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.
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 would want my attorney to listen to my needs with sincerity and compasion.
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.