Recent Posts in Workers' Comp Benefits

  • 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 ...
  • 23-Mar-2017

    NY Workers' Comp: Who is Not Covered?

    Accidents happen in the workplace and in the course of one’s work all too often. Whether it’s a car accident that led to broken bones, a machine accident that amputated a hand, a repetitive motion injury that caused carpal tunnel ...
  • 13-Mar-2017

    Time Limit for Filing a Workers' Comp Claim in NY

    When people are injured in workplace accidents, they must file a workers’ compensation claim within a specified period of time. If they fail to file a claim within this period, they will likely lose their ability to collect valuable ...
  • 9-Feb-2017

    Can I Get Fired for Filing a Workers' Comp Claim?

    New York has a rich culture and an extensive history, especially as it pertains to hardworking men and women building places like New York City. Over the years, countless New Yorkers have lost limbs in machine accidents, and even their lives as they ...
  • 27-Oct-2016

    Can I Get Workers' Comp If I'm at Fault?

    While there are dozens of dangerous occupations, workers can get injured in any type of job. Some of the more dangerous occupations include working as a logger, a fisherman, or as a cab driver, but being a policeman is dangerous, and believe it or ...
  • 17-Oct-2016

    New York Workers' Comp: Medical Care

    If you were recently injured in a work-related accident, or if you just learned that you’re suffering from an occupational disease, you likely have questions regarding medical care. Can you choose your own doctor? Will your medical payments be ...
  • 29-Aug-2016

    What to Do After a Work-Related Accident

    Before there was workers’ compensation, when a worker was injured in a work-related accident or when they became ill because of an occupational disease, they had to file a lawsuit against their employer. In order to prevail in court, the ...
  • 12-Apr-2016

    Can I Collect SSDI & Workers' Compensation Benefits?

    If you’re like most people, you may have never thought about being disabled until something happened to you. According to the Social Security Administration, people’s chances of becoming disabled are greater than they know. The SSA says ...
  • 23-Sep-2015

    NY Corrections Officer Accused of Stealing $20K in Workers' Comp Benefits

    MORAVIA, N.Y. – A corrections officer who worked for the Cayuga Correctional Facility was arrested on Aug. 20 on charges that he filed approximately $20,000 worth of false workers' compensation claims. T. Larrabee, 28, of Central Square, ...
  • 8-Jun-2015

    Workers' Compensation: Prescription Drug Facts

    Workers' compensation is a no-fault system which enables injured workers to receive the medical aid and pharmaceutical services needed to return to work at the appropriate time considering their injuries and disabilities. According to the Express ...
  • 20-Apr-2015

    Who Is Covered Under New York's Workers' Compensation Law?

    If you were recently injured on the job, there is a strong possibility that you are covered by workers' compensation insurance. Workers' compensation is paid for by employers, and provides medical care and/or cash benefits to workers who are ...
  • 1-Apr-2015

    Can I File a Claim if I'm at Fault?

    Considering how many workers spend a third of their lives on the job, it's not surprising that many injuries occur during the course of people's work-related duties. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2013, there were ...
  • 12-Feb-2015

    Will Workers' Comp Disqualify Me From SSD Benefits?

    When you have been injured in a work-related accident, or when you are suffering from an occupational disease that is expected to last more than a year, or result in death, you need as much compensation as you can get. If you intend to apply for ...
  • 29-Jan-2015

    Maximize Your Workers' Compensation Benefits

    How can you get the money you deserve? When you have suffered an injury at your place of employment, you are entitled to receive workers' compensation benefits from your employer. Just because you can or are receiving compensation does not mean ...
  • 11-Dec-2014

    What is the Difference Between Workers Compensation and SSDI?

    Workers' compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are two options available for those that are unable to maintain employment due to an injury or disability. While these are both federal programs for workers, they are separate ...
  • 25-Sep-2014

    September 12 Deadline for 9/11 Workers' Comp Claims

    September 12 marks the deadline for any first responders and volunteers that worked on 9/11 recovery efforts to register for future workers' compensation benefits. Tell Us You Were There Campaign The New York State Workers' Compensation Board ...
  • 15-Aug-2014

    NY Supermarket Manager is Owed Workers' Comp Benefits after Alleged Affair with a Co-Worker

    In November of 2007, a man, here referred to as A.M., was working as an assistant store manager for Hannaford Brothers Co. supermarket in upstate New York. A.M. allegedly made a phone call to a co-worker at her home to discuss a matter that was ...
  • 12-May-2014

    Shelter Staffer Gets $13M in Workers' Compensation for Beating

    Our team at Katz Leidman Grossman Wolfe & Freund is proud to help clients with their matters concerning workplace injuries or accidents. Recently, we saw amazing success in a case we handled regarding a shelter staff worker. In Case #1674/2011 ...
  • 8-Feb-2013

    Denied Claims: Workers' Compensation in New York

    When a workers' compensation claim is denied, it can be of great concern to the injured worker, as well as the family who counts upon the income to survive. There is a possibility of a denial, particularly if an insurance company disputes the ...
  • 6-May-2012

    Business Owners to be Charged with Felonies for Failure to Purchase Workers' Comp Insurance

    A new bill before the Massachusetts legislature could seriously affect business owners. If the bill is passed, any business owners that do not purchase workers' compensation insurance can be charged with a felony. As it stands now, business ...
  • 5-Jul-2011

    House Bill 797 Extends Workers' Comp to Firefighters with Cancer

    It is well known in the industry that firefighters are regularly exposed to carcinogens as a hazard of their jobs; what is not known is that firefighters don't always receive workers' compensation when they develop cancer. According to Chief ...