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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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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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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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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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Florida Workers’ Compensation Laws Aid Employers, Punish Employees

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Most Florida employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. Therefore, if you suffer injuries in the workplace, you expect that your employer will file a claim and pay for your medical bills and other expenses. This isn’t the case for illegal immigrants, however. Under Florida law, employers have the right to use these… Read More »

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9/11 Government Inspector Denied Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Nearly 3,000 people were killed and more than 6,000 others were injured in the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001. But those weren’t the only victims. Many paramedics, firefighters, inspectors and other workers at the site of the World Trade center became sick years later from the hazardous materials. These workers qualified… Read More »

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Pharmacy Spending Decreasing In Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Over prescribing drugs is a huge issue in our society. To treat pain, doctors tend to rely on prescription medications instead of other treatments. While sometimes these drugs are the most effective remedy available, they are not a cure for the person’s pain. After a while, the pain is immune to the drugs. The… Read More »

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Man Faces Criminal Charges For Workers’ Compensation Theft

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

A person who is injured in the workplace may be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits until their death, depending on the circumstances. However, it’s unheard of for a person to continue to receive benefits after they have passed away. A New York man is facing petit larceny charges for stealing the workers’ compensation… Read More »

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New York Man Charged With Workers’ Compensation Fraud

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

The workers’ compensation system works in strange ways. Sometimes those who truly need the benefits never receive them, while those who are attempting to defraud the system often receive benefits rather quickly with no issues. An investigation of a New York man’s workers’ compensation claim has led to fraud charges. The 49-year-old man now… Read More »

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Companies Pay Billions Of Dollars For Poor Workplace Ergonomics

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Companies expect that new employees will require training to get them up to speed on daily tasks and workplace policies. When it comes to workplace ergonomics, however, most employees get little or no training. Employers don’t think this type of training is necessary, but they end up paying billions in workers’ compensation benefits when… Read More »

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