What is the First Thing to Do After a Workplace Injury?

Published October 3, 2022 8 Views

What is the First Thing to Do After a Workplace Injury?

No matter how many safety measures are in place and how cautious employees are, workplace injuries still occur each day. In New York State, the Workers’ Compensation Law exists to help those who have been injured on the job with medical bills and lost wages. However, filing for Workers’...

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How to Prepare for SSD and SSI Applications

Published September 1, 2022 71 Views

How to Prepare for SSD and SSI Applications

More often than not, making the decision to apply for SSD or SSI is a big step and isn’t always easy. However, if your health conditions and/or limitations are hindering your ability to perform normal life activities and your doctor confirms your disability, you have the option of applying for...

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How Workers’ Compensation is Calculated in New York State

Published April 27, 2022 203 Views

How Workers’ Compensation is Calculated in New York State

If you were injured on the job, you may be able to recover compensation to cover your lost wages by filing a workers’ compensation claim. Most people in this situation want to know “just how much money can I expect to receive?” This article explains how most workers’ comp ben...

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How Do You Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Published March 30, 2022 123 Views

How Do You Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?

We can help you through the entire process, from start to finish When you can't work because of an illness or injury, it's hard to know where to turn for help. Social Security Disability benefits provide some relief, but the application process can be confusing. This article walks you...

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Experienced Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Attorneys Based In Rochester and the Finger Lakes

Published March 29, 2022 116 Views

Experienced Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Attorneys Based In Rochester and the Finger Lakes

Successfully representing clients in Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, and Supplemental Security Income cases When you're injured on the job, it's important to know your rights and options. An experienced attorney can help guide you through the process and protect y...

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What You Should Do if You Have a Partial Disability

Published March 8, 2022 161 Views

What You Should Do if You Have a Partial Disability

What should you do if you have a partial disability? And what does it mean to have a partial disability? If you're dealing with a partial disability and work restrictions, here are some tips from experienced attorneys to help you. But first, you’ll need a clear understanding of what...

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Proposed changes to the Workers’ Comp Law – Make Your Voice Heard!

Published September 27, 2019 156 Views

Proposed changes to the Workers’ Comp Law – Make Your Voice Heard!

Reopening of Cases In most Workers’ Compensation claims that are not settled by way of Section 32 agreements which close out medical treatment, even though your case may have been marked “no further action” by the Board and it goes dormant for some time, you still have the r...

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Social Security Disability Vs. Social Security Retirement

Published August 9, 2019 151 Views

I’m receiving Social Security Disability – can I still collect Social Security Retirement? You are younger than 65 and are currently receiving Social Security Disability benefits; you are probably wondering if and when you can collect Social Security Retirement. Rest assured, when...

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How Do They Decide How Much I Am Paid While Out on Workers’ Comp?

Published May 3, 2019 94 Views

You have a work injury that takes you out of work. In most instances, you will not receive your regular wages from your employer while you are not working – you will receive Workers’ Compensation payments from the insurance carrier. But those payments are not as much as you receive in yo...

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When Your Injury Might Not Be Covered by Workers’ Comp

Published February 18, 2019 155 Views

When Your Injury Might Not Be Covered by Workers’ Comp

As a general rule, if you are injured on the job in New York, you will be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. However, there are exceptions to the rule. Also, the definition of “on the job” can be a grey area that excludes certain injuries, to the surprise of the injured...

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Workers Comp or Personal Injury?

Published February 7, 2019 106 Views

Should I File a Workers’ Comp Claim or a Personal Injury Lawsuit? You probably know by now that if you get hurt at work, you are most likely eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits, which cover the cost of your medical treatment and your lost wages for missed work. You migh...

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The Differences Between Workers’ Comp and FMLA

Published January 21, 2019 89 Views

The Differences Between Workers’ Comp and FMLA

New York’s workers’ compensation laws protect injured employees by ensuring their job-related medical bills are paid and by providing cash benefits for missed work. There is also a Federal law in place for the benefit of workers who suffer from a “serious health condition”...

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Happy New Year from the Zea Proukou Family!

Published January 4, 2019 84 Views

Happy New Year from the Zea Proukou Family!

We’re seeing elves with more frequency here at Zea Proukou Central – of course, these elves wear UPS and FedEx uniforms on this final leg of the Amazon-to-Christmas Tree pipeline – and this reminds us to pause and reflect for a moment on the blessings brought by 2018. We remain e...

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Unemployment and SSDI

Published November 16, 2018 70 Views

I Filed for Unemployment- Am I Barred from Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits? Social Security disability benefits provide a stable income for people who have to stop working due to physical or mental ailments. But the process of getting approved for disability is notoriously slow, oft...

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Can I Get Fired for Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim?

Published October 18, 2018 101 Views

The workers’ compensation system in New York covers almost all employees in the state and provides benefits to those who get injured at work or suffer from work-related illnesses. Despite the availability of cash benefits and payment for medical treatment, many eligible workers leave money on...

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Looking for Work while Receiving Partial Disability Workers’ Comp Benefits

Published October 15, 2018 137 Views

New York’s workers’ compensation laws provide benefits for injured workers who have been hurt on the job. The system does not only benefit those workers who are permanently disabled from work, but also those who are temporarily disabled, whether to a total or partial degree. Any e...

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Your condition worsens with work activity? You might have a Workers’ Comp claim

Published September 7, 2018 77 Views

We’ve blogged in the past about occupational diseases and the importance of considering whether this often overlooked theory of compensability applies to the facts of your case. Often, a claim that may seem unwinnable on its face finds new life as an occupational disease. A client who is consi...

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Workers Compensation for Truck Drivers and Delivery Workers

Published August 13, 2018 91 Views

Common injuries suffered by truck drivers and delivery workers Drivers of commercial trucks and delivery vehicles are crucial to our nation’s economy- without them, consumers would not have access to the assortment of goods and products that they do, and commerce would slow to a snail&rsquo...

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How to File a Social Security Disability Claim

Published July 17, 2018 89 Views

How to navigate filing a social security disability claim Applying and getting approved for Social Security disability benefits can be a lengthy and challenging process. Many individuals with valid disability claims have to go through multiple appeals, which can drag on for years, before obtainin...

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Construction Workers and Workplace Injury

Published June 21, 2018 90 Views

There is no doubt that construction is a dangerous industry. Fortunately, many workplace safety regulations have been put in place to protect construction workers from injury. Still, due to the abundance of hazards, not to mention the physically demanding nature of the job, accidents and injuries st...

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Injury at work? Here’s what you need to know.

Published June 5, 2018 98 Views

If you have suffered a workplace injury in New York, you are most likely entitled to receive benefits under our state’s workers’ compensation laws. Although the workers’ compensation system is designed to help injured workers, it can be a struggle to get the employer or insuranc...

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Protecting your family’s future – the importance of Estate Planning

Published May 7, 2018 57 Views

Newly married? New baby on the way? Here is why you should start thinking about estate planning now Estate planning is probably not the first thing that comes to mind after you say “I do.” Nor is it the most likely topic of conversation as you and your spouse get ready to welcome a ne...

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Common Workplace Injuries in the Healthcare Field

Published May 3, 2018 81 Views

In New York, some of our most valued workers are those who go to work every day helping others in the healthcare field. Nurses, patient technicians, physician assistants, and other healthcare employees are vital to the lives and well-being of their patients, but their jobs also involve significant r...

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Randi Proukou has a successful appeal to the Third Department

Published April 10, 2018 57 Views

Another success story at the Appellate Division for a ZP client and Randi Proukou! After winning at the hearing level, the claim was appealed by the carrier to the Board Panel, who ultimately reversed the original finding of a causally related carpal tunnel claim. On appeal, Randi Proukou successful...

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Workers’ Compensation for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Published April 3, 2018 70 Views

Individuals who suffer from workplace injuries in New York are eligible for workers’ compensation, even if their injuries develop slowly over time. In fact, one of the most common workplace injuries is carpal tunnel syndrome, a repetitive stress injury that affects the wrist and hand. &...

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Delayed Reaction to a Work Injury

Published November 16, 2017 60 Views

Have you seen our recent video on Facebook or Instagram? In it Dan talks about what happens if you have a delayed reaction from a work related accident. Watch the video here.   It is not uncommon for an accident to occur at work that, at the time, seems relatively minor. Then, a few days la...

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How can I prove that pain is being caused by long work hours or specific job duties?

Published November 13, 2017 62 Views

  The post How can I prove that pain is being caused by long work hours or specific job duties? appeared first on Zea Proukou - Trusted Rochester Workers' Comp Attorneys.  

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What if I have a delayed reaction from a work related accident?

Published November 13, 2017 86 Views

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Is there a way to calculate my potential claim?

Published November 13, 2017 79 Views

  Every claim is different and Dan elaborates on how a judge might determine your claim. The post Is there a way to calculate my potential claim? appeared first on Zea Proukou - Trusted Rochester Workers' Comp Attorneys.  

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What if I’m hurt at work but don’t have a doctor?

Published November 13, 2017 60 Views

  The post What if I’m hurt at work but don’t have a doctor? appeared first on Zea Proukou - Trusted Rochester Workers' Comp Attorneys.  

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