The hearing office has allowed us a window of time to submit additional evidence and we hope that upon receipt of that evidence that we will be able to obtain a favorable outcome for Samuel’s widow.
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San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2015
Workers’ Compensation attorney, George P. Surmaitis, with A Professional Law Corporation, recently attended a hearing for a U.S. postal worker’s widow in a highly controversial case regarding the death of postal worker Samuel Macasieb, who died inside the west Oakland processing and distribution center, one of the largest and busiest postal service facilities in California. According to the court documents, it is alleged that Macasieb suffered apparent head trauma that left him incapacitated; however, due to USPS policy, no one called 911 immediately. In the event of a medical emergency, a USPS employee is required to first find a supervisor, who then must contact postal police and ask them to call 911.
“Only the postal police are able to initiate the 911 procedure, and employees were not allowed to call 911 and policy wouldn’t allow police or medical professionals into the facility,” said Surmaitis, who is co-counsel with Cory A. Birnberg of Birnberg & Associates, representing the widow of Samuel Macasieb.
Following the incident, according to the court documents, the government denied federal benefits to Samuel’s widow, claiming it was not work-related, which Surmaitis is trying to rectify. Samuel worked for the USPS for 28 years, working the graveyard shift operating a letter-sorting machine. The recent hearing took place before a Hearing Representative of the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) of the U.S. Department of Labor (Case No. 132315562).
“This type of hearing is informal, but the stakes are high for the family of Mr. Macasieb,” said Surmaitis. “The hearing office has allowed us a window of time to submit additional evidence and we hope that upon receipt of that evidence that we will be able to obtain a favorable outcome for Samuel’s widow.”
Surmaitis urges anyone who has suffered a serious work injury to retain legal services, such as those provided by A Professional Law Corporation. The law firm is on the side of the injured worker, and has a proven record of success obtaining results.
About George P. Surmaitis
George P. Surmaitis is a trial-tested attorney with more than 20 years of experience. He is experienced in workers’ compensation, SSD and third-party personal injury claims, allowing for the overall best outcome for his clients. Mr. Surmaitis and his staff will handle your claim with the utmost care and attention to detail, and provide you with personal, attentive service throughout the legal process.For more information please call (650) 994-1148, or visit workinjury-disability.com. The offices are located at 333 Gellert Blvd., Suite 215, Daly City, CA 94015.
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