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Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP Announce 2018 New York Rising Stars List

By WRSH on September 24, 2018 - Comments off

WRSH is proud to announce that three attorneys have been selected to the 2018 New York Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list. They are Ryan Lawlor, Lauren Pennisi, and Brielle Goldfaden. Each year, no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers® to receive this honor. Read the rest »

Posted in: Press Releases

 

Street Sweeper Dangers

By WRSH on September 23, 2018 - Comments off

Street sweepers are deployed throughout New York City to keep the streets clean and make sure debris is cleared away. These vehicles are large and heavy and can easily do damage to people and property if not operated properly. The people who drive these machines may make mistakes, which can have catastrophic consequences for themselves or others.

Since they are operated by employees of the Department of Sanitation, if an accident does occur, the City may be held liable for the recklessness of its workers. Read the rest »

Posted in: Pedestrian Accident

 

Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP Announce 2018 New York Super Lawyers Selectees

By WRSH on September 21, 2018 - Comments off

WRSH is proud to announce that seven of our attorneys have been selected to the 2018 New York Super Lawyers® list. They are Philip Russotti, Kenneth Halperin, Kathleen Kettles, Victor Goldblum, Mitchell Kahn, Michael Fitzpatrick, and Robert Bellinson. Each year, no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers® to receive this honor. Read the rest »

Posted in: Press Releases

 

Construction Safety and Gear: 8 Things to Know

By WRSH on September 20, 2018 - Comments off

Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. According to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day. Fatalities in the construction industry are higher than the national average for all industries. Read the rest »

 

Dangerous Fire Escapes and Stair Railings

By WRSH on September 14, 2018 - Comments off

Building owners are responsible for ensuring that railings remain safe. Failing to do so can leave the building owner open to litigation and may lead to occupants becoming seriously injured or losing their lives.

That are standards and building codes that must be met in New York to ensure railings and fire escapes are safe for people to use. If you suffered a dangerous stairway fall or another type of injury due to an unsafe condition, speak to our New York building collapse lawyers at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP. Read the rest »

Posted in: Building Collapse

 

How Lavern’s Law Can Help Cancer Patients – Updated

By WRSH on September 12, 2018 - Comments off

medical-781422_1920New York’s legislature passed Lavern’s Law in October 2017. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed this bill, which extends the amount of time a patient has to file a medical malpractice lawsuit for a missed cancer diagnosis, in January 2018, after he and the state legislature reached an agreement. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

 

Firefighters – Health Risks and Workers’ Compensation

By WRSH on September 7, 2018 - Comments off

New York’s Bravest! When the rest of us run from a fire or disaster, firefighters lead the charge into buildings to save lives and contain the fire damage. Firefighting is one of the most dangerous non-military jobs around. Read the rest »

Posted in: Work Injury

 

The Winner of the 2018 Foundation For Your Future Scholarship Is…

By WRSH on September 5, 2018 - Comments off

Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, is proud to announce the winner of our Foundation For Your Future 2018 scholarship. This was a tough choice; but we narrowed it down to one finalist who impressed us with her future goals, her love for her family, and her dedication to serving the community.

Congratulations… Read the rest »

Posted in: Firm News

 

A Brief History of Labor Day

By WRSH on August 30, 2018 - Comments off

Thanks to the New York Public Library for a snapshot of the past!

The 1800s

What it was like to be a worker in America in the 1800s?

In 1830, the average manufacturing employee worked a 70-hour week, often without a day off. By 1890, thanks to efforts by workers and unions that number had fallen to 60 hours a week, but the labor was still intense.

Ultimately, the idea behind Labor Day was for these kinds of workers to get a day off. Read the rest »

Posted in: Holiday Events

 

Final 4 Chosen for WRSH’s 2018 Scholarship

By WRSH on August 29, 2018 - Comments off

Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, would like to thank the six hundred plus applicants who submitted essays to our Foundation For Your Future 2018 scholarship. We opened the scholarship up earlier this year, and the prize is $500 towards the winner’s post-secondary educational expenses.

We asked you all, “How will attending college help you achieve your future goals?” because we strongly believe that higher education creates a strong foundation for everyone. And boy, did we get answers. Read the rest »

Posted in: Firm News

 


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