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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.

Sadly in many cases, employers will try to discourage their employees from filing a workers' compensation claim for a variety of reasons, and many times it works. Even if you do file a claim, your initial claim could end up being denied. Therefore, if you are injured on the job, the first thing you need to do is call an experienced employee law attorney.

Workers' compensation is a form of insurance intended to supply workers with wage replacement in the event that they are injured on the job. It also supplies workers with certain medical benefits so ensure that they receive proper medical treatment following their injury. In exchange for the wages and medical benefits, the employee waives any right that they would have to sue their employer as a result of their injury.

In general, it is not that difficult to be able to qualify for workers' compensation insurance. The three main requirements are as follows:

  • Your employer must carry workers' compensation insurance
  • You must be an employee of the company
  • You must be working at the time of the injury

However, there are other things that could stand in the way of you receiving workers' compensation benefits. For example, you will not be eligible if there are any illegal drugs or alcohol found in your system following the accident. Many employees are surprised to be confronted with a drug and alcohol test upon receiving treatment for a work-related injury, and end up losing their jobs completely when they test positive for having a substance in their system.

If you are the victim of a workplace accident, the first thing you should do is seek out a qualified attorney to ensure that you are protected every step of the way. An attorney will be able to assess your claim and your particular situation to see if you truly are entitled to receive benefits, and if so, they will fight to make sure that you receive everything that you are entitled to.

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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.
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