On-The-Job Safety is No Accident

Occupational health and safety have long been priorities for employers and contractors. However, safety measures aren’t always put into place, leading to a reported 69,000 injuries and illnesses among state and local government workers in New York alone. New York’s injury rate was reported at 7.0 cases per 100 full-time workers, higher than the national average of 5.6, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Even with some of the nation’s strongest health and safety standards in place, we live in a time where too many corners are being cut to reduce budgets or to meet deadlines. Due to these shortcuts, workers are suffering harm and even death that could have easily been prevented with proper training, planning, and equipment and staffing.
When safety is concerned there is no such thing as an accident. Anticipating risks is an ounce of prevention that is worth a pound of cure.

Check out our blog to learn how to protect yourself from work-related injuries.

If you or a loved one has been injured while on the job, Fine, Olin & Anderman can help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Source: The Work Force

Dear Friends and Clients,

Our firm is dedicated to act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues. As such, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also ensuring the health and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, most from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for the country we live in, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance and representation from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Marvin Anderman and the firm family of Fine, Olin & Anderman, LLP