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Are you overworked in the summer heat?

If you work outside worksites in New York, July and August can bring brutal heat. In construction and other manual labor jobs, crew managers and superiors on a worksite may not always prioritize the safety of workers who perform hard labor in the summer heat. In some cases, the pressure to meet certain project goals on time drives employers to encourage employees toward unsafe work habits.

Can I sue my employer if I get hurt at work?

After an injury on the job, the most obvious thing to do is file a workers' compensation claim and use all the tools at your disposal to make sure that you get the most out of the claim. However, many employees wonder if it is possible to sue their employer instead of accepting the workers' compensation benefits.

Don’t accept less than you deserve after a car accident injury

When you suffer an injury in a car accident, you may think that it's time for the insurance companies to step in and do their jobs so you can get on with your recovery. Theoretically, this is true, but it is often not how things play out in the real world.

5 things to know about your hard hat

One of the first things you do when you set foot on a construction site is to put on your hard hat. You know it is a safety requirement to wear one at all times. Your hard hat can make a major difference if you hit your head on a stationary object or if you happen to suffer a hit from a falling object.

Can I sue an airline for mistreating my child?

In the last several months, passenger mistreatment has been front and center in the public eye. The incident that galvanized much of the public conversation occurred only weeks ago when United Airlines dragged a doctor off of a plane, ostensibly to make room for crew it wanted to get to another flight. However, there are other recent examples of airline personnel exhibiting surprising disregard for human decency.

Safe construction sites are best for workers and contractors

If you work in construction in New York, whether in the city proper, or in one of her bedroom communities, then you probably know someone who has suffered an injury on the job. You do not have to search very long to find many reports of preventable injuries or deaths on construction sites, and the state's Department of Buildings is taking notice.

  • $2.05 Million Settlement Mother of Two Struck and Killed by Motorist

    StolzenbergCortelli LLP recently resolved a heart breaking wrongful death action. The mother of two was struck and killed, while she crossed a roadway.

  • $1.1 Million Settlement StolzenbergCortelli LLP Settles Trip Over Nail Case

    Terrence and Howard settled a trip and fall case for $1,100,000. In this case, our client (a resident of Brooklyn) was a cleaning lady who was hired to clean the newsroom of the Wall Street Journal.

  • $750,000 Verdict Jane and John Doe v. Defendant Driver

    The names are redacted for privacy reasons. In this automobile accident case, the female plaintiff was injured and suffered seriously debilitating injuries.

  • $525,000 Settlement Injured When the Trailer upon which He was Standing Collapsed

    Our client was a teamster, working at a concrete plant in Westchester, when he was seriously injured. At the time, he was standing on a trailer, which is colloquially known as a "low boy", when the wooden slats upon which he was standing, collapsed.

  • $457,500 Settlement Car Accident Victim With Pre-Existing Neck Injury

    Settled a client's case for $457,500. The client suffered a significant cervical spine injury requiring a fusion surgery.He was t-boned by a car exiting Purdy's farmer and the Fish in Somers, New York.

  • $450,000 Settlement StolzenbergCortelli LLP Settles Construction Accident Case

    Howard Stolzenberg settled a case for $450,000 where a construction worker was forced to use an exterior fire escape ladder to access the top of the building all while carrying a one gallon bucket of paint. The worker fell and fractured his ankle.

  • $100,000 Settlement Teenager Hit From Behind

    We just settled a case for a young girl who was injured when she was struck from behind while waiting at a red light at an intersection near the entrance to the Saw Mill in Yonkers. She had hip and shoulder surgery.

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