Many working men and women in New York believe that Workers' Compensation is an automatic benefit. They become understandably frustrated when that proves not to be true, and they are forced to wait for a weekly benefit check and for proper medical treatment.
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.
I am very gratified to announce that I and my firm have been named as a "10 BEST LAW FIRM" by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys for 2017 - 2018. This is quite an honor!
I am sharing this article which is of importance to all New Yorkers, but especially to my clients and friends who are construction workers, and who work with scaffolds, and doing asbestos removal, and doing demolition. As the article states, workplace accidents keep rising. That is terrible and it must be stopped! New York's business owners, politicians, and community leaders must get together to make New York a Zero Workplace Accident state!
I'm very proud to report that in September alone we settled nearly FIVE MILLION DOLLARS in personaly injury/third party law suits. And there is more to come!