Monthly Archives: July 2018

Who is Not Eligible for New York Workers Compensation Benefits – Part 1

One of the main things you know about rules is that there are exceptions to all of them and this includes New York workers compensation benefits. But even if you fit one of the following categories, it never hurts to get a free lawyer consultation from a worker’s comp attorney.

A general rule of thumb is that you need to obtain workers compensation insurance if you hire an employee. If you are a sole proprietorship or a partnership with no other individuals working for you, you do not require workers compensation insurance–although it might not be a bad idea to get it anyway.

Volunteers for Non-Profit Organizations

Often when you are volunteering for churches, charities, and nonprofit organizations, these organizations are not required to provide workers compensation coverage as long as these efforts are not compensated for in any way. For example, volunteer “work” in exchange for stipends, room...

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Robert Golan, PC of Golan & Masiakos Provides Safety Tip Sheet for Taxi & Ridesharing Service Drivers

Plainview, New York – Did you know that according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, taxi drivers have the fifth most fatal job in New York and are 20 times more likely to be murdered than other workers? Though these statistics focus on taxi drivers, the safety risks apply to drivers for popular ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft as well. Robert Golan, PC of Golan & Masiakos, LLP provides the following tip sheet for New York taxi, Uber and Lyft drivers to stay safe on the road and prevent a need for a workman’s comp lawyer:

Know the Dangerous Locations and Times in Your Area

Get to know the more dangerous locations and times in your city. If possible, avoid driving between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. to avoid robbery, mugging, and other violence. Learn about the most dangerous...
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