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Workers' compensation and long-term illnesses

If you know anything about workers' compensation, you probably know that it is an employer-provided insurance program designed to give benefits to individuals who are injured on the job. The goal is to ensure that workers who are injured on the job are granted financial assistance to prevent a serious injury from having too much of a negative effect on their lives.

My workers' comp claim was denied. What are my options?

When accidental injuries occur, there are many issues that the injured party may be facing, including health care and recovery, financial burdens and issues of liability and fault. This is where legal assistance with personal injury claims can be important so that injured victims can make a claim to recover compensation that they deserve. Fortunately for workplace injuries, this is not usually the case. For most workplace injuries, compensation is fairly easy to recover.

Construction workers should utilize workers' compensation

If you have ever worked in the construction industry, you know that serious injury is a daily risk, particularly because of the incredible heights or large machines that are required for construction work. Another part of the job that many people may not be aware of is the presence of constant aches or pains. The hard labor required in construction work, constantly lifting heavy blocks or planks and hammering dozens of nails, is enough to leave anyone sore, but this soreness should not be treated as a simple occupational hazard.

Where can I learn more about workers' compensation?

Workers' compensation benefits are extremely important for workers of all kinds because they act as a kind of insurance for workers that they will not be left financially destitute if they are injured on the job. The good news for workers who are injured on the job is that workers' compensation benefits are generally not difficult to claim or qualify for, because employers value their workers.

Will workers' compensation affect my long-term work options?

Being injured on the job may seem like one of the most frightening and unfortunate circumstances that could befall you, but you should know that it will likely not be as bad as you think. If you are injured in such a way that you are unable to go to work and earn a paycheck, you will likely still have income in the form of workers' compensation benefits.

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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