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New York Man Receives $9.5 Million Settlement After Workplace Accident

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When an employee is injured in a workplace accident, they may find it difficult to receive workers’ compensation benefits and other money necessary for recovery. It is rare to receive a multi-million-dollar settlement, but as a New York man knows, it can happen. A Buffalo man who was seriously injured in a fall accepted… Read More »

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Former Verizon Employee Lies About Injuries, Steals More Than $19,000

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Many people are motivated by money. They may lie and steal to obtain it. Many engage in schemes that allow them access to tens of thousands of dollars through government benefits, such as unemployment benefits and workers’ compensation benefits. However, in the end, these people are often caught and arrested. One New York employee… Read More »

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Appeals Court Reverses Workers’ Compensation Denial

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

With the coronavirus pandemic forcing companies to allow employees to work from home, there is some confusion about workers’ compensation. Some employers may be under the impression that because employees are working away from the office, workers’ compensation benefits no longer apply. They would be wrong. When a person is injured while performing their… Read More »

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Man Denied Workers’ Compensation Benefits After Working Other Positions, Refusing Treatment

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

After any type of accident, it’s important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. This is especially true in cases of workplace accidents, since an injured employee wants to heal up as quickly as possible so they can return to work. Also, when a person claims to be injured in a workplace accident… Read More »

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New York Family Seeks Posthumous Workers’ Compensation Settlement

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

A New York family is fighting a legal battle over workers’ compensation benefit payments after the death of a worker. Nearly $19,000 is owed to a husband/father who died in 2018, but worked multiple jobs to provide for his family. The man was given 350 weeks of disability payment and had 38.8 weeks left… Read More »

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Mother Unable to Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Son’s Workplace Death

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

As a parent, it can be upsetting to learn that your child was killed in a workplace accident. It can be even more devastating to learn that the employer is failing to take responsibility for the death and even the workers’ compensation system is denying you any compensation for damages. Sadly, this is the… Read More »

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Changes to Workers’ Compensation Laws in New York

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

A new year means new laws, particularly workers’ compensation laws in New York. This is great news for those who have been injured while on the job. On January 8, lawmakers passed numerous bills that will change workers’ compensation laws in the state. These laws expand eligibility, treatment and benefits for certain medical conditions…. Read More »

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High School Basketball Coach Convicted of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Workplace accidents happen all the time. A person could slip and fall. An employee may get hit by machinery. A construction worker might fall off a roof. When a person is injured while on the job, they can receive workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits are available to the worker, regardless of fault. While liability… Read More »

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New York Town to Pay Workers’ Comp for Medical Marijuana Treatment

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Many people are rejoicing now that marijuana, for recreational or medical use, is legal in most states. In New York, the drug is legal for medicinal purposes. As such, doctors are lenient in prescribing it for a variety of conditions, such as pain, anxiety and seizures. However, prescribing medical marijuana in workers’ compensation cases… Read More »

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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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