When To Call Any Attorney During The Pandemic

Most personal injury lawyers in NYC offer free consultations. The best Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, Manhattan and Brooklyn personal injury attorneys can set up a Zoom conference so that you can discuss your case from the safety of your home. So, if you’re wondering if you have a viable claim for negligence, recklessness or rights violations, there’s no reason not to speak to an attorney for information and advice. In addition to personal injury claims like injuries from car accidents, slip and falls and dog bites, there are also claims that may arise from the virus itself.

Personal Injury Lawyers in NYC Are Seeing Many Cases Of Nursing Home Neglect

Long term care facilities have been failing to provide proper protection to their workers, causing the novel Coronavirus to travel through facilities and many residents to contract the Covid 19 disease. This has led to a large amount of tragic deaths. Adding insult to injury, families have been barred entry to prevent the virus from spreading, and find themselves unable to even obtain information about their loved one’s condition. It’s not uncommon to get a phone call from a nursing home informing a family that their loved one has passed, and they didn’t even know they were sick! If your family member or friend passed away at a nursing home recently, please feel free to call me to discuss the details. Wittenstein & Wittenstein has been handling nursing home neglect cases for more than 60 years, we can help you get peace of mind and compensation if the nursing was negligent or reckless.

Are You Being Forced To Work Without Proper Protection?

If you contracted Covid 19 while working for an essential business without proper protection, you may be entitled to compensation. Employees cannot sue their employers for most types of negligence in New York and are constrained to workers compensation benefits when they are injured on the job. There are some exceptions to the bar on employee lawsuits against employers.  Thousands of workers are making use of this exception by filing complaints under the Occupational Safety and Health Act’s (OSHA) “general duty” clause. This clause can be used to hold employers liable when they fail to furnish their employees with proper equipment to protect themselves from recognized hazards that are “causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm.” If you have contracted Covid 19 because your workplace was unsafe, you may be entitled to compensation. If you lost your job because you refused to continue to work in an unsafe workplace, you may have a claim. A Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island or Brooklyn personal injury attorney can help you. You can call me to discuss the specifics of your case at 718-261-8114.

Traffic Accidents Are Starting To Increase

You’d think that fewer cars on the road would translate into fewer accidents. Unfortunately, that’s not what’s happening. The roads are quieter, but too many drivers use this as an opportunity to not obey traffic laws. There is an unprecedented amount of speeding, ignoring stop signs and racing through red lights, and accidents caused by intoxicated drivers are way up. It’s important to drive especially carefully if you need to travel by car. If you’re injured in a car accident, it’s important to get advice from an personal injury attorney in NYC that knows how to help you without putting you in danger of contracting Covid 19. At Wittenstein & Wittenstein we provide cloud based virtual services that can offer you the warmth and support of an office visit without the risk of infection. Please call us at 718-261-8114 and we’ll help you get started with your case.

 

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About the Author:

Senior Partner Ms. Wittenstein began working at the firm in 1985 as a managing paralegal, learning all the practices and procedures of the firm from Mr. Wittenstein and the staff. From 1995-1998, she attended CUNY Law School where she made a mark as a teaching assistant for Civil Rights leader Haywood Burns. She founded a Human Rights Delegation to Haiti and studied Constitutional Law with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Working at the Equal Opportunity Employment Commision (EEOC), she learned a great deal about Employment Discrimination matters. She brought her knowledge of the Personal Injury practice and her passion for Civil Rights to the firm when she was admitted to the Bar in 1999. In 2000, she became a partner and the firm name was changed to Wittenstein & Wittenstein, Esqs. PC.

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