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A successful claim may not be in your best interests

If you are familiar at all with workers' compensation, you probably know that it is often a very simple process: you suffer an injury on the job, you alert your employer, your employer informs the insurance company and you receive a payout unless your claim was denied. Claims are not denied very often, but if it does happen, you may need to take additional measures in order to recover the compensation that you deserve. Even if your claim is not denied, you may still wish to consult an attorney.

As strange as it may sound, a payout from your insurance company may not be the best thing for you, especially with how New York law handles workers' compensation claims. Nowadays, the amount of compensation you can receive is limited based on the severity of your injuries. What this means for you is that the insurance company may decide for themselves how serious your injury is, and that might cause them to pay less than you deserve.

Imagine, for instance, you fall from a high place due to lack of safety features at your place of work, and you break a leg. The insurance company may payout the maximum compensation for a broken leg, not fully realizing the extent of the damages you have suffered. Such a fall could also cause injury to your spinal column and possibly even your head and brain depending on how you landed, and yet if these injuries are not discovered or revealed, you will not be compensated for them.

If you have suffered an injury on the job, even if you receive a payout from your employer's insurance, it is in your best interests to visit our webpage. We can help you evaluate your claim based on the full extent of your injuries and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.

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  • 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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