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Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied for Worker Claiming Occupational Disease

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

A person who is injured on the job may be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits help with wage replacement for those who miss work due to a workplace injury. While some injuries are easy to prove—such as those caused by a machinery accident or slip and fall accident—those that develop over… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Win for Firefighter Could Set Precedent

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

State workers’ compensation boards have strict requirements. They will do whatever they can to deny a person’s claim. This can be frustrating to those who have been injured on the job, cannot work and are in dire need of financial compensation so they can pay the bills. Many give up after they are denied,… Read More »

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Temp or Freelance Worker? Don’t Overlook Social Security Disability Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

With the rise of the gig economy, more and more people are foregoing permanent, full-time employment and instead relying on a freelance, contingent job (or multiple jobs) to pay the bills. With this comes a lack of security. Temporary workers are often not as treated as well as permanent employees. They lack health benefits,… Read More »

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New York Man Faces Felony Charges for Workers’ Compensation Fraud

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Most of those who apply for workers’ compensation benefits do so because they are physically unable to work. They suffered an injury in the workplace and can no longer work. Unfortunately, many people lie about the injuries they suffer in order to maximize their benefits. They take advantage of the system, claiming they are… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Benefits Denied for Telecommuter Who Tripped Over Dog

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

In the past, working involved going to a physical place of employment. In the past decade, however, more and more employers have granted the option to telecommute, which allows employees to work at home, a coffee shop or other location away from the office. While remote work offers many benefits for employees and employers… Read More »

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Man Arrested for Receiving Workers’ Compensation Benefits While Working at Family Business

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Unfortunately, many people take advantage of government benefits. You have likely heard stories of people working while on unemployment. Even those injured in the workplace sometimes go on to work somewhere else while obtaining workers’ compensation benefits. This was the case for a New York man. He claimed he was out of work due… Read More »

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New Virtual Hearings Available for Injured New York Workers

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Getting injured in the workplace is not an ideal situation. A lot of paperwork is involved, and there is no guarantee of workers’ compensation benefits. Sometimes fraud is involved, either on behalf of the employee or employer. In many cases, benefits are denied even when the employee is truly injured. In order for many… Read More »

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New York Tops the Charts With Highest Workers’ Compensation Costs in the Country

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Workers’ compensation insurance is a necessary expense for New York businesses that have employees. This insurance protects a company and pays for employees who suffer workplace injuries. However, the cost of carrying such insurance is outrageous. In fact, New York tops the charts for having the highest rates in the entire country. For a… Read More »

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New Bill to Add Cost of Living Increases to VA Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Veterans are entitled to receive a wide range of benefits. However, those on disability often find they are treated unfairly because they do not receive cost of living increases, unlike other types of government benefits. That may change in the near future. One lawmaker—Senator Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut—wants to make benefits fairer for veterans… Read More »

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Injured New York Woman Collects $26,000 in Benefits While Working as a Realtor

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When you are injured in the workplace, your company typically files a workers’ compensation claim so you can receive benefits while you are unable to work. While you are receiving these benefits, you cannot be working—at the same company or anywhere else. If you work and earn money while receiving workers’ compensation benefits, you… Read More »

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