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“Construction Injury Case Changes Game for Workers’ Compensation Defense,” Progress! Under Construction

September 2013
Damon M. Gruber

“A recent decision by New York’s highest court in a construction worker’s personal injury case has profound implications for the defense of all workers’ compensation claims in the state,” write Paul J. Kilminster, Damon M. Gruber, and Sean P. Beiter, attorneys in Goldberg Segalla’s Workers’ Compensation and Employment and Labor practice group.

In this article published by the Empire State Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors, the authors examine the important Court of Appeals ruling in Auqui v. Seven Thirty One Ltd. Partnership. “What that means for builders and contractors,” the authors note, “is increased leverage for them and their insurance carriers in defending workers’ compensation claims — along with important considerations to discuss with counsel regarding controlling the cost of potential liability and compensation litigation following a worksite accident.”