With over 20 years of experience representing injured workers, Scott Salmonson has been named a Partner in our firm since 2011. Scott represents numerous clients before the Workers’ Compensation Board in all five 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. He is a strong adversary who vigorously represents his clients and is well respected in the field.

Scott 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. Scott advises many members of D.C.37 and Airline workers based out of New York State.

He works closely with injured workers, their unions, and their doctors to optimize benefits for his clients. Scott also represents first responders in all injury claims, including their September 11, 2001 cases. He 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 could not receive Workers’ Compensation benefits and allowed them to pursue their cases.

Frequently speaking with various organizations and their members concerning the rights of injured workers and legislators to improve the law in this field; Scott perpetually educates, informs, and protects the rights of injured workers. He is actively involved with several charitable organizations seeking to improve the community.

He continuously strives to be a resource for the public and the profession. Scott 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 plan their recovery while striving to maximize the benefits to which they are entitled. He believes workers suffering the misfortune of an injury have the fundamental right to expedient medical care and financial benefits to support their families while being treated with dignity and respect.

Scott is a Cum Laude graduate of Lehigh University and obtained his law degree from St. John’s University School of Law. He was the 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. He was chosen as one of Schnep Media’s 2020 Labor Law recipients for his prominent role in the labor field.

I attended St. John’s University School of Law.  Upon graduation I worked with Price Waterhouse as a tax advisor before entering the field of Elder Law and Estate Planning.  I entered the field of Workers’ Compensation in 1998.

No. I entered college with the thought that I would be a doctor or enter the field of business.  I decided I had more of an interest in business so I studied accounting so I could understand the financial information and health of businesses.  During my education as an accountant I took a business law course and enjoyed the thought process and advocating for clients.  I intended to combine the use of the accounting degree and the law degree in the field of business.

In 1998, I had an opportunity to represent injured workers in the field of workers’ compensation.  I realized that if I did my job right, I could help a lot of people through a very difficult chapter in their lives.  I have been in the field ever since.

I think I have a very good relationship with my clients because I care about them as people, I listen to their needs and I strive to obtain the best possible results while treating them with dignity and respect.

I really like working with MDASR because we have a talented team of attorneys and staff that care for our clients and treat our clients like we would our family members.

I like to spend time with my family, travel, explore, work out, and work with community based organizations

I have worked with FREE, Bronx Clergy Task Force, Sunrise Day Camp, to name a few.