What if a work related accident was technically my fault?

Published November 13, 2017 77 Views

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Because People Matter: Entry 4

Published November 13, 2017 63 Views

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Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability

Published November 13, 2017 72 Views

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What if a work related accident could have been avoided?

Published November 13, 2017 70 Views

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

Published August 15, 2017 50 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 81 Views

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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 50 Views

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Common causes for serious and fatal work injuries

Published July 12, 2017 87 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 w...

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

Published July 6, 2017 47 Views

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Work related auto accidents

Published June 23, 2017 48 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...

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Don't lose out on you lump sum award!

Published June 6, 2017 50 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, hi...

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Claim Denied

Published February 23, 2017 55 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 in...

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

Published January 11, 2017 52 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’ Compe...

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Could you have a CONSEQUENTIAL injury

Published October 25, 2016 118 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...

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Workers’ Compensation Claim Tips

Published August 5, 2016 68 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 pr...

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Work-related condition that is not a result of an "Accident"

Published June 29, 2016 73 Views

It is easy for workers, employers, and insurance companies to clearly define an injury that resulted from a specific accident at work. Slip and fall, machine accident, lifting a heavy object, to name a few.   What is harder to grasp are the conditions that develop over time as a result of w...

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Estate Planning is for EVERYONE

Published May 13, 2016 62 Views

Sometimes when people hear the words “asset protection” or “estate planning” they think those terms do not apply to them. They may think estates are only for the wealthy, or that only the rich have assets. But everyone has an estate. Your estate is made up of everything you o...

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Workers’ Comp Offset of Social Security Disability Benefits

Published March 28, 2016 95 Views

If you are a recipient of both Workers’ Compensation (WC) and Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you have likely heard the term “offset” when it comes to the two benefit programs. SSD benefits are offset , or reduced, by the receipt of WC. This is why it is important to be...

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No More Administrative Decisions from the Board?

Published February 11, 2016 108 Views

The Workers’ Compensation Board has recently adopted a new policy as of 1/22/16 entitled “Reduction of Administrative Determinations for Claims with No Lost Time.” While it seems relatively harmless because it pertains to injured workers with no lost time from work, it actually spe...

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Can your WC or SSD benefits affect you at tax time?

Published January 6, 2016 93 Views

Now that the year has come to a close, tax season will be upon us soon. There are a few things that you should be reminded of when filing your federal tax return if you are a recipient of Workers’ Compensation or Social Security Disability benefits.   Generally speaking, Workers&rsquo...

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The very real consequences of workers' comp fraud

Published November 16, 2015 66 Views

Workers’ Comp fraud is a very real thing. And it can result in very serious penalties. Just take a look at the recent local headlines out of Rochester and Lockport http://www.lockportjournal.com/news/local_news/funeral-home-president-arrested-for-alleged-fraud/article_caab5c7e-c1de-5415-a238-6...

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WAGE INCREASE FOR MINORS

Published October 11, 2015 93 Views

For a number of important reasons, our society needs to determine an age of majority. Yet, there is no uniformity, and the New York Workers’ Compensation Law (WCL) adds a different age into the mix: 25.   WCL §14(5) reads “[i]f it be established that the injured employee wa...

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Unemployment and Workers’ Comp Benefits

Published September 21, 2015 55 Views

Most of our clients are surprised when we tell them there are circumstances when they can receive both workers’ compensation and unemployment benefits at the same time. In fact, the interplay between workers’ compensation and unemployment benefits occurs at a beneficial time for our clie...

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Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs) And Your Rights Under WCL § 137

Published September 3, 2015 254 Views

A client recently asked whether he had to go to an IME. Of course the answer is yes, but based on our conversation, we understood clearly that his worry centered around the fact that the IME doctor wouldn’t likely be on his side. And his concerns ring true.   There are important right...

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HOW YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE AFFECTS YOUR CASE?

Published June 5, 2015 83 Views

Suffering from a disability and being out of work and out of the loop with your co-workers and friends can lead to feelings of isolation. It is common to turn to social media outlets to feel more connected to the “outside world.”   While reading news related to workers’...

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