New York Workers Compensation Lawyer Edgar Romano Weighs In On Employer Responsibility

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Legal repercussions can be serious when an employer fails to provide benefits to injured workers, according to New York workers compensation attorney Edgar Romano of Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP.

When a worker who’s injured on the job doesn’t have access to the essential benefits made available through workers compensation insurance, the consequences can be serious and demand legal representation.

New York workers compensation lawyer Edgar Romano today said recent news stories illustrate how employers who illegally fail to provide workers compensation benefits for their employees can find themselves facing serious legal consequences.

In an article published by The Daily Gazette (“State fines Llenroc owner in workers’ comp case,” July 31), it was revealed that a Saratoga County business owner faced a six-figure penalty for failing to carry workers compensation insurance for her employees for over two years.

While Romano’s firm did not handle that particular case, Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP, has decades of experience representing New York workers who were injured or disabled. Generally speaking, he said, “Most employers are legally required to carry workers compensation insurance for their employees. If they fail to do so, they may not only be breaking the law, but they are putting the well-being of their employees in jeopardy.”

The Daily Gazette article stated that the New York Workers’ Compensation Board charged the business owner $132,000 for her failure to carry insurance for her employees between August 2011 and 2013.

In addition, according to CBS New York (“Jail Time For Owner Of Brooklyn Tortilla Factory Where Worker Died,” July 8), the owner of a Brooklyn tortilla factory was sentenced to 90 days in prison for falsifying records and violating workers compensation laws.

The article stated that upon learning of the death of a factory worker, state investigators uncovered a number of labor violations at the factory. This included, according to CBS New York, the discovery that the factory had operated without workers’ compensation insurance for over a year.

“When a worker who’s injured on the job doesn’t have access to the essential benefits made available through workers compensation insurance, the consequences can be serious and demand legal representation. If you are injured or lose a loved one in a workplace accident, you should not hesitate to speak with an attorney,” said Romano. “A lawyer can help you pursue the full workers compensation benefits you may be entitled to receive. An attorney can help protect your legal rights if your employer failed to carry workers compensation insurance.”

About Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP
Edgar Romano was named one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York” in 2012 and 2013 and recognized as a Super Lawyer every year since 2010. He received his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and his Juris Doctorate degree from the John Marshall Law School. With a focus on workers compensation cases in New York City, Romano is on the Board of Directors of the New York State Workers Compensation Bar Association and previously served as president of the Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group.

With 80 years of experience hearing over 100,000 cases, Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP has obtained settlements totaling over a billion dollars for New Yorkers. With thirty legal professionals on staff, the law firm has won numerous accolades for providing its clients with strong, reliable legal representation and has a well-earned reputation as one of the top law firms for cases involving workplace accidents and cases involving workers compensation and Social Security disability.

For more information about what to do after you or your loved one has been hurt in New York City, call (800) 392-1717 for a free case evaluation.

Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP has ten locations across the five boroughs, southern New York, and Long Island. Visit http://www.workerslaw.com/

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