May 5, 2020
Frontline workers in NYC face uphill battle for workers comp after contracting COVID-19: Like her late colleague, paramedic Paul Cary, Julie has transported numerous coronavirus patients for the private Ambulance company to Jamaica Hospital throughout the pandemic. Cary died of the illness, and Julie wound up contracting COVID-19 as well; fortunately, she survived a two-week ordeal. But her employer said that she didn’t qualify for workers compensation, even though she was repeatedly exposed…
April 22, 2020
Our organization, The New York Workers' Compensation Alliance, continuing to work for positive change for our injured workers' NEW YORK, April 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Workers' Compensation Alliance today called on Albany to guarantee workers' compensation to include COVID-19 workplace exposure for all workers. The New York Workers' Compensation Alliance is calling on Albany to:
April 2, 2020
Our office is helping the community while continuing to help our clients through this crisis. We have donated to the Food Bank of WNY and have offered free representation to two local unions for their frontline workers' during the State of Emergency. Thank you to all our frontline workers' for all you are doing to keep us safe. We will stay home to keep you safe. Stay Buffalo Strong!
March 18, 2020
Welcome to The Accidental Lawyer Podcast. Have you been injured at work, or not quite sure if you qualify for Workman's Compensation? I'm Attorney Kate Kirsch. I've practiced for over 25 years in the State of New York. Join me every week, as I share Workman's Compensation cases that may be similar to something that happened to you at work. Some of these are common, some are not. These stories may help you decide if you need to seek legal advice. Don't forget to hit the subscribe button!
March 18, 2020
I knew before this national crisis that we had the best team around handling workers’ compensation claims for injured workers’. Our team has not missed a beat this week. While all team members are working remotely for the greater good, the entire team is fully functioning with no snags or slowdowns. If you call our office today, please thank the team member you speak with. They are working very hard to ensure your benefits are not impacted by the disruptions caused by the virus.
February 25, 2020
Due to the Winter Storm Warning issued for all of Erie County with blizzard conditions expected, our downtown Buffalo location will be CLOSED tomorrow, February 26th, for appointments and drop ins. However, we will still be functioning normally with regard to hearings, phone calls and paperwork. As always, please feel free to call or email us tomorrow with any questions or concerns you have regarding your case.