Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions about Silicosis in the Workplace

Addressing Your Concerns about Illness Related to Work-Induced Silicosis

Between 1968 and 2002, almost 75 million American death certificates listed silicosis as either the underlying or a contributing cause of death. Even though the mortality rate tied to silicosis has dropped by more than 90% since the late 60s, OSHA still estimates that millions of workers are exposed to dangerous levels of silica on the job, from construction to mining to agriculture.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Sick Building Syndrome

Answers to Common Questions about Injuries Caused by Contaminated Buildings

The common perception is that workers’ compensation claims arise when someone is involved in a work-related accident. Often, however, one of the most debilitating conditions may stem from environmental conditions—from substances present in the building, rather than from a specific incident. . Read more >>

Asbestos Exposure on the Job

Addressing Your Concerns about Potential Injury or Illness Due to Work-Related Asbestos Exposure

For decades, many builders and manufacturers in the United States incorporated asbestos into a wide array of products. Asbestos offered a number of attractive features, particularly as insulation for heat and sound. In addition, it was non-corrosive and fire resistant. Read more >>

Frequently Asked Questions about Work-Related Repetitive Stress Injuries

Answers to Common Questions about Non-Traumatic Injuries Sustained in the Workplace

Though many job-related injuries are caused by traumatic accidents—a machine breaks down or malfunctions or something falls on you—there are other injuries, often more debilitating, that can result from seemingly harmless activities, such as bending, sitting or standing. Read more >>

Endless Attractions in Queens

Enjoy One of the World’s Most Diverse Cities

If you live in the New York City metropolitan area, you know there’s no place like the borough of Queens. With more than two million residents, it trails only Los Angeles, Chicago and neighboring borough Brooklyn among the largest cities in the country. Read more >>

Frequently Asked Questions About New York Workers’ Compensation Claims

Helping You Better Understand Your Rights When You Have Been Injured on the Job

When you have been hurt at work, you have a right to seek workers’ compensation benefits, designed to cover lost wages, as well as any medical expenses resulting from the injury. But the workers’ compensation laws can be confusing and complex. You may not know your rights or where you start to get the benefits you need. . Read more >>

Frequently Asked Questions About the Borough of Queens

 

Something You May Not Have Known about Queens

Queens—it’s the largest of the five boroughs of New York in terms of sheer geographical expanse, and, with nearly 2.5 million residents, it would be the 4th largest city in the nation if the five boroughs were separate cities (behind Los Angeles, Chicago and neighboring borough Brooklyn, in case you’re wondering). Read more >>

Enjoy Great Restaurants in Queens

The Diverse Culture in Queens Extends to Its Restaurants, Too!!

It’s no secret that the borough of Queens is one of the most ethnically diverse communities anywhere on the planet. For anyone who loves great food and wants to try something different, it’s a virtual paradise. It probably comes as no surprise that there are more than 1,600 Italian restaurants alone in Queens! From street vendors to five star eateries, from food trucks to bistros, your choices are virtually endless. Read more >>

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