New York Workers' Compensation Blog

  • 24-Sep-2019

    What is a Schedule Loss of Use Award in New York?

    Workplace accidents and injuries vary greatly. Sometimes, they can be relatively minor events and within a few short weeks or about a month, the worker is healed and he or she returns to work. Other times, the accident is so serious that the worker ...
  • 11-Sep-2019

    Common Questions About Workers' Compensation in New York

    If you were injured in a workplace accident or if you’ve been diagnosed with an occupational disease, and you’re looking into filing a workers’ compensation claim, you probably have questions. Below, we list some of the most common ...
  • 22-Aug-2019

    Workers' Compensation in NY: Rehabilitation

    If someone has been injured on the job in New York or fallen ill due to an occupational disease, and they qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, they may be able to receive rehabilitation services. But what is rehabilitation exactly? It ...
  • 8-Aug-2019

    Can My Employer Retaliate if I File a Workers' Comp Claim?

    If you have been injured in a work-related accident or if you’re suffering from an occupational disease, you have every right to consider filing a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation is technically a form of ...
  • 23-Jul-2019

    Two Situations Where Workers' Comp Can Be Denied

    Workers’ compensation is a wonderful system. Since employees are injured on-the-job all the time, workers’ compensation is a life saver. Workers’ compensation provides employees with cash benefits and medical care when they get ...
  • 9-Jul-2019

    Disability for Off-the-Job Injuries in NY

    Were you injured off-the-job, in an accident that was in no way work-related? If so, you may be in luck. New York is one of the few states that require employers to provide disability benefits to employees who are injured off the job, or who suffer ...
  • 25-Jun-2019

    What to Do If You're Injured on the Job in New York

    When workers are injured in a workplace accident, they often find themselves unsure of what to do. Do they seek medical treatment? Do they call 911? Do they go to the ER or their primary care physician? Do they stay home to rest, or do they go to ...
  • 11-Jun-2019

    Filing a Claim for Occupational Disease in NY

    There are two categories of workers’ compensation claims: 1) claims filed because of injuries sustained in workplace accidents, and 2) claims for occupational diseases. The New York Workers’ Compensation Board defines an occupational ...
  • 15-May-2019

    Mercury Exposure in the Workplace

    Metallic mercury is extremely toxic. As a potent neurotoxin, even very small amounts can damage a worker’s health. At room temperature, mercury is liquid and it evaporates easily. What does this mean for workers? It means they can be exposed to ...
  • 1-May-2019

    Are All Disabilities Covered By Workers' Compensation?

    Some people have a misunderstanding about workers’ compensation benefits; they assume that like Social Security Disability (SSDI), workers’ compensation covers many types of disabilities, but that is not the case. Workers’ ...
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