With over 20 years of experience representing injured workers, Mr. Salmonson has been named a named Partner in our firm since 2011. Mr. Salmonson represents numerous clients before the Workers’ Compensation Board in all 5 boroughs and on Long Island. He litigates all aspects of Workers’ Compensation claims and handles cases from inception through trial, permanency and settlement. He is a tireless advocate, working diligently to advance and protect the rights of injured workers. Mr. Salmonson is a strong adversary who vigorously represents his clients and is well respected in the field.
Mr. Salmonson counsels many clients and union members including, New York State, New York City and Suffolk County Corrections officers, Nassau and Suffolk Police Officers, EMS members, Transport Workers’ Unions, teachers and social workers. Mr. Salmonson advises many members of D.C.37 as well as Airline workers who are based out of New York State. He works closely with injured workers, their unions and their doctors to optimize benefits on behalf of his clients.
Mr. Salmonson also represents first responders in all injury claims including their September 11, 2001 cases. Mr. Salmonson laid the groundwork for a case making the front page of the New York Law Journal in June, 2014. The case opened the door for an entire class of World Trade center volunteers who were previously unable to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits and allowed them to pursue their cases.
Mr. Salmonson perpetually educates, informs and protects the rights of injured workers. He frequently speaks with various organizations and their membership concerning the rights of injured workers, as well as legislators to improve the law in this field. Mr. Salmonson is actively involved with several charitable organizations seeking to improve the community. He continuously strives to be a resource for the public as well as the profession. He has often said that one of the aspects of his practice that he enjoys the most is that he can help a very deserving client through a difficult chapter in their lives and help them to plan their recovery while striving to maximize the benefits to which they are entitled. He believes that workers suffering the misfortune of an injury, have the fundamental right to expedient medical care and financial benefits to support their families, while simultaneously being treated with dignity and respect.
Mr. Salmonson is a Cum Laude graduate of Lehigh University and obtained his law degree from St. John’s University School of Law. He was Notes and Comments Editor of the St. John’s Law Review and is a New York State Certified Public Accountant. He and his wife, Lisa, reside in Nassau County with their two children. Scott was chosen as one of Schnep Media’s 2020 Labor Law recipients for his prominent role in the labor field.