Health Insurance While on Workers’ Comp in New York

You get hurt at work and need time off to recover. Even if you can return to your job, the injury might limit your physical or mental abilities, leading to a smaller paycheck. Wondering whether collecting workers’ compensation benefits will affect your employment status and benefits like health insurance is normal. Keep reading to learn… Read More

Collecting Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation in NY

Our New York workers’ compensation attorneys often hear from clients wondering how unemployment benefits and workers’ compensation work in New York. The process can be confusing and overwhelming, especially when dealing with an injury or illness that has left you unable to work. In this blog post, we’ll break down the basics of collecting unemployment… Read More

How Long You Can Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits in New York

If you were injured in a workplace accident, you might be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. How long you can receive benefits depends on a variety of factors, but it is possible that you could be eligible for lifetime workers’ comp benefits. Read on to learn more. An Overview of Workers’ Compensation Benefits New York… Read More

What to Do If Your Employer Didn’t Report Your Injury

If you sustain an injury in the workplace, your employer must report it to their workers’ compensation insurer. Some employers, however, may attempt to cover up workplace accidents by failing to file or filing late. Failing to report is unlawful and hinders injured workers from receiving the benefits they need. What should someone do if… Read More

How to Report an Injury at Work

If you were injured in an accident at work, you could be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation insurance provides benefits for employees who are injured or become ill on the job. New York law requires that all for-profit and most non-profit companies carry workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. The insurance covers… Read More

What to Do if You Are Fired on Workers’ Compensation Medical Leave

It is difficult to concentrate on recovering from a job-related injury or illness if you believe your job is in jeopardy. Workers’ compensation provides insurance benefits if you are injured or get sick on the job. New York law mandates that most employers with one or more employees must carry workers’ compensation insurance. This protects… Read More

What You Need to Know About Agent Orange and Your Claim

Agent Orange is a defoliant chemical and herbicide the United States military regularly used throughout the Vietnam War to remove dense foliage used by enemy combatants for cover. The toxic substance contains a range of dangerous ingredients, including dioxin. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, dioxin is highly toxic and can cause reproductive issues,… Read More

Why Your Medical History Prior to Your Work Accident Is So Important

Injuries or illnesses suffered before an on-the-job accident could negatively affect the outcome of your workers’ compensation claim. The insurance adjuster might argue that your medical condition doesn’t qualify for workers’ compensation benefits because it is a pre-existing condition. This creates various challenges while pursuing coverage. You could face a denied claim and need to… Read More

What You Need to Know About Illnesses from Serving in the Gulf War

The Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) offers benefits to veterans who served in the Gulf War and developed a medical condition. Unfortunately, federal programs like the V.A. often deny claims unfairly. Veterans fought for our freedom, but sometimes, they don’t receive the benefits they need to cover their medical care and other expenses. As a… Read More

Five Ways to Strengthen Your Case with the VA and Board of Appeals

Depending on what source you believe, 30 to 80 percent of initial claims for Veterans benefits are denied. Of these, a significant number of the claims are denied inappropriately. In other words, it is quite common for a disabled Veteran to enter the VA appeals process. If you are like thousands of others, you have… Read More

Last Updated : March 16, 2023