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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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Social Media Gets Bartender Arrested For Workers’ Compensation Fraud

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Most people use Facebook, Twitter or some other social media program to connect with others. Many people, however, do not use these apps appropriately. Some tend to overshare on them, and, in some cases, doing so may be illegal. When a person applies for government benefits, such as unemployment, disability or workers’ compensation, they… Read More »

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Is My Employer Required To Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you are injured at work, you may assume that your injuries will be covered under workers’ compensation. While many injured workers do receive workers’ compensation benefits, not all employers have to have insurance. Each state is different, and there are some exceptions in New York. If an employer is required to have workers’… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Fraud: Learn From The Mistakes Of Others

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Most people who apply for workers’ compensation benefits were injured on the job and truly need the money to pay for medical bills, lost wages and other damages. However, there are some people who try to take advantage of the system and claim they were injured so they can go on vacation, open a… Read More »

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The Four Disability Classifications

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When you suffer a workplace injury or illness, your medical bills should be covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer. In addition to medical coverage, workers’ compensation pays for up to two-thirds of your average weekly wage. There are four classifications of workers’ compensation disability benefits, according to the New York Workers’ Compensation Board,… Read More »

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