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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?

DAVID KLEIN VOTED A SUPER LAWYER FOR 2015

I am very proud to have been voted a Super Lawyer for 2015--two years in a row! To be voted a Super Lawyer is an honor and a great responsibility. I intend to continue to represent my injured and disabled workers' compensation, personal injury, and social security disability clients with the most zealous advocacy and compasion. image2015-09-18-134302-1.jpg

Ladder and scaffolding falls: Worker hurt in fall

A construction worker is nursing a broken ankle that will keep him off the job for some time following a serious fall in the late afternoon of Feb. 27. Construction workers here in New York understand the danger that ladder and scaffolding falls can pose to an individual's ability to perform his or her job effectively. Thankfully, workers' compensation will likely be provided to help get this individual through a difficult transition.

New York City workplace fatalities on the rise

It recently was reported that workplace fatalities increased during 2010 in New York City. There were 63 fatalities in 2009 and 69 fatalities during 2010. The number of workplace fatalities nationwide was nearly the same for the two years. What was particularly disturbing was number of fatalities that were related to workplace falls. Workplace fatalities from falls more than doubled, and nearly half of those falls occurred within the construction industry.

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