Angiuli & Gentile, LLP
We’ll Take It From Here. 347-201-4447

Workers' compensation and long-term illnesses

If you know anything about workers' compensation, you probably know that it is an employer-provided insurance program designed to give benefits to individuals who are injured on the job. The goal is to ensure that workers who are injured on the job are granted financial assistance to prevent a serious injury from having too much of a negative effect on their lives.

For many people, these workers' compensation benefits exist in the event of a sudden, unexpected injury such as dropping a large object on one's foot, being struck in the head by a falling object or some other such accident. These types of injuries are among the most common workers' compensation claims, but they are far from the only types of injuries. There are some issues that lead to long-term issues and illnesses, and as long as these issues result from job-related duties or functions, you can likely be compensated for them.

Repetitive motions or constant stress on the same joints or muscles can lead to health issues like carpal tunnel syndrome or even simple back pain. If you can prove that these health issues were caused by a work-related function, such as lifting heavy boxes repeatedly, you could be eligible for workers' compensation. This is also true for repeated exposure to dangerous chemicals such as asbestos.

Long-term illnesses are not the types of injuries most commonly associated with workers' compensation benefits, but it is important to remember that you can still receive workers' compensation benefits as long as you can prove that an injury was directly related to or caused by your job. This does not necessarily mean that the injury must have been suffered on your job site. If you live in New York, and you believe you may have a workers' compensation claim, consider meeting with an attorney.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

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.
View More

You Can Trust Angiuli & Gentile to Make a Difference

Schedule Your Consultation

Email Us to Get the Answers You Need

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

Office Locations

Angiuli & Gentile, LLP
60 Bay Street, Penthouse Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301

Phone: 347-201-4447
Phone: 718-816-0005
Fax: 718-442-6408
Staten Island Law Office Map

Staten Island Office
1481 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10305

Phone: 347-201-4447
Phone: 718-816-0005
Staten Island Law Office Map