Collecting Both Workers’ Compensation and Retirement

If you’ve spent decades building your career, a severe injury or illness is devastating, especially if it’s work-related. Not only do you have to pay for your medical treatments without a steady income, you might also reach the point where retiring seems like a better option than continuing to work. But if you receive workers’… Read More

Do I Have to Use My Sick Leave or PTO If I Get Injured at Work?

Sometimes, injured employees use their paid time off (PTO) hours when they miss work due to job-related injuries or illnesses. For some, using PTO is necessary to avoid financial strain while waiting for benefits to start. However, using sick leave and personal days might not benefit you if you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.… Read More

Workers’ Compensation Benefits After Reaching Maximum Medical Improvement

Workers’ compensation can be confusing, especially with all the terms used to describe different milestones and stages of a claim. One of the most important terms to know about is maximum medical improvement (MMI). What Is Workers’ Compensation Workers’ compensation protects employees injured at work or those who contract a debilitating illness because of work… Read More

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

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

Last Updated : May 30, 2023