Since the doors of our law firm first opened in 1933, we have operated on the belief that New Yorkers who have been hurt on the job should be treated with respect. We are completely committed to helping injured workers obtain the compensation they need to heal and plan for the future.
This compensation may come through workers’ compensation claims, social security disability claims, supplemental security income, and personal injury cases. We represent our clients from multiple offices throughout New York, including our Long Island office which is located at 1778 Hempstead Turnpike East Meadow, NY 11554.
About Long Island
When most people think of Long Island, beaches, great food, and beautiful state parks immediately come to mind. This island, which is 118 miles long and 23 miles wide is the most populous island in the United States, with around 7.5 million residents. It’s even home to the oldest lighthouse in New York State – Montauk Point Lighthouse!
Today, Long Island is home to many notable companies and institutions that are involved in scientific research and engineering, such as Brookhaven National Laboratory and a branch of the Department of Energy that focuses on research. The majority of residents are employed in the following industries:
- aerospace engineering
- computer technology
- medical imaging
- healthcare services
- food processing
Regardless of the industry that they work in, anyone who is employed on Long Island may find themselves seriously injured while on the job.
Reasons Why Injured Workers & Their Loved Ones Google “Attorneys Near Me”
Scaffolding Collapses Injuring Six – Long Island City, NY 11101
On June 26th, 2017, six construction workers were seriously injured when the scaffolding they were working on collapsed. The developer that is their employer, Rabsky Group, has already had 20 complaints filed against them since they bought the building in 2015, including allegations that the company told workers to continue working after a stop work order was issued.
Uber Driver Killed By Drunk Driver – Long Island Expressway, NY 11780
An Uber driver who had pulled over onto the side of the Long Island Expressway was killed when a drunk driver attempted to pass the vehicle by going between the stopped car and the median. Instead, he hit the Uber driver and the impact sent him onto the highway where he was hit by another car.
Car Crashes Into Seven-Eleven Causing Injuries – Bay Shore, NY 11751
At around 10:30 p.m., an SUV crashed into the front of a 7-Eleven convenience store, demolishing the front doors and windows and injuring several people inside. Police arrested the driver and he was charged with driving while impaired by drugs, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and reckless endangerment.
Long Island Hospitals
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, New York 11040
Eastern Long Island Hospital
201 Manor Pl
Greenport, NY 11944
Long Island Jewish Forest Hills
102-01 66th Rd.
Forest Hills, New York 11375
New York Workers’ Compensation Board Location
Long Island District Office
220 East Rabro Dr. Suite 100
Hauppauge, NY 11788
US Social Security Administration Offices
Riverhead Social Security Administration Office
526 E Main St
Riverhead, NY 11901
Patchogue Social Security Administration Office
75 Oak St.
Patchogue, NY 11772
Melville Social Security Administration Office
1121 Walt Whitman Rd
Melville, NY 11747
Freeport Social Security Administration Office
84 N Main St
Freeport, NY 11520
Long Island City Physical Therapy
1043 48th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
Long Island Physical Therapy & Wellness
510 Old Country Rd
Plainview NY, 11803
Long Island Sports and Physical Therapy
825 E Gate Blvd #100
Garden City, NY 11530
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Robert Moses Causeway
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Montauk, NY 11954
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1395 Planting Fields Rd
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
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August 4, 2017- Industrial Accident Under Open Investigation By OSHA
An industrial accident that took place in Medford on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, is under open investigation by Massachusetts State Police and OSHA. The accident took place when a 50-year-old man who was working alongside the foundation of a building died after the foundation collapsed and struck him. The construction worker was rushed to a local area hospital where he was pronounced dead. The case has been referred to the Office of the Medical Examiner in order to determine what caused the death.
July 14, 2017- Construction Worker Dies After Being Crushed By A Boulder
A construction worker died on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. at Massachusetts site after he was crushed by a boulder. According to the Middlesex County District Attorney, the man was working in a pit in the afternoon when the piece of rock he was near tumbled and trapped him under. His colleagues saw the whole event unfold in front of their eyes and they were unable to stop it. The victim was a man in his 30s and lived in New Hampshire. He worked for Schnabel Foundation Company in Southborough and he was a subcontractor on this project. He was part of the crew that was renovating and expanding the Woburn Public Library.
June 8, 2017- Partial Building Collapse Leaves Two Workers Hospitalized
An industrial accident at Cabot Corporation in Pryor, Oklahoma left two men hospitalized. There was a partial building collapse that was attended to by emergency crews. According to fire officials, the industrial accident was caused by a partial building collapse that left one man pinned under debris for two hours. In total two people were injured, one was flown to a hospital and the other transported by ambulance. OSHA opened an investigation into this incident but, the cause of the building collapse is still unclear.
May 12, 2017- Two Industrial Workers Injured In A Packaging Department
Personnel from the Uhrichsville Fire Department and Smith Ambulance responded to a call at Aleris plant on Newport Road where an accident had occurred. Two male employees were reportedly injured in an industrial accident in the packaging department at the Aleris plant. The employees had to be taken to hospitals in the area for evaluation and treatment. The accident is currently under investigation and the state of the employees was not immediately known.
April 14, 2017- Worker Dies Aboard A Freighter
A man recently died after he suffered a workplace burn injury. He was injured in an incident aboard a Great Lakes freighter. The freighter was being used for winter layup work. The vessel he was on was undergoing service and repairs. OSHA is investigating the incident and looking into the company policies, as well as interviewing anyone who was in the immediate area when the incident took place. An on-site investigation of the area is also taking place. The exact details of his injuries were not released as well.
March 10, 2017- $5 Million Awarded To Electrocution Victim
An electrocution accident victim is set to receive a $5 million settlement for a construction site accident that took place in Ontario County. The man was working on a flatbed truck that was carrying a steel I-beam when a boom affixed to the truck came into contact with high-power cables that were above. The contact caused the truck to energize which led to the man being electrocuted. There were over 7,000 volts of electricity that ran through the victim’s body. This led him to suffer serious burns to his hand, back, and scalp. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) deemed that provisions were not in place before the accident and officials issued citations and penalties to the victim’s employer.
February 24, 2017- Construction Worker Dies After Being Pinned Between A Van And Forklift
A 28-year-old construction worker died after he was crushed to death in a freak accident outside an FDNY warehouse in Queens. The construction worker who worked for Napa Auto Parts was driving a forklift when the accident happened. He put the forklift in neutral, stepped out and walked toward the van to load boxes. As he was doing that the forklift rolled forward and pinned him between the forklift and the van. Medics rushed the man to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where he died.
January 27- 2017- Partial Mine Collapse Kills Worker
In Iowa, a mine worker at Linwood Mining and Mineral in Davenport was pronounced dead after he was discovered in a partial mine collapse. The collapse took place just before 10 p.m. and killed a 52-year-old man who was a mine truck operator. He had worked at Linwood for 12years. Very little information has been released about this incident which has been called an isolated event. However, the accident is under investigation by the US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and is expected to take between two to six months. For more information about this accident click here.
December 21, 2016- Man Pulled From Canal Dies After Front-End Loader Accident
A 48-year-old man from Palm Springs died after a front-end loader fell into a canal. The loader swerved off the canal bank, slid sideways and flipped upside down into the water, according to the Sheriff’s office. The man was found by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue divers and it is unclear how long he was in the water for. He was pronounced dead at Palms West Hospital.
November 25, 2016- Welder Killed In Beam Collapse Just Before Thanksgiving
Just before Thanksgiving, two New York workers were killed in a construction accident. One worker was a crane operator and the other a flagman. The accident took place following a 6,500-pound steel I-beam falling as it was being hoisted into place and crashed onto the cab of the crane. The I-beam fell four stories. Some sources have stated that a failure of the rigging which was used to lift the beam may have played a part in the accident. One of the worker’s daughter has called for an investigation into the accident.
October 20, 2016- Long Island Deck Collapse Injures Two Construction Workers
In Amityville, Long Island, two construction workers suffered serious injuries after the deck they were working on collapsed. One of the workers is a 56-year-old man who was critically injured and taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore. The other worker is a 19-year-old man who was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip with non-life threatening injuries. The two men were working on the deck in order to repair a home that was damaged during Hurricane Sandy. A joint investigation is being conducted by Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives and representatives from OSHA, in order to figure out what caused the collapse.
September 2, 2016- Military Veteran Suffers Devastating Hand Injury At Work
A military veteran and factory worker suffered a devastating hand injury at work after a machine he was working on sliced his fingers off. The veteran states that a piece of scrap metal got caught up in his machine as he was working on something else. As he reached to get the metal out the machine unexpectedly closed on his hand which led him to pull it back causing damage to his fingers. Although surgeons saved the man’s thumb and part of his index finger, his future and ability to work is uncertain.
July 27th, 2016 – Construction Accident Claims Part Of Man’s Hand
A man doing construction work on a home on Long Island lost the top part of his hand while using a power planer. Emergency crews responded and rushed him to the Stony Brook University Hospital by helicopter where he received treatment for his injuries. Read more Patch Media
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In addition to our Long Island office, we also serve clients throughout the entire state of New York from our offices in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and White Plains.