Blog Posts in 2017

  • 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 ...
  • 19-Apr-2017

    Auto Accidents on the Job in New York

    When people think of workers’ compensation claims in New York and throughout the country, they often think of workplace accidents that occur in an office, in a manufacturing facility, or outside at a construction site. In reality, a workplace ...
  • 5-Apr-2017

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Workers' Comp

    Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) affects the median nerve and the tendons responsible for bending the fingers. When someone has CTS, the median nerve, which extends from the forearm down to the hand, is squeezed at the person’s wrist. The carpal ...