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New York Workers' Compensation Law Blog

NO SE DEJE ENGAÑAR DE SU JEFE Y LA COMPAÑÍA DE SEGUROS

Algunas veces, cuando un trabajador de la construcción o demolición se lesiona en un andamio defectuoso, o cuando un hoyo se hunde, o un techo o una escalera se derrumba, el supervisor en el sitio, o el propio jefe, le ofrece dinero en efectivo al trabajador para que no presente un caso de compensación de trabajadores o un caso de lesiones personales. Esta oferta algunas veces viene con una promesa de pagar todas las facturas médicas y también una promesa de tender el trabajo abierto para el trabajador. Lo que el jefe nunca te dice es que el valor de su caso puede ser muchas, muchas veces más valioso que lo que le está ofreciendo. El empleador tampoco te va a decir que él puede está conspirando con la compañía de seguros para ofrecer dinero en efectivo. Le hacen estas promesas para quitarle sus derechos y las protecciones de compensación para trabajadores y las leyes y beneficios de lesiones personales. ¡No deje que le quiten sus derechos!

DON'T GET FOOLED BY YOUR BOSS AND HIS INSURANCE COMPANY

     Often, when a construction or demolition worker is injured on a faulty scaffold, or when a construction hole caves in, or a roof or ladder collapses, the supervisor on site, or the boss himself, will offer cash to the worker not to file a Workers' Compensation case or a Personal Injury case. The cash will often come with a promise to pay all medical bills and to hold your job open. What the boss never tells you is that your case may be worth many, many times more money than he is offering you. He also isn't going to tell you that he may be conspiring with his insurance company to offer you cash and promises in order to keep you from pursuing your right to the full protection of Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury laws and benefits. You do not have to let them get away with this!

CONSTRUCTION, DEMOLITION and SCAFFOLD ACCIDENT VICTIMS BEWARE!

  Construction CEO busted for $3M payroll scheme ​A construction company ​CEO​ was busted Tuesday for insurance fraud stemming from an investigation into a worker's death at a Meatpacking District site last April. Michael Cholowsky, 52, ​head of ... nypost.com...

OLEGARIO PABON DIES IN ELEVATOR ACCIDENT

Our hearts go out to Olegario Pabon and his family for the terrible elevator accident that took his life and changed the lives of his family forever. The New York City Housing Authority was warned of a "very dangerous" condition in the faulty elevator-a safety device called a break monitor was turned off, and Olegario and his family paid the price.

KLEIN LAW GROUP SAVES SMALL EMPLOYER ALMOST 500K

The owner of a small import-export company contacted me because the Worker's Compensation Board was penalizing him nearly $500,000.00, because the state claimed that the employer did not have workers' compensation insurance, even though he ran a safe workplace that had never had an accident. I appealed that penalty, and after several conversations with the uninsured employers unit, I am very gratified to say that the penalty was entirely rescinded.

DARREN RUMACK NAMED PARTNER

ilraa_picture_rumack_darren.jpgWe are pleased to announce that Darren Rumack has been named Partner to the Klein Law Group. Darren has had tremendous success running both our Wages & Hours Department and our Workers' Compensation Settlements Department.

Pedestrians vulnerable in spite of hit-and-run penalties

Compared to many cities, New York is relatively pedestrian friendly, so for thousands of residents, walking is the preferred mode of travel. Following traffic laws such as crossing streets only at crosswalks should be enough to keep people on foot safe. However, distracted, drunk, negligent or reckless drivers pose serious hazards to pedestrians, and being hit by a vehicle, even at low speeds, causes significant potential for injury or death.

Pedestrian vulnerability has been addressed by the city’s mayor through the Vision Zero project, which aims to reduce traffic accidents. Unfortunately, these measures were not enough to prevent five collisions in one weekend, three of which caused fatal injuries. In all of the incidents, the drivers fled the scene, but investigators are following leads that could result in arrests.

What is permanent total disability?

If you have been injured on the job in New York, you may recover from your injuries with medical treatment, rest and time. However, at The Klein Law Group, P.C., we know that the effects of your injuries may be permanent in some cases. This may entitle you to receive permanent total disability benefits, among others.

According to the New York Workers’ Compensation Board, you may receive a permanent total disability classification if you have permanently and totally lost your ability to work and earn. For example, you worked as a construction foreman and you fell off of a scaffolding. As a result of the fall, you lost the use of both of your legs and are now in a wheelchair. Since this may affect your ability to resume your work, you might be classified as permanently and totally disabled.

WE SAVED ANOTHER EMPLOYER TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS

Very gratified to announce that we have had a very favorable response to our appeal to the Workers' Compensation Board on a penalty against our client, a small business owner in Queens.

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