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Injured Man Waits 35 Years for Compensation
By: Muriel Poster
Monday, June 22, 1998
New York - Bob Manning, whos now 60, fell head first off a utility pole in 1962, and was left paralyzed.
Hes had 24-hour medical care for 35 years, but still hasnt received a penny in the nearly $2 million in awards hes entitled to from the New York state Workers Compensation Board.
The Board wont pay because the employers insurer, Utilities Mutual Insurance Company, wont fork over what it owes for Mannings injuries. The insurer disputes whether Mannings wife, whos a registered nurse, can be paid for providing him with care.
The insurer says it has no obligation to pay until all its appeals are settled.
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