New York Workers' Compensation Blog

  • 20-Jan-2013

    New Legislation Introduced: Workers' Comp Reforms for 2013

    Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed reforms to workers' compensation in his State of the State report on January 9, 2013. These reforms are geared to save employers in the state money. The plan includes the closing of certain funds that the Governor ...
  • 14-Jan-2013

    Crane Accidents Result in Injuries and Deaths in New York

    Large cranes are a common sight on construction sites in New York, and are used to transport materials in new buildings or replacing components such as air conditioners, or other improvements to an existing structure. On January 10, 2013, a crane ...
  • 8-Jan-2013

    Offshore Fisherman Job Reforms in Place to Enhance Safety

    Offshore workers are some of the most at-risk workers in the United States. Whether these employees are working on fishing boats in the deep oceans or are on oil drilling rigs, they are often put in dangerous situations when the storms arise or the ...
  • 24-Dec-2012

    Why is Worker's Compensation State, not Federal?

    Currently, lawmakers are debating whether or not they should eliminate all the state worker’s compensation laws and replace them with one federal law. Interestingly enough, there is not even one federal worker’s compensation law at ...
  • 30-Oct-2012

    Want Social Security Disability Insurance? We're the Firm for You!

    If you are a New Yorker who is seeking Social Security Disability Insurance, chances are that you have already applied for the insurance payments with the Social Security Administration. Sadly, not everyone who applies for disability is granted the ...
  • 1-Oct-2012

    Ariella Herman Joins Our Firm!

    Recently, we added a new attorney to our team of accomplished and hardworking lawyers at Katz, Leidman, Freund & Herman. Her name is Ariella Herman. This accomplished woman is a graduate of the New York University Law School. She was formerly a ...
  • 20-Sep-2012

    Case Results: $3 Million Settlement for Construction Worker

    Construction work is one of the most dangerous jobs. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, nearly 6.5 million people work at about 252,000 construction sites every single day. The injury rate for these workers is higher than ...
  • 5-Sep-2012

    Case Results: 2.3 Million Dollar Settlement for Anesthesia Accident

    As a young mother, nothing is as important as your children. That is why we knew that we needed to fight hard for the young mom who came to our firm with a devastating case. She had allowed her child to undergo an elective surgery. Originally, the ...
  • 8-Aug-2012

    Caterpillar Tries to Eliminate Workers' Compensation

    Despite success, Caterpillar doesn’t want employees to have the benefits that many labor unions advocate for. Caterpillar has a global reputation because of its two-tier wages and higher-worker contributions for health insurance. Often ...
  • 25-Jul-2012

    Nail Salon Workers are Subject to Dangerous Substances

    Did you know that your nail salon is full of dangerous, disease causing chemicals? The Department of Toxic Substances Control released a report that said that many nail polishes have dangerous toxins that could harm both workers and customers in ...
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