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More Employees Suffering Workplace Illnesses And Injuries

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When the COVID pandemic came to the United States in March 2020, it forced a lot of companies to work from home and help prevent the spread of the deadly disease. Having workers at home also reduced the risk of workplace injuries. Many companies started mandating return to work last year. As the number… Read More »

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How Employers Can Promote Workplace Safety

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Nobody wants to work in an unsafe environment, but safety is not always a priority for employers. Millions of workplace accidents happen every year in the United States. While accidents are decreasing, they can still happen. Employers need to be mindful of this. Not only are employees paying the cost with injuries and disabilities,… Read More »

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Mental Health Issues Now #1 Workplace Injury

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you’ve ever held down a job, you know that work can be very stressful. But how bad is it really? Apparently, chronic stress, anxiety, and burnout are so pervasive nowadays that mental health issues are now considered to be the top injury in the workplace. Toxic workplaces are no longer just a buzzword;… Read More »

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New York Schools Must Have Workplace Violence Prevention Plans In Place

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When we go to work, we expect to be safe, for the most part. However, things have changed in the past decade or so. There are threats everywhere. Even in the nicest neighborhood, you could get shot at while walking down the street. The same goes for work. You could be a teacher at… Read More »

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NY’s Workers’ Comp Benefits Contributing To Staffing Shortages, Fraud

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

New York offers a decent workers’ compensation program for those who are injured in the workplace, but is it too good? The state inspector general says that the lost wage benefits available to corrections officers are motivating them to engage in fraud. The state inspector general compiled information about the benefits into a report…. Read More »

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Extreme Heat Leads To More Workplace Injuries In New York

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Hotter weather may be good for a day at the beach, but for New York workers, the rise in temperatures often means more illnesses and injuries. When the temperature hits 85 degrees, New York City workers are 7% more likely to be injured in the workplace. When temps reach 95 degrees, the likelihood of… Read More »

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Guide To Workers’ Compensation Settlements

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When you are injured in the workplace, you can often receive workers’ compensation benefits to help replace income. The average cost for a workplace illness or injury claims is $41,353. However, the amount you can expect to receive can vary, based on the cause of the injury, the cause of injury, and the affected… Read More »

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What Benefits Are Available If Your Spouse Dies At Work?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When we say goodbye to our husband or wife as they leave for work, we expect that they will return home later that day. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. Accidents happen often in the workplace. Sometimes they result in minor injuries. In some cases, though, they result in fatality. Learning that your spouse… Read More »

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Workplace Injuries Among Farm Workers

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

There is one important type of worker that ensures you get food on your table every day: farm workers. These workers spend long hours caring for crops. They ensure fruit, vegetable, and nut trees and plants are watered thoroughly and picked when ripe. These people work hard but don’t always get treated fairly. This… Read More »

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Lawmakers Considering Bill To Allow Sexual Assault Workers’ Comp Claims

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Even though many companies mandate training on harassment in the workplace, sexual assault is still a common issue. In fact, statistics show that more than half of women in the workforce have experienced it at some point. Although anyone can be a victim, women are much more likely to be affected. Victims in New… Read More »

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