Construction is one of the most hazardous industries for workers. When a construction accident results in death, it can cause tremendous pain and financial hardship for family members left behind. Surviving family members may be eligible for death benefits under workers’ compensation. If the actions of a negligent party contributed to a loved one’s death, survivors may also be entitled to file a wrongful death claim for damages.
If you or someone you love slipped and fell on a New York City sidewalk, you could be entitled to seek compensation. If you fell because of a cracked, wet, icy, or otherwise defective sidewalk, the nearby business owner might be responsible for their negligence and your subsequent injuries. The damages you can recover include medical bills, income loss, and pain and suffering.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) lists falls among the top dangers for construction workers. When falls happen from significant heights, like rooftops, serious injuries can occur. Rooftop falls can happen for a variety of reasons, ranging from inadequate scaffolding to just plain negligence. New York offers injured workers a range of options for seeking compensation. If you or a loved one suffered a rooftop accident while on the job, you can apply for workers’ compensation benefits. Alternatively, you can pursue damages through an injury claim or lawsuit.
Rain, hail, and snow should be the only answer to the question “Is the sky falling?” But construction materials, tools, and equipment? They should stay on the ground, attached to workers’ belts, or away from high drops. A single falling object can severely injure a construction worker, even if he or she is wearing a hard hat. Yet these accidents can be prevented when employers utilize proper safety measures.
Negligence at a job site should never be accepted, whether it is failing to correctly secure scaffolding, a reckless excavation, or not providing workers with mandatory safety equipment. Construction sites are inherently dangerous, and workers should always feel safe knowing that their employers, other workers, and other parties are not putting them in danger. Unfortunately, construction accidents are commonplace throughout New York, and a single accident can change a worker’s life. While workers’ compensation is mandatory in our state and an important source of compensation, victims should consider working with a dedicated attorney who will fight to get them the highest possible award.
Five WRSMH Lawyers Named in The Best Lawyers in America™ 2022; Six in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America 2022
Our team at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP, is dedicated to fighting for our clients. Nothing makes us happier than getting them the justice they deserve, but we are also honored when others acknowledge our professional success. Today, we are happy to announce that five of our attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and six have been included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America.
The team at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP has worked through yet another incredible year, and we are grateful for the opportunity to once again reflect on our accomplishments. This year’s Super Lawyers and Rising Stars selections are in, and we are proud to announce that twenty-one of our firm’s attorneys have received this prestigious recognition. This accomplishment marks an increase in the number of WRSMH lawyers named to Super Lawyers since our last announcement in 2020.
NEW YORK, NY: Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP (WRSMH), a premier personal injury and medical malpractice firm in New York, NY, is pleased to announce that I. Bryce Moses has become a name partner of the firm. Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP is one of the largest personal injury law firms in the New York City area, dedicated exclusively to personal injury and medical malpractice related litigation with a team of 36 dedicated plaintiff attorneys.
For nearly 30 years, I. Bryce Moses has been trying cases. Hired by former United States Attorney, General Janet Reno in 1993, Bryce began his career as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami, Florida, prosecuting criminal cases. Bryce was quickly promoted to the Felony Division where he handled numerous serious criminal trials, including murder. He was described by a Miami Circuit Court Judge as a trial attorney whose “…trial skills and preparation not only showed in his success after success in trial, but earned the respect of opposing counsel.” Bryce left the Florida criminal courts to return to New York to begin his career representing victims of serious injuries in civil matters.
Since joining WRSMH, Bryce has continued to excel as a trial attorney. His clients have enjoyed a wonderful trial success rate that provides them well-deserved results, most recently a $5.75 million settlement for a day laborer injured on a job site, and a $4.79 million verdict for a woman hit by a NYPD patrol car.
Bryce has earned the privilege of lecturing hundreds of practicing New York lawyers on winning trial techniques for the New York State Bar Association and New York State Trial Lawyers Association. In addition to trying cases, Bryce, along with founding partner, Phil Russotti, will continue to oversee the trial division of WRSMH and supervise the trial lawyers.
“We are so happy to have Bryce as a name partner, he has been a defining factor in the continued success of our firm,” said Phil Russotti.
About Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin LLP: A top New York personal injury and medical malpractice firm, representing victims of negligence for decades. What sets them apart is they intentionally limit the number of cases they accept, to ensure that every client receives the personal attention they deserve. They do not merely handle cases; they represent real people with real problems on an individual basis.
NEW YORK, NY: Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP (WRSMH) is pleased to announce its move to a larger corner office in the historic Graybar Building. This move will support the firm’s continued growth and provide an even better client experience as the firm continues to represent victims of personal injury and medical malpractice.
It is heart-wrenching to watch your child suffer through a birth injury as impactful as cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy can limit your ability to control muscles, learn new motor skills, and maintain your balance. In addition, you will likely have chronic pain and rely on medical equipment to move around.