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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 […]

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 […]