Workers’ Compensation: A Cautionary Tale

Claimant, an outdoor technician, suffered work related injuries to both of his knees.  The case was established by the Workers’ Compensation Board and the claimant was collecting weekly benefits while not working for the employer.  Although there was no dispute over the claimant’s work related injuries, the insurance carrier raised the issue of fraud.  The […]

Construction Worker Receives $3,500,000 in addition to Workers’ Compensation Benefits

New York requires owners and general contractors to provide safety devices that protect all workers on a construction site who are working from a height from falling. When they fail to do so, they are fully responsible to the injured worker for all the damages they cause. That is precisely what happened to our client […]

Buy Union Made for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching.  Have you completed or at least started your preparations/shopping?  When doing your shopping, please be mindful and buy union made products.  By doing so, you are supporting the Union label and many jobs in this country. The following list comes from Union Label and the products are made by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco […]

Client Suffers Life-Altering Electrical Injuries, $2.2 Million Dollar Settlement Awarded

When a property’s conditions pose a serious safety risk to those in its vicinity, there must be proper signage and preventative measures in place. Our client was in an Erie, NY building when he suddenly found himself on the ground, unconscious. When he entered the building he had no way of knowing he was in […]

Negligent Building Owners Held Accountable, $1.7 Million Dollar Settlement

Our 61-year-old client was walking her dog outside of a Manhattan apartment complex when she stepped onto broken concrete and fell to the ground. At the time of the fall our client was in sensible walking shoes and was aware of her surroundings. Although she had taken preventative measures to stay safe, sadly the apartment […]

Trucking Company Held Accountable, $1.6 Million Dollar Settlement

When a trucking company fails to ensure the loads on their trucks are secure they put everyone on the road at risk. Our client was traveling on State Highway 390, outside of Gates, when suddenly the tractor-trailer truck in front of her went under an overpass and an unsecured portion of the truck’s load broke […]

Client Suffers Fall Down Injury on the Job, Receives $1.6 Million Dollar Settlement

Our client, a gas company employee, was at a job site when she slipped and fell on black ice.  Although weather conditions in Chautauqua, where the accident took place are often treacherous in the winter, the property owner had not salted or shoveled the area in which our client fell. Due to the carelessness of […]

Dear Friends and Clients,

Our firm is dedicated to act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues. As such, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also ensuring the health and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, most from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for the country we live in, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance and representation from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Marvin Anderman and the firm family of Fine, Olin & Anderman, LLP