In New York, injured workers may choose their own treating physicians - in fact, employers can face criminal action if they interfere with this right. However, employers and insurance companies have an opportunity to undermine the doctor's opinion and damage the workers' claim for damages: the independent medical exam, or IME.
You may be in pain and feeling financial strain over medical bills or even stress about returning to work after sustaining a work injury. However, the process can complicate further if your employer and their insurer claim you are not an employee when you thought you were.
The most common work injury in the country can have devastating effects - but it's probably not what you think.
Una cuestión se plantea con frecuencia cuando una persona lesionado en un accidente de construcción o demolición, o por un andamio defectuoso, tiene un reclamo de compensación para trabajadores y una demanda de negligencia, o una demanda de lesiones personales - cómo deben los abogados manejar arreglos en cada caso, y estarán los abogados trabajando juntos, coordinando sus esfuerzos en beneficio del trabajador lesionado al cual la vida ha cambiado para siempre por su lesión y discapacidad?
I am very proud to report that I have recently settled two workers' compensation cases for a total of SEVERAL HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.
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.
Nearly every passenger flight that departs from the airports in New York, and elsewhere, are staffed with flight attendants. According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, having flight attendants on such flights is required by law. While performing their duties, which include providing routine services and responding to emergency situations that may arise in-flight, flight attendants are at risk of suffering injuries due to turbulence.
We are very proud to announce that Darren Rumack has been admitted to the Washington, D.C. bar. Darren has had great success representing our clients who have been victimized by unscrupulous employers who commit wage theft and other illegal workplace abuses. He has secured justice for our clients who have been paid less than the legal minimum wage, who have been cheated out of their overtime pay and proper lunch and dinner breaks, and whose employers have refused to pay them their earned wages.
Workers in nearly every field and occupation have some risk of suffering work-related injuries or deaths. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 78 workers died on the job in New York City in 2014 alone, and many more suffered occupational injuries. While bumps, bruises and broken bones are all common on the job injuries, many people also develop repetitive motion injuries on the job.