Special Legal Protections for Volunteer Firefighters and Volunteer EMTs

February 4th, 2015 Volunteer firefighters and volunteer EMTs are protected by New York State’s Volunteer Firefighters’ Benefit Law and the New York State Volunteer EMT Benefit Law respectively. As extensions of the Workers’ Compensation Law, these laws protects individuals who sustain injuries while performing these volunteer jobs. If you are working as a volunteer firefighter…

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The Dolce Firm: Committed to Our Community

September 30th, 2014 The Dolce Firm takes our commitment to our community very seriously. We are grateful to be in a position to assist local organizations who are dedicated to bettering Western New York. Just as in years past, we have been very active in the local community as we continue to look forward to…

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Verdict Announcement: Jury Awards Electric Lineman $5.6M Under NY Safe Place to Work Laws

We are happy to announce a big victory for one of our clients: a jury awarded an electric lineman $5,573,783 to compensate him for lost wages, existing and future medical expenses, and pain and suffering. IBEW member John Jourdan suffered permanent knee, back and hip injuries and will never be able to return his job…

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New York Guarantees a Safe Place to Work

You may not be aware, but you have the right to work in a safe place in the state of New York.  (When I was a union construction worker, I was unaware of these laws.)  As an attorney, it is my passion to help enforce these laws and protect my fellow workers. This simple yet…

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Join us for Clean Air Coalition Night at the Bisons’ Game!

It’s always nice when you can have fun while supporting a great cause. You are in luck, because one of those opportunities is coming soon. Please join us on Thursday, August 8 at 5:30PM for Clean Air Coalition Night at the Bisons’ game. Tickets are only $11, and proceeds go to support the Clean Air Coalition…

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Contingent fee agreements explained

It’s not uncommon for attorneys to receive questions about billing and payment. This is especially true in our line of business where payment is dictated by a contingent fee arrangement. This is quite understandable; most of our clients at The Dolce Firm, P.C., are working-class people with families. They know the importance of sticking to…

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