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Social Security Process: Are You Eligible For Benefits?

Social Security Process: Are You Eligible For Benefits?

| Social Security Disability
Determining Social Security Eligibility There are several factors in deciding whether you are eligible for Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will make five determinations, including: Whether you are currently working Whether your condition is considered “severe” within the meaning of the law Whether your particular illness or condition is within the…Read the article
Injured at Brookfield Zoo? You May Have Time to Claim

Injured at Brookfield Zoo? You May Have Time to Claim

| Personal Injury
The Illinois Supreme Court recently issued an opinion in a 2012 personal injury lawsuit brought against the operator of the Brookfield Zoo, the Chicago Zoological Society. The plaintiff filed her lawsuit based on injuries she sustained at the zoo in 2010 after she tripped and fell on the pavement. Her complaint was originally dismissed as…Read the article
A Rare Outcome for a Texas Amputee

A Rare Outcome for a Texas Amputee

| Personal Injury
A Texas woman who was injured in a car accident on a return trip from a work meeting recently received a rare outcome in her workers’ compensation case. Texas Political Subdivisions, her employer’s insurer, denied her claims, stating that she was not deemed to be “on the job” when she was injured while driving back…Read the article
Zadroga Act Not Extended by Congress

Zadroga Act Not Extended by Congress

| World Trade Center
What is the Zadroga Act? The James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act became law in 2011. This Act created the World Trade Center Health Program, which was designed to help people pay for medical treatment of injuries received while responding to the 9/11 crisis. The World Trade Center Health Program and 9/11 Victim’s…Read the article
Dangerous Dogs Can Be Problem For Veterinary Students

Dangerous Dogs Can Be Problem For Veterinary Students

| Personal Injury
A federal judge in Albany recently upheld Cornell University’s decision to expel a veterinary student based on her German Shepherd’s “dangerous nature” and her failure to disclose this information to the university (Habitzreuther v. Cornell University, 5:14-cv-1229). The former veterinary student (and plaintiff in the action against Cornell University), Karen Habitzreuther, brought her rescue dog,…Read the article
Denied Workers Comp Benefits? Settlement is still possible

Denied Workers Comp Benefits? Settlement is still possible

| Workers Compensation
A recent court opinion from the Appellate Division, First Department found in favor of an injured worker who previously had his workers’ compensation benefits cut off. (Amacio v. State of New York, 2015 NY Slip Op 06298). The worker, Mr. Amacio, sustained injuries during his employment in 1998, which required spinal fusion surgery. He began…Read the article
Prosthetic Limbs and the Future of Personal Injury Cases

Prosthetic Limbs and the Future of Personal Injury Cases

| Personal Injury
In a recent article from the New York Law Journal, author Jon D. Lichtenstein addresses an area of personal injury law that could see significant developments over the coming years. Prosthetic limbs are becoming more prevalent and more advanced than ever. As our technology advances, prosthetic limbs are capable of functioning more and more like…Read the article
Napoli Shkolnik Recognized by Super Lawyers®

Napoli Shkolnik Recognized by Super Lawyers®

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Several attorneys at Napoli Shkolnik PLLC have solidified their reputation as accomplished advocates by being recognized in the latest Super Lawyers® Lists. Our level of professionalism and ethics is recognized in our ongoing AV® rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. The Peer Review Ratings™ by Martindale-Hubbell® were created to help consumers find the right legal professionals by identifying…Read the article
Marie Interviewed by NTD About 9/11 Compensation

Marie Interviewed by NTD About 9/11 Compensation

| World Trade Center
Marie Napoli was recently interviewed by the Chinese TV station, NTD, regarding 9/11 Compensation. Marie discussed the expansion of the Zadroga Act, deadlines and eligibility guidelines. Marie and her husband Paul Napoli have an extensive and close history with 9/11 litigation, the Zadroga act, and the World Trade Center Victim’s Compensation Fund. In the September 11th…Read the article
Class Action lawsuit filed against UBER

Class Action lawsuit filed against UBER

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
Two New York UBER drivers have filed a proposed class action against UBER Technologies Inc. and Raiser, LLC (collectively “UBER”) alleging UBER withheld tips earned by the drivers and incorrectly classified the drivers as independent contractors to avoid reimbursing drivers for costs associated with driving for UBER. The complaint, filed today in New York Supreme…Read the article