Since 1980, Peter M. Cordovano, P.C. has provided aggressive representation for victims of workplace injuries. Many of these cases involve problems accessing workers’ compensation benefits, while others stray into the area of personal injury litigation. If you have sustained an injury at work, you can rely on me for personalized attention as I investigate the circumstances of your injury to help ensure you get the maximum level of benefits and compensation you deserve. In more than 30 years of practice in Highland, I have managed a wide variety of cases, so you can trust my experience when it comes to common, and not-so-common, workplace injuries.
Various studies of accidents and injuries in the workplace reveal that the most common causes of job-related injury are:
Construction accidents – laborers can also be injured from a ladder or scaffolding fall with lifelong impacts including loss of employment, physical impairment and ongoing pain.
Workers are also frequently injured by walking into objects or performing repetitive tasks. Finally, workplace violence accounts for its share of injuries and fatalities.
When you suffer an on-the-job injury, your future is immediately clouded with uncertainty. In most cases, you are limited by workers’ compensation law to those benefits: medical treatment, temporary disability, and possibly permanent disability. But workers often have difficulty accessing the full range of workers’ compensation benefits they are entitled to. Common problems include:
I help injured workers overcome obstacles to accessing their benefits. I also assist with Social Security disability applications, to enhance wage replacement and ease your financial burden.
In rare instances, a worker’s injury may be the result of third-party negligence. This situation opens the door for a personal injury lawsuit to recover full compensation, which includes the total of the worker’s lost income and compensation for pain and suffering.
Getting a full financial recovery for a workplace injury is a complex process. But I am prepared to put my knowledge, experience and determination to work for you.
If you have been denied workers’ comp benefits for a workplace injury or suspect you might have a case for third-party negligence, contact Peter M. Cordovano, P.C. immediately. I provide reliable representation in Ulster, Dutchess and Orange counties. Call today at 845-834-8234 or contact my Highland office online to schedule a free consultation.