Two New York City police officers are valiantly taking on an insurance company in order to force it to continue paying for their permanently disabled daughter's care in a rehabilitation center.
Although there are exceptions, most New York City employees are covered by insurance for occupational illnesses or accidents. Workers' compensation insurance is employer-paid coverage for workers' medical bills and wage losses. Some employees don't give much thought to workers' compensation benefits, until they become ill or injured in mishaps like construction workers' accidents.
Those who love to travel the open road on their two-wheeled cycles are aware of the dangers they face, yet crave the freedom and the adrenaline rush of "wind therapy."
A major danger of excavations and trench-digging is a collapse. Workers caught in a collapsed trench are essentially buried alive. It is one of the most horrific ways imaginable to die.