How New York on PAUSE Affects Essential Workers
As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Governor has issued the “New York on PAUSE” Executive Order 202.6, that mandates certain workers who the law calls “essential workers” must continue to work regardless of the outbreak. The below are considered essential workers. If you are an essential worker who has been injured on the job, The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff and his team of essential worker injury lawyers in NYC can help you fight for compensation.
Types of Essential Workers
Electricians in New York, whether they are in the Local Union No. 3 IBEW or not, have one of the most dangerous occupations in New York City. Electrician electrocutions are listed by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as one of the “Fatal Four” hazards most likely to cause serious injury or death to workers. The danger to electricians is that they are often exposed to energized circuits, open wires, improper personal equipment, insecure working conditions which increase the risk for electrical injury.
Sanitation collection is an extremely hazardous job. In fact, a report from OSHA shows that Solid Waste Collection essential workers are two times more likely to suffer workday injuries than the average service sector worker. Collection of solid waste materials and recyclable items plays a crucial role in the cleanliness and sustainability of our community.
Plumbers, whether they are in a union, such as Plumbers Local 1 of New York City, or not in a union, have one of the most hazardous jobs in New York City. In many instances, the danger of their occupation is increased by the negligence of others, which they have no control of.
Mailmen and Delivery Workers
Workers who deliver food, as well as those who deliver and process mail and other support staff, are mandated by this law as being “essential workers”, regardless of the function they perform. They are not are not subject to the in-person restriction. They continuously expose themselves to numerous risks and difficulties while working.
For example, according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, the United States Postal Service ordinarily reports the largest number of severe injuries among all of the employers every year.
Contact Us for Help with Your Essential Worker Accident Claim
If you or someone that you love is an essential worker who has been injured in an accident, the attorneys at The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC are skilled in all of the issues and nuances that have arisen in these types of cases because of COVID-19. We will immediately move to preserve and protect your rights to compensation. Contact the essential worker injury lawyers in NYC at the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, to find out what your rights are and let us take the necessary action in your behalf. We litigate every case aggressively, so that you can concentrate on recovery.