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September 2015 Archives

Workplace illnesses can be more dangerous than simple injuries

Workplace injuries are a tragedy that nobody should have to endure. You must work in order to provide for yourself, and your loved ones, but a workplace injury can make it impossible to continue your job, leaving you without an income. Additionally, depending on the circumstances of your injury, you may be worried about returning to work and continuing to perform the functions of your job for fear of suffering another injury.

My workers' compensation claim was denied. What can I do?

There are many good things about workers' compensation: the benefits it provides to injured workers, the sense of security that workers feel knowing they will still have some form of income if they are injured on the job, and more. But perhaps the best thing about workers' compensation is how easy it usually is to recover. Workers' compensation is an expense paid by employers in order to ensure that workers are protected. As such, there are few instances in which workers' compensation claims are denied.

New York construction worker fatally injured on the job

If you need any more proof of how dangerous the job of a construction worker is, simply search for construction injuries at the end of the week. It is very likely that you will go weeks at a time before you come across a week in which a construction worker was not injured on the job. This is largely due to the generally hazardous conditions in which construction workers find themselves on a daily basis for the purposes of their job.

Limb injuries can mean workers' compensation

There are many workers all across New York who rely on their hands and arms for the brunt of their work. Construction workers, painters, landscapers and many other types of manual laborers desperately need their limbs in order to perform their jobs and earn a paycheck. Unfortunately, for many of these workers, these limbs are also at the greatest risk of injury in the event of a workplace accident. From malfunctioning machines to negligent coworkers, there are many types of accidents that may occur.

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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