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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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Five Conditions Added to Social Security Disability Compassionate Allowances Program

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you have ever applied for Social Security Disability benefits, you know that the wait time can be very lengthy. Some people wait many months or even years to get approved for benefits. However, if you have been diagnosed with a certain disease, the process may be expedited. Social Security Disability offers a Compassionate… Read More »

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Former USPS Worker Falsely Obtained $160K In Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When people are injured and unable to work, there are several government agencies that offer benefits to help compensate these people for being unable to work. Unfortunately, many people take advantage of these benefits. They are approved for workers’ compensation benefits but continue to work at the same time. This “double-dipping” is a form… Read More »

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Link Between Opioid Use And Workers’ Compensation Claim Costs

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you are ever injured at work, it’s good to know that workers’ compensation will be there when you need it. With the operating ratio below 100 percent for the past three years, this type of insurance has been profitable. Workers’ compensation is not without its issues, however. Rising health care costs, economic instability… Read More »

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New York Workers’ Compensation Board Making Improvements For Injured Workers

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Injured workers often face barriers and delays when it comes to getting the medical treatment and benefits they need following a workplace accident. Each state has its own laws and requirements when it comes to treating injured workers and allowing them to receive benefits. Many states have issues with claim approvals, access to medical… Read More »

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Common High-Dollar Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When you think of workers’ compensation claims, you may think of carpal tunnel syndrome or back injuries. Workers’ compensation claims can come in all shapes and forms. Some may be relatively minor, while others are very costly, amounting to millions of dollars High-dollar claims are rare, but when they do occur, they cost companies… Read More »

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