Queens Construction Worker Injured on the Job

Queens construction site accidents are unfortunately all too common, and can sometimes lead to devastating injuries for workers. Without proper representation, these workers may not receive the compensation they deserve.

People work honest jobs in order to earn for the important things in their lives. People are motivated by a lot of things – perhaps a career goal, or to help sustain their families, or to simply work because it’s their passion. However, as in the case of this particular client, sometimes work is a matter of helping families survive day-to-day living.

This particular Orlow Firm client has a son with cerebral palsy and a wife waiting for him to go back from construction work. Unfortunately, after lifting heavy objects from a basement, his arm was crushed by two metal poles. There were broken scaffolds around him, and his nose and arms were bleeding. But accidents happen, so this particular client of ours felt he had to “man up.”

However, the following night, the pain was too much to bear and he had to go to the hospital. It was only then that he was informed that his arm was actually broken, and not simply sprained. Unfortunately, our client does not have enough knowledge about how the law may help him get compensation for his injuries, and this is where The Orlow Firm steps in.

Our firm made sure to walk our client through all the processes involved and explained everything thoroughly. We explained why it was safer not to talk about legal matters without our representative with him. As accidents tend to be a sensitive case, we made sure to contact him frequently through the phone or through regular visits.

In the end, he was provided with compensation and was back to work after a period of recovery. We made sure his son with cerebral palsy also had a van for quick travel and transport.

At The Orlow Firm, we can guarantee our clients that they will be kept up to date with everything that is happening to their case. We make sure to present all available options, their perks and potential effects, before asking their decision about what to do with the case.

Should you be interested in anything about the law, please contact The Orlow Firm for a free consultation with one of our experienced New York City construction accident attorneys.

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Police Brutality: Protecting Your Rights

How Can I Protect My Rights When It Comes to Police Brutality?

Police misconduct is an unfortunate occurrence that’s becoming increasingly common in this state. For the most part, police officers pride themselves on protecting citizens and keeping our cities safe. However, like any occupation that involves power, there are some bad seeds that abuse and misuse their authority, violating the rights of citizens. A recent case was brought to our attention in Queens that represents a disturbing instance of police brutality.

The city of New York reached a $169,000 settlement with Stefon Luckey after a 2013 case of police mistreatment. The Queens man was standing outside with friends when a few police officers broke up the group by stopping and frisking them. The officers got forceful and rough with Luckey, using pepper spray to take him down to be frisked. After consulting with an attorney about the matter, Luckey was able to voice his opinion in a courtroom about the racial profiling and excessive and needless violence used by the police officers. With no visible motive for the encounter and proof of unnecessary violence, the police officers didn’t stand a chance against Luckey and his attorney.

This story is becoming one that’s heard frequently and as a citizen, it’s important to know your rights against police brutality. At The Orlow Firm, we represent those who have been mistreated by police officers to bring justice and monetary settlements due to personal injury. More often than not, police misconduct happens to victims who haven’t even committed a crime. This abuse of power is illegal, especially if it causes bodily harm or injury to the victim. If you feel you’ve been the target of excessive force used by police, contact The Orlow Firm as soon as possible. In the state of New York, you only have 90 days from the time of the incident to file a claim against the police department.

As a law firm that specializes in police misconduct cases, we hope to bring your own case to justice, just like Stefon Luckey. A formal apology for misconduct and monetary help for your injury will not correct the situation. However, it can shine a light on the mistreatment that citizens face from police officers, and can hopefully contribute to a change.

With experience in police misconduct trials, Attorney Adam Orlow is a seasoned personal injury at The Orlow Firm. He’s heard many police brutality stories and represented countless victims. Attorney Orlow states:

“It is bad enough when police officers improperly stop someone for no legitimate reason. Worse, is when officers then try to justify the encounter by creating false charges against and/or physically attacking an innocent person.  Unfortunately, events like this occur all too often in this City and victims of such police abuse are able to protect their rights in court.”

If you feel you’ve been wrongly treated by a police officer, don’t be intimidated by the legal actions you need to take to get justice. The Orlow Firm is here to help you navigate the process and receive a satisfying outcome. For a confidential and thorough assessment of your NYC police misconduct case, give our experienced attorneys a call today at (646) 647-3398.

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Procedure Changes for Lead Testing Methods at NYC Schools

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New York City has recently stated an adjustment to its procedure for testing the water supply of schools for dangerous lead levels. This new procedure is being implemented after experts said the methods that were being used could lower the levels found.

The night before the samples were taken the contractors would let the water run from all outlets for two hours. This is a practice known as pre-stagnation flushing which can lead to lower than normal lead levels in samples. The Environmental Protection Agency does have voluntary guidelines for testing the water in schools that do not mention pre-stagnation flushing.

A Spokeswoman for Mayor Bill de Blasio stated that in the future the city will try to test the water as much as possible while school is in session and not on Monday mornings. Starting in October the city plans to retest every building that had over 15 parts per billion of lead.

If you have questions regarding lead poisoning in the New York City area, contact the personal injury attorneys of The Orlow Firm. Call (646) 647-3398 or send us a message online.

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What are the Dangers of Living in a New York Housing Authority Project?

Living in a New York City Housing Authority building can be dangerous. In many situations the security is not what it should be or door locks are not fixed for an extended period of time. It’s not always the front door lock that’s broken, sometimes it’s the back door lock, which lets anybody who wants come into the building. Many times this can lead to dangerous situations. If you are living in a NYC Housing Authority building and don’t feel safe contact the premises liability attorneys at The Orlow Firm today.

Call (646) 647-3398 today.

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What Type of Action Can Be Taken Against The New York Housing Authority?

There was a scandal recently involving The New York Housing Authority and lead paint. If a young child has a high level of lead after a test the doctor by law has to report it to the Department of Health. Even if some time has gone by you should still contact the New York lead poisoning attorneys at The Orlow Firm today. In certain cases, if there’s a good excuse why you didn’t do a notice to claim on time, you can file a motion in court and ask the Judge for an extension.

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