If you are on Social Security Disability benefits or are about to file for Social Security Disability benefits because you are disabled, and too disabled for all but a minimum of gainful employment, you need to know that the Social Security Administration will be making changes for the coming year.
Many working men and women, particularly those in construction and demolition, and who work with scaffolds--and many employers, contractors and subcontractors, are often confused about the difference between an employee and an independent contractor.
Quiero compartir con mis clientes que trabajan en construcción, demolición y remoción de asbesto, y con mis amigos, este excelente artículo de Gary LaBarbera, Presidente del Concilio de Oficios de Edificios y Construcción. Dicen que no tenemos un regalo más grande que nuestra salud - es importante mantener presión sobre los políticos de Nueva York para que continúen a efectuar un estado de Cero-Accidente en Nueva York.
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.
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?
An issue frequently arises when a working person injured in a construction or demolition accident, or by a defective scaffold, has both a Workers' Compensation and a Negligence, or Personal Injury case--how should the lawyers handle settlements on each of the cases, and are the lawyers acting together and coordinating their efforts for the benefit of the injured worker whose life has changed forever by his injury and disability?
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!