Fractures in the Workplace

Fractures in the Workplace

Anyone who had a fractured bone knows how much it affects their daily lives. It can happen practically anywhere; at home, playing sports, at the mall, or at work. When it does happen at work, it can be caused by falling objects, vehicle crashes, equipment malfunctions, slip and fall accidents, or repetitive stress injuries. Although […]

Pre-Existing Condition & Impact a Workers’ Comp Claims

Pre-Existing Condition & Impact a Workers’ Comp Claims

A medical illness or injury that you have before you start a new health care plan may be considered a “pre-existing condition.” Conditions like diabetes, COPD, cancer, and sleep apnea, may be examples of pre-existing health conditions. They tend to be chronic or long-term. A pre-existing condition is typically one for which you have received […]

Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Sometimes, it is not necessary to hire a lawyer for your Workers’ Compensation case, such as when your work-related injury is minor. However, there are many situations in which hiring a lawyer can give you the advantages you need when fighting for the compensation you deserve. As a New York employee, you are entitled to […]

Workers’ Compensation In New York

Workers’ Compensation In New York

In New York, businesses are required to obtain Workers’ Compensation insurance for their employees. The coverage pays for all work-related injuries that occur during business hours. You may, however, be denied at any point during the process. If you were expecting your employer to cover your costly medical expenses, and you are now stuck with […]

Liability for Lyft and Uber Accidents

Liability for Lyft and Uber Accidents

Who is liable when an Uber driver causes a car accident that results in serious personal injuries? In most cases, injury victims should think about proceeding as they would in any other car accident case. In other words, you should be sure to collect the Uber driver’s personal contact information and insurance policy information. Just […]

Liability for Accidents in Business Vehicles

Liability for Accidents in Business Vehicles

If the vehicle is insured, the insurance company will pay for the damage. If the accident results in uncovered injuries or damages, the responsible party will pay. The auto insurance policy on a company car will most likely be in the company name. But in some cases, if the employee is the responsible party in […]

Establishing Vicarious Liability

Establishing Vicarious Liability

Just as living vicariously through someone else involves taking pleasure in another person’s exploits, vicarious liability means that you can legally be held responsible for another person’s wrongdoing. This is possible because of how certain legal relationships work. Should an employee forget to put out a “wet floor” sign after mopping up a spill, a […]

Coverage in On-the-Job Car Accidents

Coverage in On-the-Job Car Accidents

What kind of insurance is available to protect your business in case an employee of yours is in a work-related car accident? You can cover either all autos your business owns, all cars your business owns plus vehicles it leases or hires, or all cars used for your business, including those your company does not […]

When Car Accidents Are Considered On-the-Job

When Car Accidents Are Considered On-the-Job

Whether someone is on the job while driving is not always a simple question. In general, any time someone is performing any duties related to work, the person can be considered on the job even when he or she is also doing personal business and driving a personal car. For example, running errands in a […]

Employer’s Liability in On-the-Job Car Accidents

Employer’s Liability in On-the-Job Car Accidents

When employees hop in their cars to run errands for work, employers might feel released of liability if a kind of out-of-sight, out-of-mind way. Employees are in their own cars, and for which they better have their own insurance. If they cause an accident, some bosses feel like that’s the employee’s problem, but sometimes the […]