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What Are the Challenges of Applying for Social Security Disability?

Buffalo Law Journal published a guest column by Buffalo Social Security disability attorney Thomas Burnham on navigating the complicated issues involved in applying for Social Security disability benefits once an injured person’s workers’ compensation benefits end.

Click here for the article.

Mr. Burnham notes, “In recent years, a negative light has been progressively cast on the Social Security disability system in the media and political arena. While some grow increasingly skeptical, others are growing increasingly dependent on it.”  


Injured Worker Awarded $5.2 Million Jury Verdict

The Buffalo News recently reported on a $5.2 million jury verdict obtained by attorneys Michael P. Stuermer and Richard P. Weisbeck, Jr., on behalf of their client who was injured in a workplace accident.

The injured worker was employed as a maintenance aid at Seneca Health Care Center. While on-the-job at the health care facility, the victim fell to the floor after a misstep on a wobbly ladder.

After a three-week trial in New York State Supreme Court, a jury concluded that the owner of the health care facility violated workplace safety laws by providing the maintenance aid an unsafe and poorly maintained ladder. The jury awarded the injured worker $5.2 million for the injuries he sustained as a result of the fall from the unsafe ladder while on-the-job.

Click the following link to read more about this case in The Buffalo News.  If you have questions regarding a workplace accident, click here to contact attorneys Michael P. Stuermer and Richard P. Weisbeck, Jr.