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OSHA Delays Crane Operator Certifications

A booming construction industry also brings a significant rise in the number of construction related accidents. Construction accidents and deaths jumped 240 percent from 2011 to 2015.  This streak shows no sign of slowing down – nationwide. One of the most common and deadliest types of construction accident is a crane accident. In an effort to specifically reduce crane accidents, OSHA has spent many months working on a new rule requiring crane operators to be certified. This new rule was supposed to go into effect on November 10, 2017. On November 9th, OSHA published a Final Rule that effectively...

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Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. Awarded “Best Law Firms” Recognition by Best Lawyers 2018

The New York personal injury attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. (GLK) are proud to announce that for the twelfth consecutive year the firm has been listed in the newly released 2018 ranking of the Best Law Firms by U.S. News and Best Lawyers. For New York City, the firm obtained the following rankings: Tier 1 in Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs Tier 1 in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs Law firms selected as part of the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from their peers and clients. Achieving a...

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Getting Legal Justice for the Victims of the Las Vegas Mass Shooting

On Sunday, October 1, 2017, after country music superstar Jason Aldean had just taken the stage at the Route 91 Harvest festival, gunfire erupted from somewhere above the venue. Over the next 72 minutes, a heavily armed gunman named Stephen Paddock carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Paddock had checked into the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino a few days before the shooting. The Mandalay Bay is on the Las Vegas Strip and owned by MGM Resort. Paddock had managed to stockpile an arsenal of weapons in his suite on the 32nd floor. On the...

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Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. Congratulates Jeff S. Korek On Being Named to the Top 25 of the Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Association

Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. (GLK) Trial Senior Partner, Jeff Korek, has been selected for Membership into the Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25. Membership is only extended to a select few of the most qualified attorneys. About The Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers – Top 25 The Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Association is a part of The National Trial Lawyers, “a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers.” Selection for the Top 25 is by invitation only, and that invitation...

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OSHA Proposed Delay of Crane Operator Rule to November 2018

Construction is booming in New York, resulting in numerous construction sites heavy with activity all over the state. As great as construction may be for the economy, it can also create danger zones for serious or tragic accidents. Cranes are one of the most commonly used machines in construction– they are also one of the machines most involved in construction site accidents. Although some accidents are caused as a result of defective cranes, most are caused by improper operation due to lack of sufficient training. A new crane operator certification requirement has been in the burner in an effort...

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