The plight of a Tarrytown man who lost his leg when he was struck on the job in an accident that claimed his leg goes to show you that workers compensation are not as clear cut as they may seem.
It is estimated the man’s court award of over $11 million is not likely to be paid out as planned. The judge found many parties involved to be partially reliable for the accident including the victim. While the man did lose his leg on the job, the case brings to light the difficulties that can be found in a workers compensation claim.
Our experienced lawyers have handled many different types of workers compensation cases and we know what it takes to get the job done in your favorite when you have a legitimate claim for benefits. You need to ensure you can afford the initial and ongoing medical costs associated with the work-related injury as financial needs will be important, especially if you are unable to return to work and earn a living for a long period of time, if you can return to work at all.
The loss of a leg can be particularly devastating to a worker who is likely limited in the choice of jobs they can perform once recovered. While the injured man in the news is likely to see some compensation from the woman that hit him, it may not be the millions he was awarded in court due to the circumstances surrounding the accident.