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What is permanent total disability?

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.


Very gratified to announce that we have had a very favorable response to our appeal to the Workers' Compensation Board on a penalty against our client, a small business owner in Queens.


In just a short period of time, our Partner, Darren Rumack, has settled several Wage & Hour cases against employers who refused to pay our clients a legal wage, and who refused to pay proper overtime, and who were guilty of other violations. The following names are changed for the privacy of our clients:


It cannot be said enough that New York's construction contractors must be made to protect their working men and women with safe workplaces. Although it is too soon to know whether this scaffold broke, or whether there was some safety violation that caused these window washers to get stuck mid-air--far too often there is a negligent or willful violation of common standards of safety, good faith, and human decency on the part of New York's construction contractors.
Los contrat...istas de construcción de Nueva York deben tomar medidas para proteger a los hombres y mujeres que trabajan involucrado en peligro. Aunque es demasiado pronto para saber si este andamiaje se rompió, o si hubo alguna violación de seguridad que causo a estos limpiadores de ventanas ser atrapados en el aire- con demasiada frecuencia existe una violación intencional o negligente de las normas comunes de seguridad, la buena fe y la decencia humana por parte de los contratistas de la construcción de Nueva York. David Klein.


I want to share with you this informative and disturbing article about Social Security. As an attorney and advocate of injured and disabled workers who sometimes, tragically, must ask the government for Social Security Disability benefits, it's important to me to also keep people informed and educated.

Family settles lawsuit after death of man in Queens truck crash

Sometimes, trucking accidents in New York, and elsewhere, may seem minor when they occur. However, some serious injuries which are not immediately visible may prove fatal. Since people in these cases may say they are okay and not seek emergency treatment, those responsible for causing such accidents may attempt to dodge their liability. This may leave families devastated and struggling to deal with their losses.

What are the dangers of drowsy driving and who is at risk?

While most New Yorkers know that it is dangerous to fall asleep at the wheel, many fail to recognize the risks associated with drowsy driving. Unfortunately, numerous motor vehicle accidents are caused each year by overly tired motorists. As a result of such collisions, the drowsy drivers, their passengers, or you and the occupants of your vehicles may be seriously injured or killed.


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.


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.  

How can New Yorkers protect themselves from medical mistakes?

People in New York, and elsewhere, depend on their medical providers to look out for their health and well-being. Unfortunately, however, medical errors commonly happen, putting patients at risk. In fact, U.S. News & World Report LP, reports that over 200,000 people die each year as a result of preventable medical mistakes. However, there are some things that patients can do to help protect themselves.


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