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Attorney Matthew Funk New President of New York State Trial Lawyers Association

Attorney Matthew Funk of Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP, will be installed Tuesday, June 13th as President of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA). The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. in New York City. “I’m honored to serve as President of the leading trial lawyers’ association in...

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Unlicensed Contractor Indicted After Fatal Brooklyn Construction Accident

Following a September 2015 collapse that killed a construction worker, an unlicensed contractor is now facing manslaughter, fraud and other charges in connection with the incident. The defendant in the case is Michael Weiss, owner of two companies without contractor licenses, who oversaw a construction project at 656 Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn. According to prosecutors,...

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New York Attorney Jordan A. Ziegler Appointed to Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

New York City attorney Jordan A. Ziegler of Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP, was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. "I'm honored to be appointed to the board of such a worthwhile organization that does so much good for the residents of Long Island,"...

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New York City Injury Plaintiffs Rights at Risk if Federal Tort Reforms Clear Hurdles

The civil justice system levels the playing field between individuals and powerful entities. When someone is hurt, a victim can use the civil justice system to pursue a claim for damages. Civil lawsuits make it possible for patients to sue for compensation of losses caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of others. Defendants in these...

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Obtaining Workers Compensation for New York City Airport Workers

Airport workers face a substantial risk of being hurt or killed on-the-job. So many things can happen to cause injuries in an airport, from random accidents like tripping over a passenger's bags to acts of violence. When a worker is hurt, it is important they understand what types of work injury benefits are available. An injured airport worker...

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What Happens if an Independent Contractor Gets Hurt On-the-Job in New York?

Workers' compensation laws provide broad protection to workers by ensuring that any worker hurt while performing work tasks may file a civil lawsuit. A worker who is employed by a company should have their medical bills paid and should be eligible for certain benefits, including disability compensation, even if the employee gets hurt and the cause...

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New York City Contemplating Apprenticeship Program to Reduce Work Accidents

The recent building boom in New York City has led to a troubling rise in the number of construction workers killed on-the-job. There were 30 workers killed in the past two years alone, and thousands of construction workers from throughout the city gathered recently to mourn and remember those who lost their lives trying to...

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Lack of Regulation on Shorter Buildings Puts NYC Construction Workers at Risk

In New York City, more than 75 percent of construction workers who died in accidents on construction sites from 2010 to 2015 were killed when they were working on a construction project involving a building that was 10 stories or less in height. The total number of people were killed while working on constructing buildings...

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Construction Workers at Risk of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

In 1992, construction workers were afflicted with approximately 55,000 work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). In 2014, only 18,000 WMSDs were recorded. Although this can seem like a big improvement, Fox News indicates that the decline happened at the same time as an overall reduction in construction work injuries and could also be attributed in part to injury...

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Cuomo’s Gig Economy Task Force: Hope For The Self Employed

Expansion of rideshare services opportunity for New York workers' rights Did you know your local economy resides right at your fingertips? We live in an age of convenience, where our smartphones provide an active social link between ourselves and a multitude of resources. Need to shop? Want to talk to a friend across the world?...

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