New York Workers' Compensation Blog

  • 12-Apr-2018

    Qualifying as an Employee Under NY Workers' Comp Law

    You may be wondering, “Who is covered under New York’s workers’ compensation law?” According to the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, “Virtually all employers in New York State must provide workers’ ...
  • 3-Apr-2018

    Can I Collect Workers' Comp & SSDI?

    Were you injured in a workplace accident or are you suffering from an occupational disease ? If so, you’ll soon learn that while workers’ compensation benefits are essential to injured workers, they do not equal 100% of an ...
  • 19-Mar-2018

    FAQs About Workers' Compensation in NY

    Were you injured in a work-related accident on Long Island, in New York City or anywhere else in New York? Or, are you suffering from an occupational disease? Either way, you’ll have questions regarding your rights under New York’s ...
  • 13-Mar-2018

    How Disabled Are You?

    Were you injured on the job or during the course of performing your work-related duties? Or, are you suffering from an occupational disease ? If your answer is “yes” to either question and your medical condition is preventing you from ...
  • 14-Feb-2018

    Auto Accidents & Workers' Compensation in NY

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “The Nation lost 35,092 people in crashes on U.S. roadways during 2015, an increase from 32,744 in 2014. The 7.2-percent increase is the largest percentage increase in ...
  • 6-Feb-2018

    Most Dangerous Jobs in America

    If you’re a logger, pilot or fisherman, you know that working in remote environments, sometimes far away from civilization increases the risk of life-threatening accidents on the job. In fact, these occupations are so dangerous, year after year ...
  • 24-Jan-2018

    Workers' Comp: Off-Site Accidents

    Most workers are aware of workers’ compensation benefits, but not all of them understand when and how it works. Some people think that workers’ compensation only applies to injuries that occur “at the office” or “on the ...
  • 10-Jan-2018

    Can I Get Workers' Comp if I'm At Fault?

    Accidents happen all the time. In the workplace, we have car accidents, machine accidents, slips and falls, and countless other types of accidents. In many cases, a workplace accident is traced back to a worker’s error, whether it was the ...
  • 19-Dec-2017

    Returning to Work After an Injury

    If you were injured in a workplace accident, it’s critically important that you receive necessary medical attention and take the time off needed to heal and recover. While this may be easier said than done, it’s important that you ...
  • 6-Dec-2017

    Who is Not Covered By Workers' Comp in NY?

    If you were recently injured on-the-job, or if you’re suffering from an occupational disease, you may be wondering, “Am I covered by workers’ compensation ?” Before we discuss who is NOT covered by workers’ comp, ...
  • 14-Nov-2017

    Workers' Comp for Repetitive Motion Injuries

    When people think of workers’ compensation claims, they may think that serious “ accidents ” always precede claims, but that is NOT the case. In a significant number of workers’ comp cases, the worker was not in an accident at ...
  • 6-Nov-2017

    Workplace Violence & Workers' Compensation

    Most workers are familiar with workers’ compensation; they understand that if they are injured in an accident while working, that they can file a workers’ compensation claim. However, one issue that’s less talked about is workplace ...
  • 17-Oct-2017

    What is an Occupational Disease?

    According to the New York Workers’ Compensation Board, “An occupational disease arises from the conditions to which a specific type of worker is exposed. The disease must be produced as a natural incident of a particular occupation, such ...
  • 5-Oct-2017

    Reasons for Workers' Compensation Denials

    According to the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, “Virtually all employers in New York State must provide workers’ compensation coverage for their employees (WCL§2 and 3).” So, who is covered under New ...
  • 27-Sep-2017

    Workers' Compensation Board Releases Anti-Worker Proposals Drastically Cutting Workers' Comp Benefits

    The Workers’ Compensation Board has recently announced proposals to severely cut compensation benefits for workers who have been injured on the job. Business owners and employers are strong advocates of these proposals, which have the potential ...
  • 20-Sep-2017

    Workers' Comp in NY: Can You Get Fired?

    Occasionally, someone will approach us about their workers’ comp claim and their job. The story often goes something like this: A worker was injured on the job so he or she decided to file a workers’ compensation claim. Then, shortly ...
  • 12-Sep-2017

    How to File a Workers' Compensation Claim in NY

    Suppose you were injured in a work-related accident. Now you’re wondering if you should file a workers’ compensation claim. For starters, are you eligible for workers’ compensation? Unless you’re a federal employee, you are ...
  • 24-Aug-2017

    How Workers' Comp Affects Disability

    A lot of workers mistakenly believe that if they’re receiving workers’ compensation benefits, they are automatically disqualified from receiving Social Security Disability benefits, but that’s an inaccurate perception. According to ...
  • 10-Aug-2017

    State vs. Federal Workers' Compensation Laws

    If you were injured in a workplace accident, you are probably wondering, “Is my injury covered by workers’ compensation and if so, what are the benefits of filing a claim” In New York, most employees are covered under the ...
  • 31-Jul-2017

    Am I Eligible for Workers' Comp Benefits?

    If you were recently injured in a work-related accident and the injury has prevented you from returning to work, you may be thinking, “Should I file a workers’ compensation claim? Am I even eligible for benefits?” Workers’ ...
  • 18-Jul-2017

    Discrimination & Workers' Comp Claims in NY

    Historically, workplace accidents were a “very touchy” subject for workers. They’d work in dangerous environments with careless co-workers or hazardous equipment, either of which could result in serious injuries. Sometimes, even ...
  • 21-Jun-2017

    Can Workplace Accidents Be Prevented?

    Some people believe that workplace accidents are not preventable; that they are something that just happens and we have to deal with them. While that may be true to a point, we beg to differ. In many cases of workplace accidents, something could have ...
  • 7-Jun-2017

    Some of the Deadliest Tools Used at Work

    If your job involves the use of certain tools, including heavy machinery, we don’t have to tell you that tools can be extremely dangerous. When people handle dangerous tools, sleeves, gloves, goggles, and protective equipment take on a whole ...
  • 17-May-2017

    Pre-Existing Injuries & Workers' Compensation

    Were you recently injured at work, but you just so happened to be injured in the exact place that you were injured before? If your answer is “yes,” the location of your new injury can be a bit unsettling. Perhaps now you’re ...
  • 3-May-2017

    Spinal Cord Injuries from Workplace Falls

    A spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal column, the vertebra, ligaments, disks, or the spinal cord itself are damaged. People can experience non-traumatic spinal cord injuries and traumatic spinal cord injuries. For example, one can experience a ...