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Worker's Compensation Drug Formulary Adopted

The 2017-2018 budget agreement for New York state included numerous workers’ compensation reforms.  Among these reforms is a drug formulary requirement. Legislators cited a number of recent studies showing a drug formulary in workers’ compensation cases could slash costs in New York by nearly 30 percent. That’s big when you consider that, as noted by the...

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New York Workers’ Compensation: Coming-and-Going Rule and Exceptions

Most people don’t give much thought to their daily commute. However, if you are injured on your way to work, you may have a difficult time getting workers’ compensation in New York. That is in large part due to the “coming-and-going” rule. This is a common law principle holding that if you are coming or...

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Study: More Nyc Work Injuries At Companies With High Pressure To Earn

According to a new study published recently in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the higher the pressure to meet earning quotas, the more likely the odds of workplace injury. Study authors posit a causal relationship between companies that barely meet or just exceed their financial earnings forecasts, comparative to those that missed or exceeded...

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Bill Extends Workers’ Compensation to New York Rideshare Drivers

Rideshare drivers could soon have expanded coverage for work-related injuries, following the passage of New York’s fiscal 2017-2018 budget, which calls for amendments to the Black Car Fund. Further, rideshare services will now be permitted to operate throughout New York, rather than solely in the city. Uber and Lyft drivers are a significant segment born...

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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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