Category Archives: Workers’ Compensation

The Shocking Reality of Working in the Retail Industry

Shocking but true: recent stats show the rate at which retail workers are injured or become ill is higher than the rate construction workers are injured or become ill. Many shoppers forget that before items hit the aisles of stores, there are numerous workers loading and unloading trucks, stocking warehouses, scanning and bagging items, and -->

Misconceptions About Workers’ Compensation

In most states, small business owners are required to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance for their employees to cover medical care, rehabilitation and wage replacement costs in case an employee becomes injured or sick on the job. Specific rules can vary from state to state, but the following are the general questions most commonly asked by -->

Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Injuries

Workers’ Compensation is a type of insurance that is purchased by employers to cover employment-related illnesses and injuries. It is state-mandated and consists of payments required by law to employees who are injured or disabled resulting from their job. Every state has their own Workers’ Compensation insurance program. In many situations, employees that are injured -->

Employer’s Responsibilities If You Have a Job-Related Injury

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers have a responsibility to provide a safe workplace. Some of these key employer responsibilities include: Providing a workplace free from serious hazards and compliance with the standards, rules and regulations issued by OSHA Making sure employees have access to and use safe equipment and tools Using -->

A Warning for Women Seeking Workers’ Compensation

It is a widely recognized fact that women in the work world are commonly faced with added challenges due to gender. Their male counterparts are typically hired, paid, and promoted more frequently and at a greater rate. While employers and government officials have taken note of the inequalities and inconsistencies in these processes and have -->

Dear Friends and Clients,

In furtherance of our firm’s culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can.

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP