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New York Personal Injury Lawyer

Much of personal injury law history is shrouded with inconsistency, myths, and unfair court rulings. In the beginning of the 20th century, however, things started to turn in favor of the plaintiff and poor injured workers.

At the start of the century, personal injury cases were still somewhat rare. When a case was tried or settled, it usually always consisted of a physical injury. Pain and suffering were not considered very serious at that point in time. Economic damages and wage loss were also not taken into legal consideration, leaving many injured workers without a penny to feed themselves if they couldnt find suitable work.

For the attorney, the golden era of charging as much as they wanted with no limits on soliciting were coming to a brief end. After the American Bar Association adopted the Canons of Professional Ethics, the rules changed quite significantly for practicing attorneys. They could no longer charge outlandish prices and were forced to limit their advertising capabilities to just business cards and word of mouth.

Nevertheless, the second Industrial Revolution brought new and coming challenges for the worker and golden opportunities legal representatives in big cities like the New York personal injury lawyer. The rate of mass production in manufacturing, construction, and sweatshops skyrocketed, meaning work injuries were more vulnerable than ever before. Confronted with public outrage, many American states began to create workers compensation systems. Wisconsin was the first state to create such a system in 1911. All states had adopted workers compensation by 1948.

Topic revision: r1 - 2021-06-14 - SanaKhan
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