Do you know someone who has been injured or become seriously ill and has been unable to work? Which of these should they apply for?
Sick time pay —–Vacation pay——-Workers’ Comp——- Social Security Disability —–Short-term Disability—– Long -term Disability—— Unemployment
Imagine your Holidays with no income coming in. Seriously ill and injured people can face that plight every day.
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Happy Holidays to all.
Dan Morrin, Esq.
Labor Day just passed, and for most of us it’s back to our day-to-day work lives. Some, however, have given their lives while performing their jobs. Rather than just celebration, Labor Day should bring us reflection, as well, and commemoration, for ALL workers, including those who have died in the course of their labor.
Currently, the top news stories are filled with stories of bravery among those who work and risk on-the-job illnesses and injuries.
The doctors who go abroad and face the Ebola virus are doing wonderful but dangerous work and should be applauded.
The two journalists who died recently at the hands of ISIS were of course the two most recent, horrific examples of people who died doing their jobs. In just one week, we will remember those who perished in 9/11. So terrorism is a real, continuing threat to the working world, unfortunately.
However, the "every day" type of accidents at work that take people’s lives are just as horrendous. It is my opinion that not enough is done in this country to ensure worker safety and to prevent accidents in the workplace.
Our military, police, fire and emergency workers risk their lives to protect us every day. They too must be honored.
How about the poor restaurant manager who lost his life at the Legal Sea Foods restaurant in Suffolk County this past February from carbon monoxide from a faulty water heater? Should he not be remembered too? Or all those construction workers who die on the job and get only a few paragraphs in the newspaper?
My point is, Labor Day is fun and all, but it should also cause us to take pause and celebrate, and remember, and commemorate, labor.
Workers’ Memorial Day was this past Sunday, April 28th. What is Workers’ Memorial Day?
Every year, about 4,500 people are killed at work and 50,000 workers die from occupational diseases while millions more are injured. Decades of struggle by workers and their unions have resulted in significant improvements in working conditions. But the toll of workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths remains enormous.
Since 1989, the US labor movement has observed Workers’ Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job. April 28 was chosen because it is the anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Workers’ Memorial Day has been officially endorsed by the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) and the International Labor Organization (ILO), and is now observed in nearly 100 countries.
Now read this amazing and horrible HISTORICAL clip about something that occurred in 1947—-the explosion of a ship carrying ammonium nitrate:
“The Texas City Disaster is generally considered the worst industrial accident in American history. Witnesses compared the scene to the fairly recent images of the 1943 Air Raid on Bari and the much larger devastation at Nagasaki. Of the dead, 405 were identified and 63 have never been identified. These were placed in a memorial cemetery in the north part of Texas City near Moses Lake. A remaining 113 people were classified as missing, for no identifiable parts were ever found. This figure includes firefighters who were aboard Grandcamp when it exploded.
More than 5,000 people were injured, with 1,784 admitted to twenty-one area hospitals. More than 500 homes were destroyed and hundreds damaged, leaving 2,000 homeless. The seaport was destroyed and many businesses were flattened or burned. Over 1,100 vehicles were damaged and 362 freight cars were obliterated-the property damage was estimated at $100 million ($1.03 billion in today’s terms).“
Remind you of something? Not surprisingly, history unfortunately has repeated itself recently in West, Texas with the loss of much life due to that terrible factory explosion—-involving that very same chemical!!!!. I never understand why these things happen again and again. Let’s all work together to ensure that MORE REGULATION is imposed upon businesses that deal with dangerous substances and chemicals, and that such regulations are ENFORCED PROPERLY so as to protect the working people and all people of this great country from harm!