Three years ago, Tom Dooley (not his real name) had his life turned upside-down when he fell from a ladder, suffering multiple painful and debilitating injuries.
Many workers who get hurt on the job have as many as THREE different cases they can bring. Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, and Social Security Disability.
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!
Businesses and their paid lobbyists, lawyers, and politicians are waging all-out war against workers' compensation SCHEDULE LOSS (also known as FINAL ADJUSTMENT) permanency awards for working men and women.
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!
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...
Our hearts go out to Olegario Pabon and his family for the terrible elevator accident that took his life and changed the lives of his family forever. The New York City Housing Authority was warned of a "very dangerous" condition in the faulty elevator-a safety device called a break monitor was turned off, and Olegario and his family paid the price.