Blog Posts in 2018

  • 9-Aug-2018

    Is My Employer Committing Workers' Comp Fraud?

    Fraud, it seems to permeate virtually every aspect of our financial lives, especially when it has to do with money or cash benefits. As a New York workers’ compensation firm, we can tell you that employers have been committing fraud for as long ...
  • 2-Aug-2018

    What is a Return to Work Program?

    As an injured or ill worker, you understand the challenges associated with filing a workers’ compensation claim. You have to live on less income. You worry about returning to work. And, you may be concerned about losing your job if your absence ...
  • 17-Jul-2018

    Workers' Compensation: Are You a Victim of Discrimination?

    Across the country, workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. This means that employees can file claims regardless of whose fault it is – whether the employer is to blame, the employee is to blame, a third party is to blame, or it was a ...
  • 11-Jul-2018

    Workers' Compensation for Out-of-State Employees

    In New York, most employees are covered by workers’ compensation. But, how does it work if the employer is in another state, but the employee lives here? Or, how does it work if the employer is located in New York, but it employs workers who ...
  • 19-Jun-2018

    Were You Injured in the Line of Duty?

    If you’re a volunteer firefighter, your health and safety are important and understandably, you’re probably concerned about workers’ compensation coverage in case you’re injured while fighting a fire. Fortunately, there are ...
  • 4-Jun-2018

    Are Federal Employees Covered by Workers' Compensation?

    People get injured in workplace accidents every day; it doesn’t matter if they work for a private employer, a non-profit organization, a local, state or federal government. But when it comes to workers’ compensation coverage, the nature ...
  • 10-May-2018

    Disability for Off-the-Job Injuries

    Under New York workers’ compensation laws, most employees are covered by their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance if: 1) the employee is injured on the job, 2) the employee becomes ill with an occupational disease, or 3) the ...
  • 7-May-2018

    Workers' Compensation & Third Party Liability

    In New York when most workers are injured in a workplace accident, they are covered by their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. The workers’ compensation system is a no-fault system, which means that injured workers can ...
  • 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 ...
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