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Bus Driver Attacked On Lunch Break Denied Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

In order for a person to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, they need to be injured while performing work duties. Even if they engage in life-saving acts while on the clock, and they become injured in the process, they won’t be eligible for any benefits. A New York bus driver is now aware… 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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Marijuana Legalization to Change Workers’ Compensation Laws

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Although marijuana use is illegal under federal law, many states have legalized the drug for recreational use. New York is the most recent state to do so. Marijuana use is controversial in the workplace, though. While there is no evidence that the drug is addictive and can lead to death, it can cause impairment,… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Hearing Loss

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When people think of workplace injuries, hearing loss does not often come to mind. However, it is a common issue in many industries, particularly construction, agriculture, manufacturing, mining and oil/gas extraction. Hearing loss occurs for two main reasons: loud noise and chemicals (such as solvents and nitriles). There are three types of hearing problems…. Read More »

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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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