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Downward Trend in Opioid Prescriptions for Workers’ Compensation Patients

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Injured in a workplace accident? You’re not alone. Many people experience slips, trips and falls as well as machinery malfunctions while at work. Every year, more than 4,000 people are killed in workplace accidents and many more are injured. These workplace accidents can lead to a variety of injuries, including head trauma, back and… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Possibly Available for Coronavirus Outbreaks

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

For the past month, people all over the world have been on high alert over the coronavirus. The disease, which started in China, has spread to more than 80 countries, including Italy, South Korea, Iran and the United States. Nearly 100,000 people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, with more than 3,300 people dying… Read More »

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New York Labor Groups Pushing Workers’ Compensation, Other Benefits for Rideshare Drivers

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

California is progressive with many of its laws, and other states are taking notice. California recently passed AB 5, a law that makes changes to the way a worker is determined an employee or an independent contractor. Under the bill, employers will be required to extend certain rights, benefits and protections to independent contractors…. Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied for Worker Claiming Occupational Disease

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

A person who is injured on the job may be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits help with wage replacement for those who miss work due to a workplace injury. While some injuries are easy to prove—such as those caused by a machinery accident or slip and fall accident—those that develop over… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Win for Firefighter Could Set Precedent

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

State workers’ compensation boards have strict requirements. They will do whatever they can to deny a person’s claim. This can be frustrating to those who have been injured on the job, cannot work and are in dire need of financial compensation so they can pay the bills. Many give up after they are denied,… 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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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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