Blog Posts in 2019

  • 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’ ...
  • 18-Apr-2019

    What is Labor Market Attachment?

    When someone becomes disabled due to a work-related injury or occupational disease, the hope and plan is that someday sooner than later, they’ll heal enough that they can return to work. And as injured workers do go through the healing and ...
  • 4-Apr-2019

    Workers' Compensation & Seeking Work

    When someone is partially-disabled and receiving workers’ compensation benefits, there comes a point in time where they are expected to seek gainful employment that accommodates their medical restrictions – they are not supposed to seek ...
  • 19-Mar-2019

    FAQs About Workers' Compensation in New York

    If you are considering filing a workers’ compensation claim on Long Island, in New York City, or anywhere else in the state, you probably have a lot of questions. To help you better understand how workers’ compensation works, here is a ...
  • 5-Mar-2019

    Social Services for Injured Workers in New York

    It’s no surprise that a workplace injury or occupational disease, like one that is life-threatening, can have a significant emotional impact on a worker. For example, losing an arm or a leg in an industrial accident, or getting terminal lung ...
  • 20-Feb-2019

    Jobs That Are Bad for Your Lungs

    When we think of “dangerous jobs,” our minds may automatically go to police officers, firemen, loggers, and fishermen, but what a lot of people don’t realize is that a number of jobs are dangerous because of what they do to the ...
  • 6-Feb-2019

    What is Occupational Hearing Loss?

    The ability to hear should not be underestimated. Even though it’s not as serious as going blind, it still leads to a loss of enjoyment and quality of life. Going deaf for example, due to one’s job can mean not hearing your child or ...
  • 22-Jan-2019

    Occupational Disease Claims in New York

    When it comes to workers’ compensation claims, there are two categories: 1) accidental injuries, and 2) occupational diseases. For the purpose of this article, we are going to be discusses occupational diseases and how they factor into the ...
  • 8-Jan-2019

    What Do I Do If I'm Injured on the Job?

    Each year, thousands of American workers are injured on the job. Workplace accidents are common events and no worker should be afraid to seek medical care or file a workers’ compensation claim if their injury prevents them from working. ...
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