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Discrimination and workers' compensation

Across the country, employees face illegal discrimination in the workplace for a variety of reasons. Whether you are discriminated against because of your gender, ethnicity, age or any other unlawful factor, you should take action immediately. Moreover, it is crucial to recognize other forms of discrimination that some people may not be aware of, such as workers' compensation discrimination. At Angiuli & Gentile, our law firm knows how painful this can be for workers in Staten Island, and throughout the whole state of New York.

Why a Workers' Compensation Attorney is Necessary to Protect You

New York workers who sustain injuries while working are entitled to Workers' Compensation benefits. Based on the type of injury, the law sets cash benefits as well as medical care for the injured person. However many employers and their insurance carriers complicate the workers' compensation process to deny the victims the benefits they deserve. If you are hurt while working, a skilled workers' compensation attorney can positively influence the settlement of your claims.

Workplace accidents and workers' compensation

Being injured on the job is a terribly unfortunate occasion which can leave you in an even worse position. Not only do you have to worry about your injury and trying to heal so that you can return to normal life, but you have to worry about what that means for your position at the company where you work.

What are some common treatments for spinal injuries?

A worker can suffer a spinal injury in virtually any environment. Of course, if you spend your day engaged in physical activities that involve lifting, squatting or using tools, it is almost impossible to avoid placing some measure of strain on your back. But even if you work at a desk all day long, your spine could suffer damage due to the position in which you are sitting. And slips and falls are a threat at every workplace.

If I'm physically assaulted on the job, can I get workers' comp?

Most people avoid physical altercations at all costs. You may even specifically steer clear of places where people tend to settle disputes through violence rather than negotiation or even verbal sparring. But what happens if you should be assaulted or attacked at your place of employment?

Early version of worker's comp covered colorful characters

If someone were to offer to tell you the history of workers' compensation, you would likely make a very quick exit from the room. After all, even though workers' compensation serves the vital task of helping injured workers get the care and treatment they need, it's background cannot be interesting, right? Well, that's true only if you find tales of pirates boring.

Some important information about workers' comp and medication

Prescription drugs can play a major role in a successful recovery from a work-related injury. And fortunately, prescription medication is one of the benefits available through New York's workers' compensation program. But if you want to make sure that you have your pharmaceutical needs covered, you need to understand how the system works.

What should I do after being injured at work?

Perhaps you have been lucky and never been injured at work. Maybe you are new to the workforce or in a profession that enjoys a low risk of injury. But no matter where you work or what you do, it is possible to suffer an on-the-job injury. And when you befall such misfortune, you will likely need to file a claim for workers' compensation benefits.

Immediate treatment can help prevent long-term problems

Perhaps you are one of those people who absolutely hates to miss work. Your ethic is such that you will report to the job on time, every day, ready to get things done. It is also quite possible that you know just how vital a role you play at your place of employment. This is to be expected as the best workers typically have the most responsibilities and are the ones other workers depend on.

Workers' compensation benefits include rehabilitative services

If you should ever have the misfortune of being hurt on the job, hopefully, your injuries will not alter your life in any great measure, and you'll be back to your old self quickly. But sadly, sometimes, injuries can leave workers with long-term issues that require some form of rehabilitation. Fortunately, the state of New York's Workers' Compensation Board offers a variety of rehabilitative services for injured employees.

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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