New York  |  Personal Injury

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Asked on: 7/30/13, 10:34 am

On April 29, 2012 the store I was managing received a shipment of floor freezers. Because the freezer hinges stuck out a little too far I was not able to take them inside the building without disassembling the lid from the freezer. As I was unscrewing the bolt that held the hinge in place, the hinge snapped up and got me in my face, breaking my eye socket and rupturing my sinuses. There was no warning on the freezer informing the custmer that the hinges were spring loaded. As a result, I had to have a surgery. The doctor that performed the surgery entered my nose with a balloon to push the bone back in place, dislodging a bone fragment and it ended up landing on my brain causing major headaches, and loss of movement in my legs as it caused my cyatica nerve to flare up. I had a surgery one week later to fix this as well. Are there any repercussions I can take? I am now receiving $11,000 bills for the surgery because workers compensation found in favor of the insurance carrier who disputed the charges from the original surgery. Any information would be helpful.

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