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Workplace Injury Archives

CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION WORKER OSHA WARNINGS!

If you are a construction or demolition worker, and you rig or work on scaffolds or on ladders, or in construction ditches, OSHA has posted a list of the worst hazards you face. Be your own on-site advocate. Make sure that you demand proper safety equipment, and that you work with the very best safety techniques.

TWO MILLION DOLLARS IN PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENTS IN LATE 2016!

I am very pleased to report that in the last two months of 2016 we won over TWO MILLION DOLLARS for our clients with personal injury cases. It's a remarkable accomplishment - and a very gratifying one - to fight for my clients and then to see such excellent results.

Second Avenue Subway now open for business

Calling himself "cautiously optimistic" last December, Governor Andrew Cuomo pressed MTA workers and officials to make the January 1 deadline for the Second Avenue Subway. Public works aren't known for meeting deadlines or budgets, but the Q train was indeed up and running (the N runs at rush hour as well), serving an estimated 200,000 daily riders on the Upper East Side.

Most common safety hazards on the job

Your job is part of who you are. It pays your bills, funds your children's health and welfare, and gives a sense of pride and achievement. It's a fundamental right that, while you're in the assigned location doing your assigned duties, you will be as safe as can be. This is the case in all injuries, whether you work on the docks, in construction, waiting tables or delivering newspapers.

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!

TEACHING AT LINCOLN HOSPITAL

IMG_0191.JPG El martes, día 2 de febrero me invitaron de nuevo para enseñar una clase en a Compensación de Trabajadores, Demandas de Lesiones Personales, y las leyes de Discapacidad del Seguro Social en el auditorio principal del Hospital Lincoln. Es un privilegio apoderar a los hombres y mujeres que trabajan con el conocimiento de cómo proteger sus beneficios si se lesionan la espalda, el cuello, los hombros, las rodillas, o si se desarrolla el síndrome del túnel carpiano mientras se trabaja en la construcción, o en un andamio o escalera, o en un ascensor accidente, o cuando el techo se derrumba, o en un accidente de ascensor, o en cuidando los ancianos y discapacitados. Con Elizabeth Ríos, mi Asistente Legal Principal, y el recipiente de un Certificado en Liderazgo Latino de Trabajo de la Universidad de Cornell, yo era capaz de enseñar a los trabajadores hispanohablantes que estaban presiente. A finales de este mes estaré enseñando en el Hospital Presbiteriano de Alto Manhattan, y por un grupo de trabajadores de la construcción en Queens: no puedo estar más emocionado y agradecido de poder compartir mis conocimientos con los hombres y mujeres trabajadores de la ciudad de Nueva York.

TEACHING AT LINCOLN HOSPITAL

IMG_0191.JPG  On Tuesday, February 2nd, I was again invited to teach Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, and Social Security Disability laws in the main auditorium at Lincoln Hospital. It's a privilege to empower working men and women with knowledge how to protect their benefits if they injure their back or neck, or shoulders or knees, or develop carpal tunnel syndrome, while working in construction or on a scaffold or ladder, or in an elevator accident, or when a roof collapses, or in a construction hole, or in caring for the elderly and disabled. With Elizabeth Rios, my Chief Paralegal and recipient of a Certificate in Latino Labor Leadership from Cornell University, I was able to teach the Spanish-speaking workers in attendance. Later this month I will be teaching at Presbyterian Hospital in upper Manhattan, and for a group of construction workers in Queens: I cannot be more excited and gratified to be sharing my knowledge with the working men and women of New York City.  

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