$1,250,000 Settlement : Workplace Injury

Building owners and general contractors must provide safe places for sub-contractors to work – even when it is on a roof. A major corporation in Fishkill, NY hired a general contractor to do renovations to several of it’s buildings, including the flat roof. There was a snow and ice storm overnight and the flat roof was very slippery. Since the job was already shut down a few days earlier because of dangerous work conditions, the general contractor had to meet their deadline and chose to send workers on the roof without even salting or shoveling the roof.

$1,950,000 Settlement - Hit in the Rear

It was a clear, sunny day when our client was waiting to turn into a gas station and was hit in the rear by a company van. Since our client was working, he initially hired his Workers’ Compensation lawyer to help him recover both Workers’ Compensation benefits and from the company that caused the crash. After a few months of nothing happening he contacted our office and we replaced the Workers’ Compensation lawyer. We immediately started a lawsuit since our client suffered an aggravation to a prior neck injury.

Holding a painful hand

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is known as a repetitive stress injury and has become increasingly more common in people whose work is driven by computers. While there may be many underlying causes for these repetitive stress injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for this injury under the laws of workers’ compensation.

Asbestos is a natural fibrous material that can have devastating effects on workers if proper precautions aren’t taken. Exposure to asbestos can cause a variety of diseases, including asbestosis, a chronic lung disease resulting from prolonged exposure to asbestos dust; lung cancer and other cancers; and mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer than affects the lining of the lungs or abdominal cavity.

The federal government may seriously be undercounting the number of occupational injuries that occur each year, according to some researchers.

Michigan State University’s Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine reports that in 2012, there were 86% more work-related skull fractures in Michigan than were reported by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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