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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 […]

Union Member struck by Distracted Driver, Receives $1 Million Dollar Settlement

Our client, a phone company field technician and union member, was leaving a job site in Far Rockaway when another vehicle ran a stop sign, t-boning his work vehicle. The reckless driver who caused the crash was cited for driver inattention/distraction.  Our client suffered serious and painful injuries, including several herniated discs. Fine, Olin & […]

$925,000 Settlement for Union Member Injured in Fall Down Accident

Any worker knows falling from a ladder can have devastating consequences. Unfortunately, that is precisely what happened to our client on a Suffolk County job site. He was working alone on a 15’ foot ladder when he felt the feet begin to slip, sending him crashing to the ground. Before the fall occurred, our client […]

General Contractor Held Accountable For Unsafe Place To Work by Sub-Contractor – $850,000 Settlement

General contractors must provide a safe place to work for all sub-contractors. If one sub-contractor leaves a dangerous condition at the construction site and another sub-contractor is hurt, then both the general contractor and the sub-contractor who created the dangerous condition are accountable for the damages caused. Iron workers cannot leave angle irons lying around […]