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New York Tops the Charts With Highest Workers’ Compensation Costs in the Country

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Workers’ compensation insurance is a necessary expense for New York businesses that have employees. This insurance protects a company and pays for employees who suffer workplace injuries. However, the cost of carrying such insurance is outrageous. In fact, New York tops the charts for having the highest rates in the entire country. For a… Read More »

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New Bill to Add Cost of Living Increases to VA Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Veterans are entitled to receive a wide range of benefits. However, those on disability often find they are treated unfairly because they do not receive cost of living increases, unlike other types of government benefits. That may change in the near future. One lawmaker—Senator Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut—wants to make benefits fairer for veterans… Read More »

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Injured New York Woman Collects $26,000 in Benefits While Working as a Realtor

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When you are injured in the workplace, your company typically files a workers’ compensation claim so you can receive benefits while you are unable to work. While you are receiving these benefits, you cannot be working—at the same company or anywhere else. If you work and earn money while receiving workers’ compensation benefits, you… Read More »

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Former USPS Worker Falsely Obtained $160K In Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When people are injured and unable to work, there are several government agencies that offer benefits to help compensate these people for being unable to work. Unfortunately, many people take advantage of these benefits. They are approved for workers’ compensation benefits but continue to work at the same time. This “double-dipping” is a form… Read More »

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New York Workers’ Compensation Board Making Improvements For Injured Workers

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Injured workers often face barriers and delays when it comes to getting the medical treatment and benefits they need following a workplace accident. Each state has its own laws and requirements when it comes to treating injured workers and allowing them to receive benefits. Many states have issues with claim approvals, access to medical… Read More »

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Common High-Dollar Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When you think of workers’ compensation claims, you may think of carpal tunnel syndrome or back injuries. Workers’ compensation claims can come in all shapes and forms. Some may be relatively minor, while others are very costly, amounting to millions of dollars High-dollar claims are rare, but when they do occur, they cost companies… Read More »

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Social Media Gets Bartender Arrested For Workers’ Compensation Fraud

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Most people use Facebook, Twitter or some other social media program to connect with others. Many people, however, do not use these apps appropriately. Some tend to overshare on them, and, in some cases, doing so may be illegal. When a person applies for government benefits, such as unemployment, disability or workers’ compensation, they… Read More »

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Thousands Die Waiting For Social Security Disability Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

The Social Security Disability benefits process can take such a long time, many people wait the rest of their lives—literally. The Social Security Administration recently reported that in 2016 and 2017, 18,701 people died while waiting to receive Social Security Disability benefits. More than 1 million more claimants were still waiting for their benefits… Read More »

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Florida Workers’ Compensation Laws Aid Employers, Punish Employees

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Most Florida employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. Therefore, if you suffer injuries in the workplace, you expect that your employer will file a claim and pay for your medical bills and other expenses. This isn’t the case for illegal immigrants, however. Under Florida law, employers have the right to use these… Read More »

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9/11 Government Inspector Denied Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Nearly 3,000 people were killed and more than 6,000 others were injured in the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001. But those weren’t the only victims. Many paramedics, firefighters, inspectors and other workers at the site of the World Trade center became sick years later from the hazardous materials. These workers qualified… Read More »

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