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January 2014 Archives

Staten Island restaurant worker hit in head by flying dish

Employers in the restaurant and catering industry have a responsibility to comply with New York state's safety standards to ensure a working environment safe from hazards such as heat, dangerous machinery and chemicals. However, sometimes injuries in the workplace arise from more unusual and uncontrollable combinations of circumstances. When is an injury an occupational one and therefore deserving of workers' compensation?

Annamarie G. Gentile Esq. becomes Vice Chair of Staten Island Chamber of Commerce

Annmarie G. Gentile was recently sworn in as Vice Chair of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce. The Hon. Robert G. Gigante, Surrogate Richmond County, personally presided over the ceremony and administered the oath to Ms. Gentile on January 9, 2014 at which time other members of the Chamber's Executive Board of the Chamber were also sworn in.

OSHA offers new guidance around health care worker safety

The U.S. Department of Labor has released an online educational resource that can assist the health care sector in protecting the health of medical workers. Many people in Staten Island work in the health care industry. In addition to the risk of injury common to many workplaces, health care employees are particularly vulnerable to occupational illnesses and diseases. This additional risk can result from exposure to, for example:

Workers' compensation laws in New York are getting a tuneup

Independent research has proven that, in the past, New York's workers' compensation structure neither provides a positive medical benefit or timely payment to injured workers. Quick delivery of workers' compensation benefits, however, causes employers to incur fewer costs than those associated with delayed payments. Not to mention, prompt payment is obviously helpful for the injured worker. Unfortunately in New York, it seems that workers who are most in need of compensation seem receive the least and wait the longest for their benefits.

OSHA may impose tougher regulations on silica exposure

It was recently reported that the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration plans to significantly lower the amount of silica workers can be exposed to on the job. Reuters Health reported that OSHA expects that the change could save as many as 700 lives per year.

Hotel fined $71,292 for workplace accident

It is very important for employees to know their rights when it comes to workplace accidents. Workplace injuries can put employees out of work, and leave them unable to support themselves and their families. A scaffolding fall, falling debris, negligent operating of machinery, and employer negligence are all instances that may require representation in the courtroom when you are seeking compensation for your injury.

Construction accident in New York kills 2 workers and injures 1

Every construction company should make sure that their buildings are safe, not just for future users but also for the construction workers who are toiling to get the job done. Any accidents during the construction of the establishment, such as electrical accidents, falls and machinery accidents, may be grounds for a lawsuit from the workers or their families if a company is not willing to provide compensation for injuries or lost wages.

Success Stories

  • A 43 year old ironworker who fell four stories and sustained injuries to his ankle while installing a staircase settled his claim for $1,500,000.00. The accident was due to the failure of the building owner and general contractor to provide a safe place to work.
  • A construction worker operating an asphalt roller settled his case for $525,000.00 when the edge of the roadway he was paving collapsed into a trench being dug by a subcontractor causing him to sustain injuries to his leg.
  • A 54 year old commuter settled his case against the NYCTA for $1,200,000.00. when he tripped and fell on a subway platform due to the pavement being in disrepair, causing him to fall forward and to strike his head on a train pulling into the station.
  • The estate of a 64 year old woman received a settlement of $425,000.00 after she was struck and killed by a speeding tractor trailer while crossing the street at the intersection of Richmond Terrace and Port Richmond Avenue.
  • A $1,200,000.00 settlement was reached on behalf of a 54 year old man from Staten Island, New York, who, while in the course of his employment as a bus driver, was rear-ended on the Garden State Parkway and caused to suffer injuries to his back and neck as well as a fractured rib and fractured pelvis.
  • A 47-year-old building superintendent who sustained injuries to his head and right side of his body due to a tripping hazard at his job site received a settlement of $300,000.00 from the electrical company performing work at the site.
  • A 43 year old construction worker was caused to sustain injuries to his back, shoulder and hand when the elevator he was riding malfunctioned and dropped 8 floors. He received $350,000.00 in the settlement of his claim against the building owner, maintenance company and elevator company.
  • The administrator of the estate of a 69 year old man who suffered stage four pressure sores while a patient at a Queens nursing home settled the case for $400,000.00 after the man died.
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