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Common Myths About Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When a person is injured in the workplace, they may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, not all employees file a claim for some reason. They may not understand the process or may not think they qualify for benefits. There are a lot of misconceptions about workers’ compensation benefits. If you’ve been injured… Read More »

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Firefighter Killed During Training at Academy

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Many of those in specialized occupations, such as police officers and firefighters, have to complete rigorous physical training. This training can be brutal, putting employees to the test. Unfortunately, some people die during this training after suffering medical emergencies. In these cases, workers’ compensation benefits may be available. A firefighter recently died during training… Read More »

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State Workers’ Compensation Board Removes Strict Standards

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

With more and more people working from home due to COVID-19 restrictions, workers’ compensation laws have changed. Until late 2020, New York had strict standards in place for workers, denying claims that did not occur during working hours and while the employee was actively involved in work duties. That changed on October 22, when… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Discontinued for Man Seen Lifting Religious Pamphlets

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When a person is injured on the job, some expect to receive compensation for a long time—or even the rest of their lives. This is rarely the case. Most injuries do not warrant long-term benefits. So when a person is seemingly disabled for an unreasonable amount of time, state workers’ compensation boards tend to… Read More »

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Study Shows Injured Workers in New York Receiving Benefits Faster

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you have been injured in a workplace injury in New York, a study shows that there has been some positive trends when it comes to workers’ compensation benefits. The standout statistic is that most workers are receiving their first claim payment within three weeks of their injury. The Workers’ Compensation Research Institute recently… 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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New York Expands Workers’ Compensation Program to Allow Additional Provider Types

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Workers’ compensation laws can be difficult to understand. Each state has different laws, so what is allowed in some states may be banned in others. For example, in New York, only certain doctors—physicians, psychologists, chiropractors and podiatrists—were once allowed to provide medical care to injured workers. That will change once the new year hits…. Read More »

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New York Workers’ Compensation Benefits Hardly Enough for Injured Employees

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

New York expects a lot from employers. The state is making demands of employers, asking them to increase wages for the lowest-paid workers and include paid vacation days as part of employee benefit packages. All the while, the state is doing next to nothing to increase workers’ compensation benefits for those injured on the… Read More »

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First Responders May Get Workers’ Comp Benefits for PTSD

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When you think of a person getting hurt in the workplace, you may imagine someone breaking a bone, hurting their back or suffering a concussion. However, a workplace injury can also be emotional or psychological in nature. Many workers, such as first responders, experience events during the course of their jobs that causes them… Read More »

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First Responders May Get Workers’ Comp Benefits for PTSD

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When you think of a person getting hurt in the workplace, you may imagine someone breaking a bone, hurting their back or suffering a concussion. However, a workplace injury can also be emotional or psychological in nature. Many workers, such as first responders, experience events during the course of their jobs that causes them… Read More »

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