be confusing. In this article, we will explain how your benefits are determined. When the workers’ compensation board awards lost wages benefits to a worker, they must […]

Workers’ Compensation Client Experience with Fine, Olin & Anderman:

“I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for the professional services I have received from the Fine, Olin, and Anderman, LLP firm. In December of 2011, I fell at work needing several major surgeries. My case has required the assistance of a workman’s compensation lawyer. My CSEA representative recommended contacting FOA. […]

Fine, Olin and Anderman Workers’ Comp Clients Share Their Experiences

Meeting and exceeding our client’s expectations are of the utmost importance to the Fine, Olin, and Anderman team. Here are some recent feedback from our clients: “I would like to take this time to thank the firm of Fine Olin & Anderman for a job well done.In particularly Don Crouch. He took the time to […]

OSHA Issues New Directive to Keep Communication Tower Workers Safe

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has updated its Communication Tower directive regarding the use of hoist systems used to move workers to and from workstations on communication towers. The movement follows a dramatic increase in preventable injuries and fatalities in the industry. More fatalities involving communication tower workers occurred in 2013 than in the […]

Help Keep Employees Safe from Asbestos

Asbestos is a natural fibrous material that can have devastating effects on workers if proper precautions aren’t taken. Exposure to asbestos can cause a variety of diseases, including asbestosis, a chronic lung disease resulting from prolonged exposure to asbestos dust; lung cancer and other cancers; and mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer than affects the […]

OSHA’s New Reporting Requirements for 2015

In a Twitter chat, OSHA sought to clarify a variety of aspects regarding its new reporting requirements, which went into effect on January 1, 2015. The rule requires all employers to report directly to OSHA any incident in which a worker is killed or hospitalized, suffers an amputation, or loses and eye. Employers will be […]

Preventing Hypothermia in Outdoor Workers

Working outdoors in harsh weather conditions can leave workers susceptible to illness like hypothermia. Due to the long-term effects and potential fatalities of cold illnesses, a few prevention tips could save safe a life: Dress the Part: Avoid Cotton and Goose Down Clothing is the single most important resource to keep you warm. Once wet, […]