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!
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...
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.
I read this article in the Daily News with a sense of terrible grief and outrage. New York is one of the great cities of the world, and construction is booming, yet we still cannot provide a safe workplace to the men and women who helping to move our city into the future. This is a disgrace.