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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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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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