Blog Posts in 2012

  • 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 Grossman Wolfe & Freund. Her name is Ariella Herman. This accomplished woman is a graduate of the New York University Law School. She was ...
  • 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 ...
  • 6-Jul-2012

    Car Accidents in Commercial Vehicles

    Car crashes can create painful injuries. Maybe you got extreme whiplash from being rear-ended, or possibly you were seriously injured because of a violent crash. If you were in a commercial vehicle and were working when the accident occurred, and it ...
  • 7-Jun-2012

    Workers' Compensation and a Late Report

    A man who worked for Waste Connections for more than a decade pulled his back out while lifting a 45 pound pallet from a conveyor belt. The day of the accident, the man was busy working and did not stop to assess the situation. He reported that he ...
  • 25-May-2012

    Company's Safety Violations Lead to Worker Suffering Injuries

    After a workplace accident seriously injured one man in Jenkinsburg, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) became involved immediately to review the work environment and circumstances surrounding the incident. Since the ...
  • 6-May-2012

    Business Owners to be Charged with Felonies for Failure to Purchase Workers' Comp Insurance

    A new bill before the Massachusetts legislature could seriously affect business owners. If the bill is passed, any business owners that do not purchase workers' compensation insurance can be charged with a felony. As it stands now, business ...
  • 7-Apr-2012

    Tragedy Strikes during Workplace Accident

    Tragedy struck in Fort Mill last week when a man lost his life on the job. As with any workplace accident, the incident is being investigated by multiple parties. The victim, 59-year-old R.B., was working when he was struck by a forklift. Although he ...
  • 29-Mar-2012

    Workplace Accident Statistics Every Employee Should Know

    A workplace injury can happen to anyone, anywhere, in any line of work. Read the statistics below to learn more about workplace injuries and you'll see how prevalent wounds of this nature are in the U.S. Studies show that more than 4.1 million ...
  • 10-Feb-2012

    Court Rejects Facebook Photos in Workers' Compensation Case

    Social media is being used for much more than checking up on peoples' statuses these days. It has been brought into courtrooms across the country, such as the court that is reviewing a case of workers' compensation in Arkansas. The man at the ...