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Injured Delivery Man Facing Workers’ Compensation Battle

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When people are injured while performing their work duties, they can typically file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. However, sometimes employers may try to argue that the employee is not eligible for these benefits. This can lead to a drawn-own battle and even a lawsuit. A New York man was injured during a… Read More »

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Can You Get Workers’ Compensation For Workplace Violence?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When you think of workplace accidents, you may think of slips and falls, machinery accidents, crashes, electrocutions, and overexertion. However, workplace violence is also an issue that plagues many workers in the United States. In fact, acts of violence are the third most common cause of fatal workplace injuries in the country. Workplace violence… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Cases Are Falling Despite Remote Worker Injuries

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States in early 2020, it was predicted that workers’ compensation claims from work-from-home injuries would rise. They haven’t, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that all is well. Remote workers are suffering from various medical conditions due to informal work-from-home setups. Workers are using couches and beds as… Read More »

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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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