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Workers in New York have Protection under the Labor Law

Sometimes an employer does not provide the worker with adequate ladders or scaffolding to do a job. The Labor Law in New York State provides certain protections for many workers in these circumstances.  Section 240 of the Labor Law which (1) sets forth and limits the nature of the work that is covered when an … Continued

Brooklyn Construction Firm Forced To Pay Immigrant Workers $300G After Cheating The Workers Out Of Fair Overtime Wages

More than twenty workers were recently awarded over $300,000 of overdue pay from The Urban Group. The Brooklyn company, contracted by the city to work on school projects, has pleaded guilty to grand larceny for underpaying the immigrant workers. The discrepancy came to light when the construction company was forced to post signage announcing the legal … Continued

One Killed, One Injured by Falling Glass Panel at Midtown Construction Site

One worker was killed and another worker sustained minor injuries from a falling glass panel at a New York City construction site on June 2nd, 2018. According to investigators from the New York City Department of Buildings, an approximately 8-by-14-feet panel was awaiting installation in a loading dock when it tipped over and fell onto … Continued

Two People Were Injured When a Bear Ran in Front of Their Motorcycle

Representing motorcycle riders in motorcycle accident cases for over thirty years, we have heard just about every possible story about how a motorcycle rider can get into an accident.  Still, even for us, this motorcycle accident is a new one. On June 4th, 2018, two people were injured when a bear ran in front of … Continued

 Good News for Riders

Newspapers nowadays seem more concerned with political scandal and celebrity sightings. Donald Trump, Stormy Daniels, Michael Cohen, etc. Sometimes good news understandably gets overlooked.  One piece of information that does bear repeating is that nationwide Motorcycle fatalities are declining.  Whenever a motorcyclist dies because some texting motorist or inattentive driver left turned in front of … Continued

Undocumented Workers and Workers Compensation

The significant presence of undocumented workers laboring in the U.S. economy makes workers’ compensation entitlement a critical issue. The total illegal immigrant population in the U.S. is estimated at 11.1 million, with eight million comprising the civilian workforce. In New York and 27 other states, court challenges have established that undocumented workers are entitled to … Continued

Safety Measures That Construction Workers Must Take

A construction site can be a very dangerous place to work if you are not careful. You should always protect your safety while working. CHECK YOUR WORK SPACES Scaffolds are important equipment in most construction areas and unfortunately are also a source of a high number of injuries. If you are going to work on … Continued

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Road Rage Incident

Mitchell Proner spoke in support of NYC motorcycle riders and called on NY lawmakers and police not to overreact to a highly publicized road rage incident or to let that incident cast all motorcyclists in a bad light.

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Hit and Run

Attorney Mitchell Proner was on hand when the motorist accused of hitting a female jogger on a road in Central Islip appeared in a New York courtroom to answer charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

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Ferry Disaster

Attorney Mitchell Proner, an expert on maritime law, spoke about the similarities between the Costa Concordia ferry disaster and the recent Indonesian ferry accident that killed at least 24 people.

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Mitchell Proner is an amazing and very experienced trial lawyer, who takes care of his clients. He represented me in a car accident case, kept me very informed during the lengthy legal process and got me the settlement that I expected. His friendly office staff was always willing to assist and answer any questions I had. I recommend Mitchell Proner to all my friends and family!

Besides being well versed and very knowledgeable about all aspects of my case it was simply a pleasure dealing with Mr. Proner and his colleagues at Proner and Proner. In a time of hardship Mr. Proner and the staff at Proner and Proner made it very easy for us to cope with all of the legal processes which we are not accustom to. I couldn't recommend a better group of people let alone an attorney as Mitchell Proner and the staff at Proner and Proner. Thank you again for all of your assistance.

Awesome experience, excellent service, very professional and fast resolving my case. My number one attorney - definitely recommended more than once. Thank you!