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March 2016 Archives

The scope of injury in construction sites

While our firm practices all kinds of workers' compensation claims, we also have expertise in handling accidents or injuries of construction workers. If you are not familiar with the construction industry, or even if you are familiar but have never suffered an injury, you may wonder why this particular area receives so much focus. The truth is that, believe it or not, construction workers face some of the highest risks of severe injuries.

Helping New York workers recover compensation for illness

For most workers' compensation claims, the aid of an attorney is more of a safeguard than a necessity, because your employer's insurance will generally be willing to pay out if a claim is made. Some injuries may occur under questionable circumstances, and you may need legal aid to help you prove the validity of your claim, but in most instances, legal assistance will simply allow you to better understand your rights and the amount to which you are entitled. However, with workplace illnesses, legal aid is often a necessity.

What is the going and coming rule?

People are often surprised by just how many different circumstances are covered by workers' compensation benefits. Its more than just accidents or injuries that occur while on the job. Certain other injuries that are job-related can also be covered, even including things like work-related parties. Except for commutes and a few other instances, if you suffered an injury while doing anything related to your job, you could recover compensation.

Workers' comp illnesses can affect timeline

For every type of civil and criminal case brought before the courts, there is a time period known as a statute of limitations by which legal action must be taken. Failure to take legal action within the allotted time can make it much more difficult or even impossible to recover any damages or compensation, no matter how valid your claim may be.

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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