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Robert Golan Wins Appeal for a Thermometer Factory Worker Denied Monetary Benefits

PLAINVIEW, N.Y. -- Robert Golan, PC a worker's compensation attorney serving Suffolk and Nassau counties, recently won an appeal at the NY State Workers Compensation Board in the case of a thermometer factory worker who was exposed to mercury and developed mercury poisoning. The Trial Judge ruled that although she was in fact exposed to mercury at work and could no longer work in any environment containing mercury, she was otherwise healthy, and was not entitled to workers compensation monetary benefits.

The Trial Judge based his Decision on a specific case precedent. Mr. Golan successfully argued that the case precedent was different from the client's case, and that the client was, in fact, disabled and entitled to monetary benefits, until she could find alternative employment at the same earning level. The Appellate Court (Case # G1778031) reversed the Decision of the Trial Judge.

The client wrote: "Thank you so much for fighting to get me the benefits I deserve." Robert Golan, PC represents injured workers and gets them the medical treatment and monetary benefits that they're entitled to when their insurance company refuses to pay. For more information on verdicts and settlements won by Robert Golan, PC, check out workers compensation settlements on our website.

About Robert Golan, PC

For over 15 years, Robert Golan, PC has represented injured workers in their workers compensation cases. We serve the following areas of New York:
* Nassau, NY
* Long Island, NY
* Suffolk, NY
* Queens, NY

If you had a work-related accident and want to see if you have a case, contact Long Island workers compensation attorney, Robert Golan, PC. Mr. Golan gives his clients personal and professional service.

Robert Golan, PC serves as a Long Island social security disability attorney and workers compensation attorney, serving Suffolk and Nassau Counties as well as Long Island and Queens New York.

We believe your accident and injuries are important. Robert Golan, PC is dedicated to providing you with excellent service. Call us at 516-586-3910 to discuss your case or contact us online for your free case evaluation.

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Robert Golan, PC Wins Appeal to Get Workers Compensation Coverage for Independent Contractor

PLAINVIEW, N.Y. -- Lately, some businesses in the state of New York have been hiring workers as independent contractors, not as employees in order to avoid providing benefits for these workers, including workers compensation benefits. Robert Golan, PC, a worker's compensation lawyer serving the areas of Long Island, Nassau County, Queens and Suffolk County, represented a massage therapist who worked for a local hospital doing therapeutic massages for patients.

This hospital wanted to pay her as an independent contractor so they made her sign an Agreement stating that she is an independent contractor.

Our argument to the Judge was that despite the Agreement, she is an employee under the law because the hospital established her hours, her pay, as well as her schedule, and she used the hospital's equipment, supplies and facilities to perform her job duties. In fact, the injury occurred as a result of tripping over a wire in one of the hospital's massage rooms causing her to fall and severely injure her shoulder.

In the initial hearing. the Judge ruled that she is an independent contractor but the firm appealed this decision and got it reversed by the Appeal Court. The massage therapist is now receiving Workers Compensation benefits to cover her medical treatment and necessary medical supplies for her recovery, as well as receiving weekly monetary benefits as she recovers from her injury.

"This ruling is important because it helps define the differences between an employee and an independent contractor in the eyes of an employer," said Robert Golan, PC. "Businesses and organizations who control aspects of the employment situation such as compensation, hours and working conditions should not be allowed to deny workers-who are really employees in the eyes of the law-the benefits they're entitled to."

About Robert Golan, PC of Golan & Masiakos, LLP:
For over 15 years, Robert Golan, PC has represented injured workers in their workers compensation cases.

We serve the following areas of New York:

* Nassau, NY
* Long Island, NY
* Suffolk, NY
* Queens, NY

If you had a work-related accident and want to see if you have a case, contact Long Island workers compensation attorney, Robert Golan, PC. Mr. Golan gives his clients personal and professional service.

Robert Golan, PC serves as a Long Island social security disability attorney and workers compensation attorney, serving Long Island, Nassau, Queens and Suffolk, New York.

We believe your accident and injuries are important. Robert Golan, PC is dedicated to providing you with excellent service. Call us at 516-586-3910 to discuss your case or contact us online for your free case evaluation.

Contact:
Robert Golan, PC
Golan & Masiakos, LLP
(516) 586-3910
rgolanus@yahoo.com
http://workerscompensation-law.com/

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Robert Golan, PC Overturns Judge’s Ruling and Restores Benefits to Injured Worker

PLAINVIEW, N.Y. -- Robert Golan, PC, a worker's compensation lawyer serving the areas of Long Island, Nassau County, Queens and Suffolk County, recently settled a $250,000 case for a union carpenter who hurt his back at work in 2016. A misunderstanding over the definition of "work" caused the Judge to suspend the $800 per week monetary benefits to that worker and his family.

At most Workers Compensation hearings, before monetary awards are made to an injured worker, the attorney for the insurance company routinely asks the worker if he has done any "work" since the last hearing or since his accident. "Work" to the court is defined as any activity that could be considered to be "work" such as bartering your services, volunteering your services, helping out a friend or family member with a business, working on the books, off the books, etc. Attorneys routinely inform the client of this definition before asking the client about work.

In this case, instead of the insurance company attorney asking the client, the Judge questioned the injured carpenter about work, but did not explain what the word "work" meant.

The carpenter answered "no" to the question, because most blue-collar workers define "work" as going to a job and getting a paycheck. Later, when the carpenter told the Judge, as required, that he had been helping his wife with her organic farm business, the Judge accused the carpenter of hiding his "work activity" from her and suspended the $800 per week workers compensation benefits that supported him and his family, and set a trial date for him to testify in detail about what he does to help his wife with her business.

The carpenter stated that had he known that "work" included volunteering his services to his wife, he surely would have told her about it up front.

"Even Judges make mistakes, but when they do it has an enormous impact on an injured worker who relies on them until that worker is able to go back to work," said Mr. Golan, a worker's compensation attorney with Golan & Masiakos, LLP.

Mr. Golan appealed the Judge's actions and was successful in getting the Decision overturned and restored the carpenter's $800 per week workers comp benefits.

For more information about Robert Golan, PC, visit: http://www.workerscompensation-law.com/.

About Robert Golan, PC of Golan & Masiakos, LLP:
For over 15 years, Robert Golan, PC has represented injured workers in their workers compensation cases. We serve the following areas of New York:
* Nassau, NY
* Long Island, NY
* Suffolk, NY
* Queens, NY

If you had a work-related accident and want to see if you have a case, contact Long Island workers compensation attorney, Robert Golan, PC. Mr. Golan gives his clients personal and professional service.

Robert Golan, PC serves as a Long Island social security disability attorney and workers compensation attorney, serving Long Island, Nassau, Queens and Suffolk, New York.

We believe your accident and injuries are important. Robert Golan, PC is dedicated to providing you with excellent service. Call us at 516-586-3910 to discuss your case or contact us online for your free case evaluation.

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