New York Workers’ Compensation Laws

New York City Workers’ Compensation Regulations

People tend not to think about their rights after an on-the-job accident until they have actually been injured. When injuries do occur, pain, worry, time-consuming medical treatment and even prescribed narcotics can make it difficult to have a full understanding of one’s rights.

The experienced New York construction site accident lawyers of The Orlow Firm have effectively helped numerous workers following on-the-job injuries. If you’ve been injured, contact us for a no-charge discussion of your rights. Call (646) 647-3398 or contact us online. When you work with us, you will speak with a partner at the firm. We believe you should expect nothing less from the firm you choose for your injury case.

Workers’ Compensation Facts

Here are a few facts about workers’ compensation law that are important to any claim:

  • Workers’ compensation benefits provide for a portion of lost wages, medical expenses and disability compensation for injured workers.
  • Often, seriously injured workers’ claims are denied by administrative law judges (ALJs).
  • Injured workers cannot sue their employer or co-workers following injuries.
  • Workers can sue negligent third parties, including contractors and subcontractors.

If you have been injured in a construction site accident, we can refer you to an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer and then handle your third-party claim when circumstances permit.

Why Work With The Orlow Firm?

Our experience and commitment to injured clients’ rights have yielded millions of dollars in compensation, many clients and numerous referrals. Recent testimonials from former clients include:

  • Heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Orlow. You taught me to stand up for my rights …
  • As a former client, I have great admiration for you and your sons for the way they represent clients in the best legal way. Keep up your good work.
  • I thank you for a job well done. You will always be in my heart.

Contact the Orlow Firm Today

Contact The Orlow Firm for experienced legal representation in third-party claims. We offer free initial consultations and operate four offices across New York City for your convenience. We can go to you if you cannot come to us.

To contact an attorney, call (646) 647-3398 or send us an online message.

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Lost Wages Due to Injuries at Work

Compensation After A Work-Related Injury

Workplace accidents are stressful. On top of the pain and medical care, injured workers often worry about how they will make ends meet while they are unable to work. Fortunately, injured workers can often obtain compensation for their lost wages through workers’ compensation or a personal injury claim.

At The Orlow Firm, our New York City personal injury lawyers have extensive experience helping injured workers obtain the compensation they need to recover from serious workplace accidents. We can help all types of injured workers collect lost wages when they have to miss a significant period away from work. When you come to our firm, you will speak directly with a partner at our firm. We think you should expect nothing less.

Accidents Happen To All Types Of Workers

Construction workers may be especially likely to miss work due to accidents. Their jobs are physically challenging even when they are healthy. An injury can easily result in missed time from a construction job. If you have missed work because of a serious construction injury, our law firm may be able to help you obtain compensation for your losses through a construction accident lawsuit.

Although construction sites are particularly dangerous, any worker can become involved in a workplace accident. Sales workers and others who drive for a living may be in motor vehicle accidents. Office workers may sustain back injuries or slip and fall on poorly maintained floors or stairs. Regardless of what kind of job a worker has, he or she may have legal options for lost wages due to job-related accidents.

How The Orlow Firm Can Help

At The Orlow Firm, our law firm can refer you to a qualified workers’ compensation firm if you have lost time at work due to a job-related injury. Through workers’ compensation, you can receive at least partial wage replacement.

We will also investigate your accident for potential third-party claims. Third-party claims may be filed against negligent parties other than your employer, and you can often obtain more money damages than from workers’ compensation alone. Our team will work to show the value of the time you have missed at work as well as time that you may have to miss in the future due to your injuries.

Contact The Orlow Firm

Our personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will not owe us attorneys fees unless we are successful in your claim.

To discuss your case with one of our New York workers compensation attorneys, call (646) 647-3398 or contact us online.

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Brooklyn Tour Bus Accident Claims Attorneys

Tour buses are common sights on the streets and highways throughout New York City and the surrounding areas. Many people and organizations utilize tour buses for large group events, sightseeing and transportation to and from the region’s casinos. Unfortunately, these buses are frequently involved in accidents, leaving passengers and pedestrians seriously injured.

If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in a tour bus accident, get help from a skilled personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. At The Orlow Firm, we use over 30 years of experience handling motor vehicle accident and other personal injury cases for clients who are from New York or tourists who were injured in New York. Our firm is sensitive to the needs of injured individuals and their families, but aggressive in our pursuit of compensation for the medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses you may have incurred as a result of someone else’s negligence.

If you have been injured by a tour bus, get the help you need from an experienced personal injury attorney. Call The Orlow Firm at (646) 647-3398 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

Brooklyn Tour Bus Accident Injuries

Whether you were in an accident riding on a tour bus or a pedestrian who was hit by a tour bus, injuries in these types of accidents are often extremely devastating due to the sheer size and weight of these vehicles. We represent clients who have suffered a range of injuries, including:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Closed head injuries and concussions
  • Open head wounds
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Amputations
  • Burns
  • Broken bones
  • Serious lacerations and abrasions

We also handle wrongful death lawsuits for families who have lost loved ones in fatal tour bus accidents.

Tour Bus Accident Claims

Since tour buses are operated by private companies, it is important to have legal counsel on your side who do not shy away from taking on any opponent. Our firm conducts a thorough investigation into the accident in order to determine and obtain documentation detailing the causes of the accident. We can then file claims against any and all parties that may be responsible, such as the tour bus company, any companies that may have been responsible for the maintenance of the buses or the bus driver.

Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers in NYC Today

To learn more about the process through which tour bus accident injury claims are handled, get in touch with our New York bus accident attorneys at The Orlow Firm.

Email our office or call (646) 647-3398 today to schedule your free initial consultation.

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Can you sure your spouse in a car accident?

Can You Sue Your Spouse for Car Accident Injuries?

If you have been injured in a car accident and the accident is your spouse’s fault, can you sue your spouse for damages? The answer, in the past, was “no”. Today, the answer is “yes”, but only if you have spousal insurance coverage. Spousal insurance is a recent addition to available New York insurance coverage. If you have been injured in an accident caused by your spouse, it is important to have an attorney who is familiar with spousal insurance provisions.

At The Orlow Firm, our attorneys have extensive experience handling car accident cases and are knowledgeable in the complex insurance issues that come into play. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by your spouse, we can help you explore your legal options and seek maximum compensation for the hardships you have suffered.

Contact our New York City law firm today to speak with an experienced New York spousal insurance lawyer.

NYC Sue Spouse Attorney

Spousal insurance coverage can be obtained from your own insurance company for a relatively low premium. However, when it comes time to collect from that policy your insurance company may try to delay or deny the compensation you are entitled to. This is where an experienced personal injury lawyer can help.

With spousal insurance coverage, you may pursue compensation for pain and suffering and other elements that would not be covered if you did not have that coverage. Our attorneys are well versed in the laws pertaining to spousal insurance coverage and know how to seek maximum compensation for our clients.

Contact the Orlow Firm

Have you been injured in a car accident that was caused by your spouse? If so, contact our New York car accident lawyers today for information regarding your legal rights.

Call (646) 647-3398 to speak with an attorney at the Orlow Firm.

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Long-Term Effects Of Sexually Abused Children

Effects Of Sexual Abuse Can Linger For Decades

The effects of sexual abuse don’t end when the abuse stops. In all likelihood, children who are sexually abused will deal with the consequences of their abuse for the rest of their lives. The long-term consequences are one reason that victims of sexual abuse may consider filing legal claims against sexual predators and the agencies or entities that robbed them of a childhood and caused significant problems as an adult.

At The Orlow Firm, our experienced New York sexual abuse lawyers are familiar with the potential long-term effects on sexually abused children. We understand how to create a compelling case for compensation based on the serious emotional and mental harm that sexual abuse can cause. We serve clients throughout New York City, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.

Effect Of Sexual Assault On Kids

Initially, children who are victims of sexual abuse may display behavioral changes such as withdrawal or angry outbursts. There may be other warning signs. The effects of sexual abuse can linger for decades, however, and in some cases, children who appear unaffected will deal with consequences in later decades.

The long-term consequences of sexual abuse can depend on the length and severity of the abuse and other factors. In general, they can include:

  • Depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, insomnia and other mental and emotional problems
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Low-self esteem
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Difficulty with relationships

In addition, children who are sexually abused may be more likely to be future victims of sexual abuse as adolescents and adults.

Dealing With The Effects

If you were sexually abused, you did not have control over the abuse that happened to you, but you do have control over the long-term effects. Treatment, including psychotherapy or other counseling, can help you deal with both the short-term and long-term impact of child sexual abuse. There are resources that can help you learn what to do about sexual abuse.

Contact the Orlow Firm

To learn more about the long-term effects of sexual abuse and to find out whether an attorney can help you, contact The Orlow Firm.

Call (646) 647-3398 or contact us online.

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