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Illegal Immigrants Do Have Rights: Learn What They Are

The “migra.” It’s the most feared word of illegal immigrants in the United States. In 2018, 256,085 undocumented immigrants were sent back to their countries and 158,581 were arrested, according to federal government statistics. On average, 6 out of every 10 immigrants deported had committed a crime in the past. The remaining individuals were people … Continued

Workers’ Compensation in NY, Is It Enough?

Getting sick in America can be a tricky business. And not just because of the high cost of medical expenses and insurance policies, but also because, in some states, the employer is not required to pay the employee if he or she misses time from work, even if the employee has a legitimate health problem. … Continued

Harlem Crane Collapse Leads to Assault Charges for Supervisors

A June mini crane collapse that occurred in Harlem and led to the serious injuries of two workers will result in assault charges for the supervisors. The construction accident occurred at a site in the area of Lexington and Third avenues between East 125th and East 126th streets. The Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus Vance, Jr., … Continued

Construction Worker Killed in Brooklyn Wall Collapse Recovered from Site

A wall collapse that occurred at a construction site in Brooklyn in the middle of September took the life of one construction worker. Firefighters working at the scene recovered the body hours after being dispatched. The accident occurred on a construction site located in Sunset Park at 714 39th Street. The incident occurred around 1:30 … Continued

Exploring Chain Reaction Accidents for Motorcycle Riders in Brooklyn, NY

Chain reaction accidents happen all too often because of the inattention of motorists, ice on the roads, flooding, debris in the road and other hazards. A chain reaction crash can be one of the most devastating types of accidents, especially if you are riding a motorcycle and tractor trailers are involved. These crashes have been … Continued

What to Do If You Are Injured at Work in NYC

What to Do If You Are Injured at Work in NYC Workplace injuries happen all of the time in New York City and elsewhere in NY. If you or a loved one was injured on the job, you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation for your injuries. However, there are specific steps that you … Continued

New York’s Scaffold Law

New York’s Scaffold Law Originally enacted in 1885, New York’s Scaffold Law (NY Labor Law Section 240) aims to protect construction workers from unsafe conditions. This law, unique to New York, imposes absolute liability on general contractors and property owners for gravity-related accidents, i.e. falling accidents, when the contractor or property owner is at least … 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.