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Effect Of COVID On Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Since 2020, we have been dealing with the coronavirus pandemic in all parts of the country, including New York. COVID can be transmitted in a variety of ways and places. Some people rarely went out of their house and still caught the disease. Others caught COVID while at school or in the workplace. Those… Read More »

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Workers’ Comp Challenges For Cannabis Industry

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Marijuana legalization is a controversial topic across the nation. Indeed, the states are divided on it, with only 19 states legalizing the drug for recreational use. Another 20 have legalized it for medicinal use only.  In addition, marijuana is not legal at the federal level, so there is confusion as well as numerous challenges… Read More »

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Changes In Workers’ Comp Program To Benefit Injured Workers

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

It may not be something you think about a lot, but if you work outside of the home, you could be injured while performing your work duties. Heck, you could even be injured if you work from home. So have you ever thought about what would happen if you got injured at work and… Read More »

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Actress Charged With Workers’ Compensation Fraud

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Celebrities are no different from normal folk. They have the same motivations as the rest of us. They may think they’re above the law, but they’re really not. If they engage in unethical and illegal activities, such as fraud, they will get caught. An actress has been charged with workers’ compensation fraud. Q’orianka Kilcher,… Read More »

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Common Causes Of Workplace Accidents

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

We expect to be safe while at work, but sometimes that does not happen. Even in a seemingly safe environment such as an office, accidents can happen. Some are minor, while others are severe or even deadly. There are many factors that can make workplaces unsafe. What should you look for while performing your… Read More »

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Tips For A Successful Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you have been injured in the workplace, it’s important that you take the right steps afterward. You can file a workers’ compensation claim and receive benefits to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. However, there are numerous hoops to jump through. It’s not an easy process and one wrong move… Read More »

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Possible Employment Benefits For New York Gig Workers

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When it comes to employment benefits for all classifications of workers, New York is leading the way. In the past, only those specifically classified as “employees” were eligible to receive workers’ compensation and unemployment benefits. That could change in New York in the near future, as legislators are working tirelessly to expand these rights… Read More »

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NY Woman Stole $15K In Workers’ Compensation Benefits From Dead Mother

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Workers’ compensation benefits are available to those who injure themselves in a workplace accident. These benefits pay for medical expenses and lost wages so that workers can take time off to recuperate from their injuries. A person is not entitled to a family member’s workers’ compensation benefits. Once a person is able to go… Read More »

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NY Contractor Accused For Workers’ Compensation Fraud

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When it comes to insurance, there’s a lot of fraud in the industry. Many employers don’t understand the importance of workers’ compensation insurance. They may engage in fraud by providing false details about their companies in order to obtain cheaper premiums. This is what a New York construction company did. The owner was recently… Read More »

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New York Man Used Fake COVID Tests To Claim Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Workers’ compensation benefits are reserved for those who get sick or injured while on the job. However, some people are trying to take advantage of this situation in the age of COVID by pretending to be sick with the potentially fatal virus. That way, they can receive benefits. A New York man did this… Read More »

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