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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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Possible Changes to Workers’ Compensation in 2019

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

The new year could bring about some changes to various state workers’ compensation programs. Instead of treating injured employees like claimants, they will be treated to a more customer-oriented experience to help them deal with their injuries as a whole. Injured employees can expect to receive better care tailored to their individual injuries, resulting… Read More »

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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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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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