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Notifying Your Employer After a Work-Related Injury
If you should ever suffer a work-related injury in the State of New York, it is imperative that you notify your employer of the injury promptly in order to be eligible to file for a worker’s compensation claim. You must tell your employer in ...
Tips to Help Drivers Avoid a Truck Accident
We have all seen the massive devastation that a truck accident can create. As these vehicles can carry as much as 40 tons worth of cargo, the weight of an 18-wheeler can do incredible damage in the event of a collision with a smaller vehicle. For ...
Construction Related Fatalities on the Rise in NY
Recent analysis has shown that it is a dangerous time to be a construction worker in New York. Records indicate that the number of construction-related deaths has sharply increased in recent years, jumping from seven fatalities in 2012-2013 to ...
What is a Mass Tort?
A “mass tort” is a civil case that involves many different plaintiffs who are all suing one or a few defendants for similar reasons. These cases are given their namesake due to the high number of people involved, as well as the common use ...
State Senate Unanimously Passes Work Safety Act
Last year, the state senate voted unanimously to pass the Work Safety Act. Sponsored by state Senator Diane Savino, this bill is designed to increase protections for construction workers on New York roads and prevent construction accidents. Those who ...
$1,900,000 Recovered in Mediated Settlement
In a recent case involving a construction worker struck by a fallen object on site, our construction accident attorneys were able to negotiate a substantial settlement to cover the damages suffered as a result of the accident in a mediated ...
$1.34 Million Recovered in Head Injury Verdict
Attorney William J. Ryan of Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP recently represented a man injured by a motor vehicle accident, securing a verdict to cover the plaintiff's damages. The case claimed that the plaintiff, our attorney, ...
Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan Secures $950,000 Settlement
The legal team at Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP is pleased to announce that we were recently able to secure a $950,000.00 settlement on behalf of an injured construction worker. The victim had been assigned to work on the roof of a new ...
Attorney Ilchert Negotiates $1,250,000 Settlement
Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP is proud to announce that Attorney George Ilchert was recently successful in securing a $1,250,000.00 settlement on behalf of his client, J.P.M. The plaintiff was injured back in 2011 when he and a co-worker ...
How Much Is My Construction Accident Case Worth?
There are numerous factors that must be taken into consideration when determining the value of a construction accident claim. The severity of your injuries, the cost of medical and other accident-related expenses, the loss of income you experienced ...
Who is Entitled to Workers' Compensation in New York?
What is Workers' Compensation? Workers' compensation is a form of insurance coverage that employers are required to carry for the purpose of protecting their employees in the event of an unfortunate workplace accident. Other than a few ...
Attorney Ryan Obtains $6M Settlement for Injured Worker
The legal team at Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP is pleased to announce that Attorney William J. Ryan was recently successful in securing a $6 million settlement on behalf of his client, K.T.C. The 50-year-old laborer had been unloading a ...
Filing a Civil Lawsuit after a New York Construction Accident
If you were recently injured in a New York construction accident, you may be wondering what steps you should take to secure compensation. While most manual laborers are entitled to workers' compensation benefits under the law, it is important to ...
$1,750,000 Jury Verdict Secured on Behalf of Accident Victim
The legal team at Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP is proud to announce that Attorney Dennis A. Breen recently won a $1,750,000.00 jury verdict on behalf of his client, K.H. The 44-year-old had been injured while working on a construction ...
Slip & Falls Pose a More Serious Risk to Construction Workers
As you may know, slip and fall accidents pose a serious risk to the entire American population. Statistics show that nearly 17,000 people suffer fatal injuries in slip and fall accidents each year and that falls are the leading cause of non-fatal ...
Who is Liable Under New York Labor Law 240 & 241?
According to the New York City Buildings Department, approximately 250 construction workers are injured annually while on the job, and another 5 to 20 are involved in fatal accidents. It is for this reason that lawmakers in the state have enacted a ...
Can I Seek Workers' Comp for a Psychological Injury?
Unfortunately, all employees in the state of New York are susceptible to the consequences of a work-related accident, but it could be argued that manual laborers are faced with an increased risk of injury. Since construction workers are expected to ...
Bicycle Messenger Receives $1 Million Settlement
On September 25th, 2012, bicycle messenger Bernabe Herrera-Ferino was awarded $1,000,000.00 in a pre-trial settlement after he sustained serious injuries to his leg, knee, and ankle during a motor vehicle versus bicycle accident. The accident itself ...
Protect Your Family From Underinsured Drivers
If you own and operate any type of vehicle, it may be a good idea to protect yourself from uninsured and underinsured motorists by including sufficient Supplemental Underinsured Motorist and Uninsured Motorist coverage (SUM/UM) in your policy. In ...
Fall Injuries in the Workplace
According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 605 workers were killed by falling to the same or lower level in 2009—with an additional 212,760 workers being seriously injured for the same reason. The fact remains that falls are one of ...
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