April 2, 2013
By John Merlino of Dinkes and Schwitzer
Working men and women are hearty folks. But there's a time when toughing it out is the last thing you want to do: when you're injured on the job.
A Campaign Grows in Brooklyn
January 13, 2012
By Bendix Anderson, LaborPress Senior Editor
About a hundred lawyers and politicos gathered at Queen Restaurant January 9, for an evening of wine, good food, and political fundraising.
A Fighter's Instinct
October 15, 2012
John Merlino of Dinkes and Schwitzer
As lead trial counsel for the law firm of Dinkes & Schwitzer, partner William Schwitzer is accustomed to many prestigious awards and attention-grabbing headlines declaring multi-million dollar verdicts. But behind all the accolades that come with being part of one of the most successful personal injury firms in the State, is a person who simply does not like to see injured workers pushed around when their lives have changed due to an accident.
$3.3 Million for Police Officer
January 9, 2012
By John C. Merlino, Esq.
The van that struck one of our clients pushed his vehicle into a Bronx intersection, over a curb and onto a sidewalk. Injuries from the crash never fully healed and have consigned our client, a police officer, to a desk job at the police department, even after two spinal surgeries.
Proper Planning Before Being Injured
June 12, 2012
By John Merlino
Recently, I came across a worker who suffered a dislocated shoulder and still went to work with a sling. While at work, he removed the sling in order to perform a task that required both hands. Needless to say, the injury worsened. In unbearable pain, he had to go home.
Dinkes & Schwitzer - Super Lawyers A Tradition of Excellence
December 6, 2011
Securing a $10 million verdict for an auto accident victim is a once in a lifetime achievement for any attorney. For William Schwitzer, who obtained the largest motor vehicle accident verdict in New York State in 2010, it’s part of his ongoing legacy.
Tell Your Doctor
February 14, 2012
By John C. Merlino, Esq.
If you get hurt on the job and need medical attention, make sure your doctors know the details as to how you got injured at work. This information will assist your doctor and you with any claim you may be filing due to your injury. So refer your doctor to your employer’s workers compensation insurance policy — and leave your own private insurance card in your wallet.
$8.5 Million Verdict for Construction Laborer
November 10, 2011
By John C. Merlino,Esq
Imagine his terror as one of our clients felt himself slip towards a gaping hole at an unsafe construction site.
He fell more than 25 feet, striking his head and shattering the bones in his leg. Fortunately he came to my law firm Dinkes & Schwitzer. William Schwitzer, our lead trial attorney, knew the young laborer deserved more than just workers compensation — this unsafe construction site failed to comply with the New York State Labor Law.