The Disability Guys is a New York Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability law firm.
Every single day, hundreds of hard working New Yorkers are injured on the job. While many are aware of what workers’ compensation is and that they have the right to file for it, they don’t realize that they aren’t guaranteed to have their claim approved. In fact, many times after being hurt at work, the injured employee is shocked to find that their claim has been denied outright.
If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, we can help.
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No one expects that they will be injured on the job but it does happen and frequently. Some of the recent accidents in and around White Plains, NY have included:
Highway Worker Burned On The Job – Westchester County, 10601
It was a typical Tuesday morning when a highway worker sustained serious burns. She had just started to pull her dump truck up to a hopper which was supposed to pour molten asphalt into the truck bed when the load was unexpectedly released onto the cab of the truck. The asphalt was so hot that it damaged the $220,000 truck beyond repair and it was only the cab that kept the worker from being killed.
HVAC Worker Falls From A Ladder In County Court Building – White Plains, NY 10602
While attempting to fix a boiler in the basement of a White Plains County courthouse, an HVAC worker fell from a ladder and sustained injuries to his spine, right knee, and his shoulders. He has stated that his injures have prevented him from returning to work.
Postal Worker Shot While Delivering Mail – Westchester County, 10610
A 27-year-old postal worker was shot in the arm when he attempted to help a coworker who was fighting off an attempted carjacking. The suspect then shot the mail carrier’s car and took off in the stolen vehicle which he later crashed. The police were able to apprehend him.
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New York Workers’ Compensation Board Locations
WCB District Office – Peekskill, NY
41 N Division St
Peekskill, NY 10566
WCB District Office – Manhattan, NY
215 W 125th St #5
New York, NY 10027
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Yonkers Social Security Administration Office
20 S Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701
New Rochelle Social Security Administration Office
85 Harrison St
New Rochelle, NY 10801
White Plains Social Security Administration Office
297 Knollwood Rd
White Plains, NY 10607
Peekskill Social Security Administration Office
1 Park Place
Peekskill, NY 10566
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August 17, 2017- Roll-Over Accident Kills A Construction Worker
A man from Concord recently died following an accident that occurred as he was operating a construction vehicle. It was reported that the construction vehicle went down an embankment and rolled on top of him. The 50-year-old man died at the scene of the accident. The accident took place at a private residence where the construction company the man was working for, was paving a driveway. The worker was operating a steamroller used to level and smooth out road surfaces. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was notified of the man’s death and an investigation is underway.
July 19, 2017- Man Dies While Doing Maintenance Work At Intel
On July 13, 2017, a worker died in an accident at Intel’s Rolner Acres campus in Hillsboro. According to authorities, the 50-year-old man was doing some maintenance work on a vertical industrial storage counsel. He was employed by Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation, which is a subcontractor for Intel. It is not clear what led to this accident, crime has been ruled out, but it is under investigation by the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
June 23, 2017- Industrial Accident Leaves One Worker Dead
An industrial accident that took place on June 20, 2017, in Anne Arundel County in Maryland, is under investigation. According to fire officials, crews responded to a report of a traumatic injury at a Goodwill Outlet store in Linthicum. The person was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Considering how recent the accident happened, there were no immediate details about how the accident happened. The incident is being investigated by Maryland Occupational Safety and Health.
May 26, 2017- Schick Manufacturing Employee Suffers Traumatic Injuries To Her Hand
A Schick manufacturing employee in Milford experienced traumatic injuries to her hand and arms after her hand got lodged in a machine while working. She is in serious condition. Other employees stated that the woman’s arm became entangled in the machine early in the morning. The security department called 911 to respond to the facility emergency. The woman was extricated in about 17 minutes and paramedics rushed her to Yale-New Haven Hospital. An OSHA investigation is underway and Schick is providing counseling for employees.
April 20, 2017- Building Supply Company Fined Heavily For Multiple Safety Violations
A building supply company in San Francisco has been fined over $62,000 for several safety violations. The safety violations were in connection with a forklift accident that killed a man. The company, Good View Roofing & Building Supply Co., was responsible for an accident that killed a 58-year-old man. The 58-year-old was transferring building supplies from the company’s warehouse while using a forklift until a bag of mortar mix fell off the load and blocked the front right wheel of the forklift as it went down a ramp. A failed attempt to reverse the forklift led to the five-ton vehicle tipping over the edge. The forklift driver was crushed to death while trying to jump out of the cab of the forklift.
March 16, 2017- Worker Gets His Fingers Caught Under A Beam
A worker at Tecumseh suffered an industrial work accident while he was lifting a large steel beam. The man was trying to set the steel beam down onto a table according to one of the deputy fire chiefs at Tecumseh. The incident ended up with the beam landing on the man’s fingertips. He was transported to the nearest hospital straight after the incident occurred. It is unclear whether or not the incident is being investigated as well as the condition of the man after he was hospitalized.
February 28, 2017- Industrial Worker Unloading Doors Crushed To Death
A 57-year-old worker died as he was unloading doors at Manning Building Supplies in St.Augustine. The accident took place as a result of the load shifting and the worker died at the scene of the accident. According to witnesses, a few men were moving heavy doors from one trailer to another when suddenly one man dropped a door. The drop led to three other doors falling on the man who died and they each weighed 200 pounds. The 57-year-old was checking labels and did not see the doors falling.
January 31, 2017- Construction Worker Injured On A Collapsed Work Site
A construction worker was injured and taken to hospital after an accident took place on a work site in Bucks County. The accident took place at a site where another worker had been seriously injured in 2014 when the fire-damaged building collapsed. Firefighters from the borough responded to the scene and removed the injured worker who was on a below-grade portion of the job site, using a stokes basket. He was transported to the hospital by the Bucks County Rescue Squad. The circumstances surrounding the accident remain under investigation.
December 22, 2016- Pipefitter Falls From Day But Will Not Be Compensated For Injuries
A Mississippi pipefitter is not going to be compensated for injuries he suffered in a fall during work hours. The pipefitter fell out of a tree that he had climbed for fun, not for work purposes, when there was a lull in his day. The Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission decided that his injuries are not compensable under the state’s workers’ compensation law. Read more about this verdict here.
November 30, 2016- Mechanic Seriously Injured In Garage At Work
In Kanata, paramedics were called to an automotive mechanic garage after they received reports of a mechanic who was seriously injured by a vehicle. The mechanic suffered pelvic and leg injuries after a co-worker lost control while trying to drive a vehicle onto a hoist and instead accelerated and struck him. He was pinned for a brief moment against a workbench. Firefighters were able to free the man and began medical treatment on him before the paramedics arrived. He was taken to hospital where he was reported to be in serious but stable condition.
October 27, 2016- Department Of Labor Data Reveals Back Injuries Are Common For Workers
The Maine Department of Labor data has revealed that back injuries are the most common type of injuries among workers. In 2014, there were roughly 200,000 cases of employees who missed at least one day of work because of a back injury. This number was out of a total of 1.15 million total cases of occupational missed time for injuries in a 2015 report by the Labor of Statistics. The other commonly reported injuries after back injuries were hurt hands and knees, followed by sprains and tears.
September 29, 2016- Woman Charged With Almost $6,000 Workers’ Comp Fraud
A Finger Lakes woman was recently arrested on charges of fraud. The New York State Inspector General announced that the woman defrauded the workers’ compensation system and stole close to $6,000 in insurance benefits that she was not entitled to. The 47-year-old woman was charged with Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, Insurance Fraud in the Third Degree, Perjury in the First Degree, two counts of the Workers’ Compensation crime of Fraudulent Practices, as well as five counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filling in the First Degree.
July 21st, 2016 – Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Support Carnival Day at Brighter Futures Summer Day Camp
The attorneys at The Disability Guys joined Brighter Futures Summer Day Camp and the children that they provide an enriching experience for on Carnival Day. This is the second year that the firm has celebrated Carnival Day and are excited to provide each child with a new backpack. Brighter Futures Summer Day Camp
June 22nd, 2016 – Construction Worker Seriously Injured In Fall
A construction worker fell from a ladder while he was working on a roof. He was taken to a local hospital and is expected to recover.For more information, check out White Plains Daily Voice
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