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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 underreporting…

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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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Experienced Worker’s Compensation Attorneys Koster and Weiner Become Partners

Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP is proud to announce that two longtime associates at our firm have become partners. Attorney Kelly Koster, a senior associate at the firm for twenty-two years, has been promoted to partner. Attorney Koster relentlessly manages all phases of workers compensation claims, including section 32 settlements, occupational claims and…

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Workers Compensation for Truck Driver Injuries and Fatalities

Recently, a multi-vehicle accident in the Bronx resulted in at least three deaths along with many additional injuries. The accidents involved 18-wheeler trucks. One 18-wheeler was stopped in traffic on Cross Bronx Expressway in the middle lane. Another approaching 18-wheeler was not able to stop his own truck and he hit the 18-wheeler.  A chain…

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Can Undocumented Workers Get Workers’ Compensation in New York City?

New York City aims to be as welcoming as possible to undocumented immigrants who live within the city. The city is a so-called “sanctuary city,” because it limits cooperation with federal immigration authorities. Undocumented immigrants were also given the ability to get municipal ID cards so they would have identification, and the city is now…

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New York Attorney Jordan A. Ziegler named Vice Chair of Advisory Board at Occupational & Environmental Medicine of Long Island at Northwell Health

New York City attorney Jordan A. Ziegler of Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP, was recently appointed Vice Chair of the Advisory Board at Occupational & Environmental Medicine of Long Island at Northwell Health. “It’s an honor to serve as vice chair of the advisory board for one of the leading health care providers…

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When Workers’ Compensation Medical Care is Denied and Delayed

The purpose of workers’ compensation in New York City is to help workers quickly access medical care and lost wages while recovering from a workplace injury.  The ultimate goal in many cases is for employees to get back on their feet – literally and figuratively – and start working again. However, employers they clearly need to…

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