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The Differences Between Workers’ Comp and FMLA

The Differences Between Workers’ Comp and FMLA

Published January 21, 2019 852 Views

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” and have to miss work. T...

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Happy New Year from the Zea Proukou Family!

Happy New Year from the Zea Proukou Family!

Published January 4, 2019 960 Views

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 extremely gratefu...

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Unemployment and SSDI

Published November 16, 2018 709 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 952 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 the ta...

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Looking for Work while Receiving Partial Disability Workers’ Comp Benefits

Published October 15, 2018 1184 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 711 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 983 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 818 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 808 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 776 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 623 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 788 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 697 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 739 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 755 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 681 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 856 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 714 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 682 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 762 Views

  The post What if a work related accident was technically my fault? appeared first on Zea Proukou - Trusted Rochester Workers' Comp Attorneys.  

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Because People Matter: Entry 4

Published November 13, 2017 641 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 706 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 746 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 619 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 757 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 626 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 708 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 627 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 684 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 your lump sum award!

Published June 6, 2017 705 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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