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Helping New York residents prove occupational illnesses

For most people, workers' compensation is a benefit that they will hopefully never have to take advantage of, and which will only be needed in the event of a tragic and unexpected injury caused by accident, negligence or lack of safety features. This is why workers' compensation is so important for employees who work around large machinery, such as construction workers or factory workers. There are far more health concerns than bruises suffered from falling objects, and depending on your industry, you may be suffering from something that will plague you for the rest of your life.

New York is a veritable metropolis, with industries of all kinds employing a great many workers to do a great many jobs. Some of these jobs expose New Yorkers to toxic chemicals or hazardous materials that are not healthy for the human body. Most of the time, this exposure is relatively harmless in small doses, but after years and years of repeated, constant exposure, an individual may find that he or she is suffering from a chronic illness.

Health issues such as asthma, mesothelioma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are just some of the issues that an individual may suffer from, particularly if his or her job requires exposure to asbestos. While workers' compensation benefits do cover such chronic illnesses, they are not always easy to prove.

If you have a broken arm, it is fairly obvious that it was caused by some kind of external force. Lung cancer, however, could happen to anyone, especially if there is a genetic history of lung cancer in the family. As a result, you may have trouble proving that your lung cancer was the result of your job, and not simply time and genetics; that's where we come in. If you are suffering from a chronic illness that you believe was caused by your job, please visit our webpage and learn how we can help you recover workers' compensation benefits for your illness.

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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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