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Legal aid with occupational illness compensation claims

The industry in which you work can have a profound effect on your health and overall physical wellness. Obviously construction workers and individuals who work with large objects are at great risk of being injured if something falls or breaks, but even workers who sit at a computer desk all day could find themselves suffering from back pain or carpal tunnel syndrome due to sitting in a chair for years. Most of these injuries are easy to detect and identify. Illnesses are a different story.

While such occupations are far less common, there are some jobs that expose workers to hazardous materials or dangerous chemicals on a daily basis. This constant exposure can slowly build up over years until the worker is unexpectedly facing a serious illness such as Mesothelioma or Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. These illnesses are in many ways even more severe and dangerous than physical injuries because they can be much more difficult to treat.

Of course treating an illness is not the biggest part of the problem in many instances. Often, it can be difficult to tell just how or when the diseases were contracted. Obviously when you simply wake up one day with lung cancer, it can be impossible to tell exactly what happened. Sometimes such diseases are genetic, so if you think that your illness was caused because of your occupation, you will need to prove it.

This is where legal assistance can become invaluable. Most workers' compensation claims are fairly easy to prove and recover, but occupational illnesses can be more difficult if there is evidence that the illness may not have been caused by your work. Enlisting the aid of an attorney can help you prove that your job was responsible for your illness. If you are suffering from an occupational illness in New York, visit our webpage to learn how we can help you with your workers' compensation claim.

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  • 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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