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Man Denied Workers’ Compensation Benefits After Working Other Positions, Refusing Treatment

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

After any type of accident, it’s important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. This is especially true in cases of workplace accidents, since an injured employee wants to heal up as quickly as possible so they can return to work. Also, when a person claims to be injured in a workplace accident… Read More »

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Too Sick to Work? Consider SSDI Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Many people are unaware of the many benefits of Social Security. Some think it’s only there for retirement purposes. Nothing could be further from the truth. Social Security provides benefits to the old and young. Even children can receive benefits if they are eligible. Those who are disabled can receive Social Security Disability Insurance… Read More »

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Artificial Intelligence, Robots Help Streamline Veterans Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) provides money and other benefits to veterans and their families. The agency, however, receives so many applications and pieces of mail. In fact, it receives 25,000 or so letters on a daily basis. You can imagine how long it would take to sort and open all these letters by… Read More »

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How to Avoid Workers’ Compensation Claims With Remote Workers

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

The workplace has seen many changes this year. With COVID-19 claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans, companies are having to adapt to a remote workforce. It’s no longer deemed safe for employees to come to work, so they are completing their tasks from home. The remote workforce has tripled this year…. Read More »

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Social Security Disability Benefits Could End if Payroll Taxes are Deferred

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

President Donald Trump has been discussing the possibility of deferring payroll taxes. Workers would not have to repay them until next year. While this plan would result in a little extra money for those hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, should this be implemented, it would hurt those who rely on these payroll taxes… Read More »

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Poor Outcomes for Those Waiting for Social Security Disability Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Millions of Americans try to take advantage of the benefits that are available to them, such as Social Security Disability. This type of income can be a lifeline to those who have no income, but it doesn’t come easy. There are many bureaucratic hurdles to overcome, like any government program, Sadly, though, hundreds of… Read More »

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Health Issue Forcing Early Retirement? Consider Social Security Disability Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

While most Americans are eligible to start receiving Social Security checks at age 62, they can maximize their payments by working until age 70. Because of this, many people delay retirement. But sometimes things don’t go as planned. Some people are forced to stop working earlier than they expected due to a health issue…. Read More »

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New York Family Seeks Posthumous Workers’ Compensation Settlement

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

A New York family is fighting a legal battle over workers’ compensation benefit payments after the death of a worker. Nearly $19,000 is owed to a husband/father who died in 2018, but worked multiple jobs to provide for his family. The man was given 350 weeks of disability payment and had 38.8 weeks left… Read More »

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Access to Home for Heroes for Veterans

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

While veterans benefits are typically federal in nature, each state does have special benefits in place limited to residents only. While that may seem great, the problem is that these benefits are not always widely known. Because they are not publicized, they don’t get used often. Don’t let this happen to you. If you… Read More »

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Can You Get Workers’ Compensation if You Get COVID-19 in New York?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

The coronavirus is still rapidly spreading throughout the United States. New York, which was considered the epicenter of this deadly disease, is still seeing many cases. So far, there have been 413,000 cases in the state, with more than 32,000 deaths. Many people are contracting COVID-19 through the workplace. This is especially true for… Read More »

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