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11.20.2015
New York Law Journal Mentions Four of Our Motor Vehicle Victories

Here at Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP, everything our New York City personal injury attorneys do, we do for our clients. We always want to help people get back on their feet and stop at nothing to ensure that injured people are fairly ...

11.19.2015
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 ...

11.13.2015
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 ...

11.06.2015
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 ...

09.10.2015
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 ...

08.26.2015
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 ...

12.15.2014
Firm Wins Award for 2014 Top Construction Accident Cases In NY State

For the fourth year in a year, Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan, LLP has been in the New York Law Journals Top Settlements! Our firm has been awarded the New York Law Journal 2014 award for Top Construction Accidents in New York State. The award ...

08.27.2014
$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 ...

08.14.2014
$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, ...

07.25.2014
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 ...

06.19.2014
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 ...

01.22.2014
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 ...

01.20.2014
Attorney Ryan's Case on List of "Top New York Settlements of 2013"

Of all the settlements, mediations and arbitrations reported to VerdictSearch.com last year, the New York Law Journal selected 25 as the "Top New York Settlements of 2013." Our team at Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP is proud to ...

01.17.2014
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 ...

11.26.2013
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 ...

08.14.2013
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 ...

08.05.2013
$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 ...

07.26.2013
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 ...

05.17.2013
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 ...

04.25.2013
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 ...

04.11.2013
Big Business Interests Attempt to Repeal New York's Scaffold Law

About New York Labor Law 240 New York Labor Law 240, also known as New York's "Scaffold Law," was enacted to prevent any more unnecessary deaths in the construction industry. Since a substantial number of workers have regularly been ...

12.04.2012
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 ...

06.05.2012
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 ...

06.04.2012
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 ...

01.06.2012
George Ilchert Joins Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL)

We are pleased to announce that Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP p artner George W. Ilchert now participates in the Pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL), an organization created to network with personal injury ...

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