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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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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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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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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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Workers’ Compensation Premiums to Decrease for New York Businesses

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Owning a business is a dream come true for many New Yorkers. While being your own boss offers some degree of freedom as well as many other benefits, there are also exorbitant costs. There are taxes, payroll and other costs, but one of the priciest expenses is insurance. Those with employees must protect them… Read More »

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Occupational Hearing Loss

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you are suffering from hearing damage caused by the work you do, you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits will allow for you to seek the best medical treatment available, all at no cost. Your employer owes you these benefits because of the work that you do for them, though your… Read More »

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Am I Covered by New York’s Workers’ Compensation?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Immigrant dairy farm workers are reporting intimidation and injuries, according to New York Upstate, but are farm workers’ eligible for workers’ compensation? The answer to that is yes, most likely. Most New York workers are covered by workers’ compensation. If you work for a for-profit company or business, whether you are a full-time, part-time,… Read More »

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