Blog Posts in 2013

11.26.2013
Attorney Ryan Obtains $6M Settlement for Injured Worker

The legal team at Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP is pleased to announce that Attorney William J. Ryan was recently successful in securing a $6 million settlement on behalf of his client, K.T.C. The 50-year-old laborer had been unloading a ...

08.14.2013
Filing a Civil Lawsuit after a New York Construction Accident

If you were recently injured in a New York construction accident, you may be wondering what steps you should take to secure compensation. While most manual laborers are entitled to workers' compensation benefits under the law, it is important to ...

08.05.2013
$1,750,000 Jury Verdict Secured on Behalf of Accident Victim

The legal team at Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP is proud to announce that Attorney Dennis A. Breen recently won a $1,750,000.00 jury verdict on behalf of his client, K.H. The 44-year-old had been injured while working on a construction ...

07.26.2013
Slip & Falls Pose a More Serious Risk to Construction Workers

As you may know, slip and fall accidents pose a serious risk to the entire American population. Statistics show that nearly 17,000 people suffer fatal injuries in slip and fall accidents each year and that falls are the leading cause of non-fatal ...

05.17.2013
Who is Liable Under New York Labor Law 240 & 241?

According to the New York City Buildings Department, approximately 250 construction workers are injured annually while on the job, and another 5 to 20 are involved in fatal accidents. It is for this reason that lawmakers in the state have enacted a ...

04.25.2013
Can I Seek Workers' Comp for a Psychological Injury?

Unfortunately, all employees in the state of New York are susceptible to the consequences of a work-related accident, but it could be argued that manual laborers are faced with an increased risk of injury. Since construction workers are expected to ...

04.11.2013
Big Business Interests Attempt to Repeal New York's Scaffold Law

About New York Labor Law 240 New York Labor Law 240, also known as New York's "Scaffold Law," was enacted to prevent any more unnecessary deaths in the construction industry. Since a substantial number of workers have regularly been ...