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Companies Pay Billions Of Dollars For Poor Workplace Ergonomics

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Companies expect that new employees will require training to get them up to speed on daily tasks and workplace policies. When it comes to workplace ergonomics, however, most employees get little or no training. Employers don’t think this type of training is necessary, but they end up paying billions in workers’ compensation benefits when… Read More »

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VA Retirees And Disability Recipients To See Biggest Raise In Six Years

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Disabled and retired veterans will see a change in their benefits paychecks soon. But they shouldn’t worry—this is a positive change. Vets will be getting a cost of living increase in their checks starting in January 2018. The 2 percent raise in pay will be the largest since 2012. There was no increase in… Read More »

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New York Man Faces Workers’ Compensation Fraud Charges

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

There are many people who are truly injured on the job and have their workers’ compensation claims denied. Then there are those who suffer injuries outside of the workplace and get their claims approved. Because of this, workers’ compensation fraud affects everyone. And it’s becoming more and more popular as people try to cash… Read More »

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New Savings Plan Available To New Yorkers With Disabilities

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Are you disabled and need money to pay for medical expenses? Do you live in New York and qualify for Social Security Disability benefits? If so, you may be able to take advantage of a new savings plan. Medical bills can be costly, especially if you have a long-term disability. Paying for these expenses… Read More »

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Secretly Videotaped Man Still Eligible For Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Insurance companies are in the business of making money, so they try to delay or deny claims as often as possible. Even after a worker has been deemed eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits, some insurers will go to great lengths to catch workers in the act of doing something deceitful. A New York… Read More »

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Veterans’ Benefits Made Available For Those Discharged Based On Sexual Preference

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Nowadays, many people do not judge themselves by the gender they were assigned at birth. Those who are born female can become a male through transition surgery, and vice versa. In addition, some people are attracted to the same sex or both sexes, so we no longer live in a society where women marry… Read More »

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Social Security Disability Claim Backlog Tops 1 Million

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you become unable to work and perform daily activities due to a disability, you may think that Social Security Disability benefits will help you out financially. While these benefits have helped many people, thousands of people have waited so long for them that they have ended up dying before getting approved. It was… Read More »

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Veterans: Be Aware Of Financial Scams

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Getting veterans’ benefits is so difficult that some veterans will do what it takes to make sure they get them—even if it means falling for scams. Unfortunately, many people think they can take advantage of senior citizens. These investment professionals pose as veterans advocates and visit nursing homes and community centers throughout the nation… Read More »

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Continuing Your Eligibility For Social Security Disability Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

So you finally received your Social Security Disability benefits. The hard part is over—or so you think. Continuing eligibility on a month-by-month basis may be a challenging task, especially if the Social Security Administration (SSA) thinks your condition has improved but you still cannot work. You will receive benefits as long as you are… Read More »

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Is My Employer Required To Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you are injured at work, you may assume that your injuries will be covered under workers’ compensation. While many injured workers do receive workers’ compensation benefits, not all employers have to have insurance. Each state is different, and there are some exceptions in New York. If an employer is required to have workers’… Read More »

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