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Workers’ Compensation Premiums to Decrease for New York Businesses

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Owning a business is a dream come true for many New Yorkers. While being your own boss offers some degree of freedom as well as many other benefits, there are also exorbitant costs. There are taxes, payroll and other costs, but one of the priciest expenses is insurance. Those with employees must protect them… Read More »

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Marijuana For Veterans and Workers With PTSD

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Currently, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is not included as a condition that medical marijuana can heal in the state of New York. This means that veterans, workers, and others who are suffering from PTSD cannot receive a prescription from their medical care provider to use cannabis as treatment. However, this may all change soon,… Read More »

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Veterans Benefits You May Not Know Existed

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Most veterans are aware of the health care benefits they are entitled to receive once they are no longer in active duty. What they might not know is that there are many other benefits and programs available to them. Many veterans struggle with medical and financial difficulties following their return home from war. Some… Read More »

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Occupational Hearing Loss

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you are suffering from hearing damage caused by the work you do, you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits will allow for you to seek the best medical treatment available, all at no cost. Your employer owes you these benefits because of the work that you do for them, though your… Read More »

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Will My Disability Qualify?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Social Security Disability (SSD) can be a life-altering, or even life-saving, tool for many people and their families. If you have become disabled recently, or have been living with a disability for a long time, you may find considerable financial relief in pursuing SSD benefits. However, not all impairments fall under the Social Security… Read More »

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Veterans Affairs Medical Malpractice

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Unfortunately, even the finest Veterans Affairs physicians, surgeons, nurses, medical technicians, and hospital staff make mistakes. Whether those mistakes were caused by carelessness, recklessness, or a simple slip of the fingers or computer error, the victims of medical malpractice are forced to live with the results. The financial damages caused by such an error… Read More »

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Acquiring Social Security Disability for Your Child

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Social Security Disability (SSD) is a tool that adults and children with disabilities can utilize to assist them financially. While most people associate disability payments with injured working adults, children can also receive benefits if the parents are disabled and receiving SSD benefits, or if their child has a disability. If you are an… Read More »

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Social Security: Who Can Receive Your Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

A very large percentage of people who receive Social Security disability benefits also have dependents. Dependents may be spouses, divorced spouses, children, or other family members. However, the only people that can qualify for benefits on your record, according to the Social Security Administration, are the following: Spouse; Divorced spouse; Children; Disabled children; and… Read More »

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Am I Covered by New York’s Workers’ Compensation?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Immigrant dairy farm workers are reporting intimidation and injuries, according to New York Upstate, but are farm workers’ eligible for workers’ compensation? The answer to that is yes, most likely. Most New York workers are covered by workers’ compensation. If you work for a for-profit company or business, whether you are a full-time, part-time,… Read More »

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Benefit Cuts Under New York Workers’ Compensation Reform

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

New York has had a strong workers’ compensation program for a number of years, and with New York’s recent budget approval, more good news is on the way for injured workers, or so proponents of the reform would have you believe. Reform has rarely meant good change, for the worker anyways. Often, workers’ compensation… Read More »

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