Philip Seelig and our team of New York City disability attorneys at Seelig Law Offices regularly fight for the rights of New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) workers who are injured on the job. DSNY workers keep our city clean and these dedicated men and women are deserving of benefits should they suffer a work-related injury.
The New York State Retirement Law provides that DSNY workers are entitled to a lifetime disability pension benefit of seventy-five percent of their final average salary should they be injured during the performance of duties and become unable to work. Unfortunately, there are restrictions on which injuries apply. Therefore, it is critical to consult with a qualified attorney to determine if you have a claim. DSNY workers are also entitled under the Heart Bill which is a special New York law that creates a presumption that a disabling heart condition suffered by a DSNY worker is the result of the rigors of the job. The bill creates a special pension benefit. Recently hired sanitation workers have similar but less lucrative coverage.
Seelig Law Offices provides a free consultation to DSNY workers and typically does not charge a fee for services unless you are awarded a pension. Contact our New York City disability attorneys today by calling 212-766-0600 or filling out our online contact form.