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Month: July 2013

New York worker receives $1.2 million in injury settlement

A 48-year-old Tottenville man injured on a school renovation site on Nov. 16, 2009 settled his case for $1.2 million dollars. The man’s knee was injured in the construction accident. He has been unable to work since being hurt. The company the man was working for was renovating PS 288 in Brooklyn’s Coney Island section. …

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Tony Fantastico, Owner of Ancora Restaurant Killed in Pedestrian Car Accident

Our beloved friend and favorite restaurant owner, Tony Fantastico, has been killed in a car accident.  He left his home last night to go to the store and never returned.  He was struck by a 19-year-old driver in the Bronx.   While a police investigation is ongoing, we hope a more thorough investigation is performed …

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Laborer fired for filing workers’ compensation

A New York appeals court ruled that a company had discriminated against employees because they claimed benefits after being injured on the job. A corporation that supplies supermarkets nationwide has been caught trying to prevent probationary employees from reporting injuries by terminating them. According to the Appellate Division in Albany, this practice is against the …

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New York court awards work comp for psychic injury

Many people may assume that workers’ compensation benefits are available only to workers who suffer physical injuries during the course of their employment. However, benefits may also be available to those who suffer only mental harm. For example, a New York court of appeals recently ruled that a woman who suffered mental injuries after receiving …

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