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Workers’ Compensation Nightmare for Delta Airlines Employees

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When employees are injured on the job, they expect that their employer will take care of them and help them obtain workers’ compensation benefits, which they are not only entitled to receive, but also required to receive under the law.  However, some employers will fight their workers to avoid paying up. This practice is… Read More »

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Understanding VA Individual Unemployability

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Those who serve our country often end up injured in the process. Serving in a war can cause physical and emotional harm that can last many years or even the rest of a person’s life. Once a person retires or otherwise leaves the service and comes back to civilian life, they may be unable… Read More »

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VA Continues to Have Issues with GI Bill

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

We have all dealt with computer issues at some point or another. Maybe your desktop has experienced the blue screen of death. Maybe you couldn’t log into your work computer. Perhaps the cash register at your local supermarket experienced a glitch and needed to be shut down. Computer issues can be frustrating, and not… Read More »

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New York Workers’ Compensation Board Charged with Abuse of Power Over Text Message

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Technicalities can ruin an injured person’s workers’ compensation claim. Even something as seemingly minor such as not disclosing a text message can cause a claim to be denied, leaving a person without much-needed benefits. This recently happened in New York. The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York decided that the New… Read More »

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Social Security Disability and Spousal Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Social Security is an intricate area of law.  There are many ways to get benefits, but many do not know how. There are strict requirements that need to be met. Plus, there are situations in which Social Security retirement benefits and disability benefits coincide. For example, if you are receiving disability benefits and your… Read More »

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Understanding Aid & Attendance for Veterans

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Veterans are offered many benefits for serving their country, such as tuition aid, housing assistance, medical care and pensions. There are many other benefits that veterans tend to overlook because they have no idea that they even exist. One such benefit is Aid & Attendance. Aid & Attendance is often overlooked, but has been… Read More »

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Man Arrested for Receiving Workers’ Compensation Benefits While Working at Family Business

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Unfortunately, many people take advantage of government benefits. You have likely heard stories of people working while on unemployment. Even those injured in the workplace sometimes go on to work somewhere else while obtaining workers’ compensation benefits. This was the case for a New York man. He claimed he was out of work due… Read More »

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How is Disability Defined by Social Security?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

You broke your arm and now cannot even write your name. A car accident has left you paralyzed and unable to move. Cancer has left you fatigued and unable to work an eight-hour day. In any of these situations, would you be considered disabled? It’s possible, but it depends on the situation. In order… Read More »

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Man’s Social Security Disability Benefits Granted, Then Suddenly Ceased

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Those who are disabled rely on government benefits to help them pay for everyday expenses. These people cannot work and earn income, so Social Security Disability benefits are there to help—except when they’re not. A Utah man who was once approved for benefits suddenly saw them disappear. He has tried for many years to… Read More »

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New Virtual Hearings Available for Injured New York Workers

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Getting injured in the workplace is not an ideal situation. A lot of paperwork is involved, and there is no guarantee of workers’ compensation benefits. Sometimes fraud is involved, either on behalf of the employee or employer. In many cases, benefits are denied even when the employee is truly injured. In order for many… Read More »

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