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Workers' Compensation Archives

Detailing workers' compensation death benefits

When you have a loved one that is injured in a workplace accident in Staten Island, your immediate assumption is that workers' compensation benefits will cover his or her expenses. At the same time, you have likely also heard the such coverage is limited. Many of those that we here at Angiuli & Gentile, LLP have worked with in the past have shared the same assumption, only expecting workers' compensation to cover medical costs and lost wages. Yet what if your loved one is killed in his or her accident? Are you still entitled to some form of workers' compensation benefit? 

Falls in the workplace and ways to prevent them

Falls on the job are big issues in New York, and they make up a big chunk of workers' compensation claims. While there are industry standards and federal regulations in place to help protect employees, unsafe conditions still exist in many industries. Because falls are still a big concern, prevention efforts continue to increase and improve.

What you need to know about a workers’ comp claim denial

After suffering an injury on the job in New York, a worker may report the incident to the supervisor and seek medical attention assuming that the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance will cover the expenses and lost wages. While this may be true, there may be times when an injured employee’s claim is denied, even though he or she believes the eligibility requirements are met. Here are some reasons why, and what a worker can do about it.

What recommendations does OSHA offer to reduce toxic exposure?

As an employer in New York, it is your responsibility to provide a safe workplace for your employees. You provide them with workers’ compensation coverage in the event they are injured, but it is the prevention of such injures that should be your main focus. This is especially true when it comes to toxic substances. Luckily, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has some clear guidelines for things you should do to limit toxic exposure.

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?

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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