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June 2015 Archives

Workplace exposure is concerning me. What can I do?

When most people think of injuries they occur on the job, they think of accidents or malfunctions that lead to immediate and sometimes devastating physical injuries. Workers' compensation benefits cover these injuries, which most people also know. However, did you also know that you can be compensated for illnesses that are contracted because of the conditions of your workplace? Equally important, you are protected from working around dangerous substances and conditions.

Construction worker killed using unsafe elevator

We often talk about construction worker accidents and explain how construction workers are sometimes at risk for injuries that they may not know about. This is usually due to unexpected or unforeseen circumstances, and construction workers can take advantage of workers' compensationn benefits for their injuries. But sometimes people are well aware of the risks and simply ignore them, and this could lead to more serious lawsuits. For construction workers who may not know about these dangerous conditions and circumstances, a simple construction job could turn into a life or death situation.

Injured in a workplace accident? We can help

Workers' compensation benefits are important for employees of all kinds because they provide protection and security to workers. Workers who are sure that they and their families will be taken care of in the event of an accident are much more likely to be productive and make sacrifices for the good of their company. Workers' compensation is a statement of goodwill on behalf of employers that they care for their employees, which generally causes employees to care for their company.

Construction site injuries can be complex

We often talk about how important workers' compensation benefits are for construction workers in particular due to the high-risk nature of the construction industry. Construction workers often work in dangerous environments with many risk factors, such as extreme heights and heavy machinery. Obviously this means that the slightest accident or misstep could result in serious injuries. While it is fortunate that these workers can take advantage of workers' compensation benefits to help them recover, receiving the compensation you deserve can be complex.

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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