A recent case went to the New York Court of Appeals when a
construction worker petitioned for compensation from his company after he suffered
an injury in 2003. The man was considered disabled for three years before
he was totally recovered and was deemed fit to return to work in 2006.
The man was petitioning for compensation despite the fact that a lower
court ruled that he had recovered and did not qualify for disability any longer.
Reuters says that the New York Court of Appeals determined Thursday in
a 4 to 1 ruling that the plaintiff who filed a personal injury suit could
not litigate an issue that had already been decided in a previous proceeding
for workers' compensation. The New York courts hope that this new
ruling will save them time and effort as they continue to work through
cases where attention is most necessary and they choose to avoid cases
that have already been visited. The ruling about workers' compensation
cases only affects findings of fact that are necessary for administrative
agencies and are entitled to such effect.
If you have questions about how this worker’s compensation ruling
will affect your case, then don’t hesitate to
contact a lawyer at Katz, Leidman, Freund & Herman. At this law firm, you can be sure
that you will get a sensitive and understanding lawyer who can handle
your case to the best of his or her ability. The attorneys at this firm
will not treat you as another case, but as an individual with a need that
has to be met. The attorneys at this firm are affiliated with the New
York Injured Worker’s Alliance, and they truly care about giving
injured workers the compensation that they are rightfully entitled to.
If you want to seek compensation but are not sure how this new ruling
may affect your New York personal injury case, then hire a lawyer at the
firm to assist you!