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Don’t Think That Your Injury is Too Insignificant for a Workers’ Compensation Claim

There’s a tendency, when you are injured on the job, to believe that your injury must be serious and catastrophic before you should contact a workers’ compensation lawyer or file a claim. That’s not necessarily true. You may have minor injuries that don’t keep you from doing your job that simply heal and go away. But there are also what are known as consequential injuries—injuries that do not occur at the time of the accident, but arise because of some injury you suffered at work. If those consequential injuries prevent you from doing your job or limit what you can do, you have a right to workers’ compensation benefits. Let’s look at an interesting case we handled.

We represented a man who worked as a custodian. While doing some work outside, he suffered a fairly deep scratch from a thorn. The scratch itself did not cause him much discomfort and did not have any long-term impact on his ability to work or on his health. But the scratch got infected, with the infection running through his whole body. Eventually, the infection made it to his heart, causing damage that made it impossible for him to work. He’s taken his claim to a few other workers’ compensation lawyers, who’d turned him down, thinking his case was nothing more than a scratch. We listened to his whole story and ended up getting him a permanent disability award.

Don’t Think That Your Injury is Too Insignificant for a Workers’ Compensation Claim

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At Pyrros & Serres LLP, we handle all matters related to workers’ compensation and Social Security disability claims for people in Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and across the greater New York City metropolitan area. Because of our reputation for effective advocacy, many of our new clients come to us as referrals from clients and other lawyers.

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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.