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

Do Pre-Existing Conditions Affect My Disability Claim?

When a physical or mental disability prevents you from working, it is easy to think that your situation is hopeless. This is especially the case if you believe that a pre-existing condition may prevent you from filing a successful disability claim with the Social Security Administration. A common question our new clients often ask is… Read More

Top Tips for Talking with Your Doctor After an Accident on the Job

You are probably not concentrating on your claim for compensation when you are receiving medical care after an accident on the job. You are likely shaken or even in pain. But, as far from your thoughts as it might be, whoever treats your injuries can be an important resource. The testimony and medical records produced… Read More

What You Need to Know about the Zadroga Act

The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, resulted in thousands of lost lives. Many of these deaths occurred in the initial plane collisions at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Yet many more individuals suffered injury or death as a result of their involvement in rescue and clean-up efforts in… Read More

Last Updated : November 18, 2022