New York Scaffold Law: Crucial Protection for Injured Construction Workers

When a construction worker gets injured on the job in the State of New York, getting compensation is crucial in order for the individual to get back on their feet. New York’s Scaffold Law, which has existed throughout the state’s modern development, is an important protection for workers who spend their time working above ground.

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Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. Recognized in NLJ’s “Big Money Wins 2013” with the 1st and 4th Ranked Settlements

The National Law Journal has recognized Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. in its “Big Money Wins of 2013” for their outstanding victory in two specific cases, Gardener v. City of New York and the Pelham Bay Landfill lawsuit ranking these two settlements as the 1st and 4th in their top list in the nation.  “Big

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Partner Jeff S. Korek and The Gardiner Foundation as Featured in The Scarsdale Inquirer

The combined efforts of partner Jeff S. Korek and his law firm Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. have led to another successful year for The Gardiner Foundation’s 8th Annual Memorial Basketball Tournament. Local press, namely The Scarsdale Inquirer, highlighted such efforts for providing hope and support for the Bronx families experiencing devastating losses and the

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The 8th Annual Gardiner Memorial Basketball Tournament Brought Entertainment, Action and Support to the Bronx Community

On August 17th and 18th, the Bronx community hosted the 8th Annual Gardiner Memorial Classic Tournament, the most exciting street ball on the East Coast. This event, which is held every year in St. James Park, is run by The Gardiner Foundation and sponsored by Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. ( They offered free food

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Injured Construction Workers: Help Is On the Way!

The construction industry is inherently a dangerous hotbed for workers. Working with power tools, at extreme heights, on unsteady ladders, and often under unsafe conditions, constructions workers face great dangers every day that they go to work. Injured construction workers face serious pain, devastating emotional trauma and significant financial challenges. Although, construction workers who are

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Grading New York State’s Hospitals

On Sunday, August 4, 2013 the Niagara Health Quality Coalition issued its 2013 New York State Hospital Report Card, grading more than 200 of New York State’s hospitals. The Reported Facts   The 2013 New York State Hospital Report Card was based on 2011 information that more than 200 hospitals statewide used for patient billing

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GLK Reaches $12 Million Settlement with New York City for Pelham Bay Landfill Toxic Tort Lawsuit

In the early 1990s, eight toxic tort lawsuits were filed against the City of New York alleging that the toxic substances emitting from the Pelham Bay Landfill caused the plaintiff’s childhood leukemia. The Gersowitz Libo & Korek firm was retained as trial counsel approximately 18 months ago. The firm’s experienced toxic tort attorneys prepared the

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Do I Have to Pay Taxes on a Death Settlement ?

Under New York’s  laws, a wrongful death claim is a civil wrong or tort, which is remedied through the courts with payment of compensation or damages. The intention of the responsible party’s payment to the decedent’s estate is to right the wrong sustained. But a very real question arises as to whether the settlement is

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