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Workers Comp: THE MOVIE!!!

It is hard to imagine it today, walking down Broadway towards Times Square, but from the late 1800’s until the 1930’s the garment trade was the largest and most vibrant trade in New York City. More people worked making clothes in New York City than doing anything else, and more clothes were manufactured in New York City than in any other city in the world.

The factories that produced those clothes were vast rooms of men, women, and children hunched over sewing machines. On March 11, 1911 a fire ripped through the ‘Triange Shirt Waist Company’ killing at least 145 workers, trapped inside a factory with doors chained shut. It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York Cityís history. Public opinion (aided by yellow journalism) set the stage for politicians to enact a system iof compulsory insurance providing benefits to injured workers and their dependents – thus creating the New York Workers’ Compensation Law – one of the first in the nation.

The story behind the tragedy that led to the law, dramatized into a movie “Triangle Fire,” airs on American Experience on PBS Feb. 28, 2011 at 9:00pm on most PBS stations.

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We represent insurance carriers, self-insured employers, third party claim administrators, and employers before the New York State Workers' Compensation Board. We handle cases from cradle-to-grave. We want to be by your side, moving cases aggressively to closure from the start of litigation all the way through to settlement.

We only assign one attorney and one paralegal to each case. This means that your team members always have one contact to go to for any questions. We do not have 'hearing attorney' or a 'negotiation attorney' or 'appeal department' or anything else! All of our attorneys handle all of those roles – meaning cases are not 'passed around' as they move through the litigation process. Your risk professional or adjuster always knows who is assigned – because the attorney does not change.

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