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Author Archives: Catherine Kraus

A Food Service Worker’s Slippery Situation With Workers’ Compensation

A claimant who is a Food Services Coordinator in Upstate New York injured his back, neck and shoulder while lifting frozen turkeys at work.   The New York State Workers’ Compensation law requires an injured worker to give notice to their supervisor within 30 days of their workplace accident or within 2 years if they have […]

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 […]

Carlos’ Law: Proposed Legislation for Construction Worker Safety

Have you heard about the proposed legislation entitled Carlos’ Law?  Well, if you have not, it is a Construction Worker Safety bill that is being championed by Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst),  Sens. Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) and Tony Avella (D-Bayside), and 4 other co-sponsors.  Carlos’ Law, known officially as S.4373B, would increase fines and […]

New York State Construction Fatalities Are on the Rise

According to NYCOSH’s 2019 “Deadly Skyline” Report, Construction fatalities in New York State are on the rise.  This is due to the fact that construction worksites have dangerous working conditions and worker safety is not a priority.  Employers regularly violate safety regulations and rarely suffer any consequences.  NYCOSH’s “Deadly Skyline” Report also discovered that Construction fatalities have […]

Winter Blood Drive for New York Blood Center

We held our firmwide Blood Drive to benefit the New York Blood Center on February 15, 2019.  Winter storms, frigid temperatures and the wide spread flu are making it harder for the communities of New York and New Jersey to maintain their critical blood supply. Cancelled blood drives and reduced donor turnout through January have resulted […]