ARREGLO "GLOBAL" DE DEMANDAS DE LESIONES PERSONALES / NEGLIGENCIA Y ACCIDENTES DE TRABAJO
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?
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.
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.
One of the most dangerous situations for construction workers to encounter is on a poorly erected, inadequately anchored or overloaded scaffold. Those situations can lead to falls and serious injuries.
Three workers were recently injured in a construction accident far from us in New York. Officials say they are investigating the cause of the Texas accident in which one of the workers suffered an apparently serious head injury.
The young man was a married, church-going, union iron worker. The sort of guy who helped build America and make it great.
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.
The construction worker hung on for a week after a scaffolding accident, but yesterday he succumbed to the severe injuries he sustained in the 30-foot-fall.