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A Seemingly Minor Work-Related Injury Can Have Serious Consequences

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The Thorn that Led to a Permanent Workers’ Compensationensation Disability Award

Queens |NYC | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

Workers’ Compensationensation claims are only for situations where you have been seriously injured, right? It’s not going to be worth your time and effort to pursue a claim for a minor scratch, is it? Not necessarily, as Pyrros and Serres proved for one of its clients.

We were contacted some years back by a man who worked as a custodian, who had been scratched by a thorn while doing some outside work at his job. He developed an infection from the scratch, and the infection ran rampant through his entire body, eventually causing some damage to his heart. The heart condition made it impossible for him to do his job, so he sought an attorney who could help him secure Workers’ Compensation benefits. After being rejected by a number of other lawyers, he came to us.

We looked closely at his case and saw that a strong argument could be made for permanent Workers’ Compensationensation disability benefits. We carefully gathered all the evidence demonstrating a connection between his work-related injury—the thorn scratch—and his inability to work anymore. We aggressively argued his claim under the New York workers compensation laws, and successfully had him designated as permanently disabled, qualifying for lifetime benefits.

A Minor Injury Can Lead to a Permanent Disability for Workers’ Compensationensation

Proven Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and across New York City

At the law offices of Pyrros & Serres LLP, we offer experienceed workers’ compensation and Social Security disability counsel to people in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and across the greater New York City metropolitan area. Because of our longstanding reputation for hard work and strong representation, many of our new clients come to us as referrals from clients and other lawyers.

To learn more about the full scope of our practice, see our practice area overview page or call our offices at 718-804-5406.

Pyrros & Serres LLP

NYC | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Attorneys


About The Author

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Michael Serres, ESQ.

Michael Serres, ESQ. is a reputed Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Astoria, Queens, NY. He graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 1989. Mr. Serres was admitted to practice law in New York State in 1990 and is admitted in the Federal District Courts for the Southern and the Eastern Districts of New York. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Workers’ Compensation Bar Association and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Queens County Bar Association.