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Looking for Work while Receiving Partial Disability Workers’ Comp Benefits

Published October 15, 2018 985 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 employee clai...

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

Published September 7, 2018 557 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 considered,...

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Workers Compensation for Truck Drivers and Delivery Workers

Published August 13, 2018 767 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’s pace. Unf...

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How to File a Social Security Disability Claim

Published July 17, 2018 620 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 648 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 627 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 insurance company to cough...

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

Published May 7, 2018 472 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 new child into...

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Common Workplace Injuries in the Healthcare Field

Published May 3, 2018 624 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 528 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 589 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.   Wh...

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Delayed Reaction to a Work Injury

Published November 16, 2017 569 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 later,...

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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 530 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 655 Views

  The post What if I have a delayed reaction from a work related accident? appeared first on Zea Proukou - Trusted Rochester Workers' Comp Attorneys.  

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Is there a way to calculate my potential claim?

Published November 13, 2017 565 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 528 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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What if a work related accident was technically my fault?

Published November 13, 2017 609 Views

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Because People Matter: Entry 4

Published November 13, 2017 490 Views

    The post Because People Matter: Entry 4 appeared first on Zea Proukou - Trusted Rochester Workers' Comp Attorneys.  

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Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability

Published November 13, 2017 548 Views

  The post Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability appeared first on Zea Proukou - Trusted Rochester Workers' Comp Attorneys.  

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What if a work related accident could have been avoided?

Published November 13, 2017 578 Views

  The post What if a work related accident could have been avoided? appeared first on Zea Proukou - Trusted Rochester Workers' Comp Attorneys.  

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How can I make sure my work injury claim will be established?

Published August 15, 2017 438 Views

It seems simple, right? You get hurt at work, you tell you your employer, you go to the doctor, and you have a claim. Unfortunately, it is not that easy. Even for seemingly straight-forward accidental injuries, and even less so for injuries that develop over time. It is extremely important that u...

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Because People Matter Entry 2: Can I lose my job while on workers’ comp?

Published August 8, 2017 594 Views

    The post Because People Matter Entry 2: Can I lose my job while on workers’ comp? appeared first on Zea Proukou - Trusted Rochester Workers' Comp Attorneys.  

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Because People Matter Entry 3: What benefits am I entitled to if I’m hurt at work?

Published August 8, 2017 463 Views

    The post Because People Matter Entry 3: What benefits am I entitled to if I’m hurt at work? appeared first on Zea Proukou - Trusted Rochester Workers' Comp Attorneys.  

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Common causes for serious and fatal work injuries

Published July 12, 2017 552 Views

According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) statistics, in 2015, 4,836 workers were killed in workplace accidents and nearly four million workers sustained injuries or illnesses.   OSHA’s data shows frequent causes for these deaths or injuries, as well as their compil...

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Because People Matter Entry 1: Can I choose my own doctor while on workers’ comp?

Published July 6, 2017 462 Views

    The post Because People Matter Entry 1: Can I choose my own doctor while on workers’ comp? appeared first on Zea Proukou - Trusted Rochester Workers' Comp Attorneys.  

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Work related auto accidents

Published June 23, 2017 523 Views

Auto accident claims are heavily advertised by some attorneys. If you are injured in an auto accident, as a driver, passenger, or pedestrian, in most instances you have will file a motor vehicle accident claim.   However, if your auto accident happens while you are at work, you also have a Worke...

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Don't lose out on you lump sum award!

Published June 6, 2017 530 Views

Under the new budget passed by the New York State Legislature, the Workers’ Compensation Permanency Guidelines for schedule loss of use awards will be getting an overhaul by the end of 2017. This means that for injured workers with injuries to their fingers, hands/wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips, kn...

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Claim Denied

Published February 23, 2017 581 Views

WHY WAS MY WORKERS’ COMP CLAIM DENIED? You suffered an injury on the job. Maybe you strained your back while lifting something heavy. Maybe you felt a pop in your knee when climbing down a ladder. Perhaps you have developed wrist pain and weakness after years at the computer. However the injury o...

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Can I get Workers’ Comp if I’m not at Fault?

Published January 11, 2017 449 Views

You get hurt at work and it is not your fault. And technically, it’s not the employer’s fault either. Like with motor vehicle accidents, Workers’ Compensation in New York State is a no fault insurance based system. So what does this mean for you?   The Workers’ Compensation system is designed...

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Could you have a CONSEQUENTIAL injury

Published October 25, 2016 746 Views

What happens if another body site starts hurting after your initial injury? For example, let’s say you injured your right knee. You had surgery a few months later, and recovery is not going well. You spend months in physical therapy and develop a limp. Because you have been favoring your right leg,...

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Workers’ Compensation Claim Tips

Published August 5, 2016 515 Views

When filing a workers’ compensation claim there are a few things you need to keep in mind. As with any set of laws, the NYS Workers’ Compensation system can be a difficult one to navigate alone. If you are injured while working there are things you can do to help secure your claim and protect yourse...

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