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SCAFFOLD, DEMOLITION, ASBESTOS REMOVAL, & CONSTRUCTION LIVES ARE CHEAP IN NYC

The New York Post reports on a proposal that is one of the lowest, most egregious, and even vile things we've seen in more than thirty years fighting for the rights of working men and women in New York.  This is an attempt--that we have to believe must fail--to put a strictly limited money value on the lives of workers injured and killed on construction, asbestos removal, demolition and scaffold work sites. Another way to understand this proposal, is that it would encourage contractors to play fast and loose with safety precautions. Every New Yorker must fight this proposal and the people who so cheaply value the lives of our construction workers.   

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFIT CHANGES

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.

WORKERS' COMP & INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

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.

Important Article on Construction Demolition Scaffold Safety

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.

TWO MILLION DOLLARS IN PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENTS IN LATE 2016!

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.

ARREGLOS EN RECLAMOS DE COMPENSACIÓN POR ACCIDENTES DE TRABAJO Y DE DEMANDES DE LESIONES PERSONALES SUFRIDO EN CONSTRUCCIÓN

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?

WORKERS' COMP AND CONSTRUCTION PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENTS

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?

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