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Workplace Injury Survival Guide

Work Injury Claim Steps

Tips from a Workers Injury Lawyer in New York An injury on the job, whether minor or severe, can leave an employee wondering about their rights. It is important to know what your rights are as an employee and what to do if you are injured at work. By taking the right steps after a […]

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Federal Versus State Workers’ Compensation

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The state of New York has their own workers’ compensation laws, but what local workers do not realize is that there is also a federal workers’ compensation plan. Overseen by the Department of Labor, this plan is administered by the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) and offers compensation to civilian employees working for government […]

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What If I Can’t Return To My Job

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Tips from a Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Troy, NY After your workplace injury, you filed your claim and received workers compensation benefits. Unfortunately, as you make your way through treatments, you soon realize you will not be able to return to work. If you cannot fully recover from your workplace injury, you may qualify for […]

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Workers Compensation vs Personal Injury

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Advice from a Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Schenectady, NY Being injured on the job brings up a lot of questions and uncertainties. One of the most common questions is regarding the difference between personal injury and workers’ compensation. The main difference between these two areas of the law is that a personal injury case requires […]

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The Levitsky Case, A Big Win for New Yorkers

In a recent decision filed this spring by the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, the Court affirmed a very important principle for New York State Workers’ Compensation claimants. Agreeing with the arguments made in the successful legal appeal filed by Erwin, McCane & Daly in the case of Levitsky v. Garden […]

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Who is Eligible for Social Security Disability?

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Useful Advice on Social Security from Your Albany, NY Attorney Social security disability insurance (SSDI) is a financial safety net for individuals with disabilities. It is based on contributions you have made in the past through your FICA taxes. Essentially, every paycheck you pay into social security disability, you are purchasing long-term disability coverage for […]

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How Difficult is it to Get Your Social Security Disability?

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There are some aspects of our lives that are welcomed. A wedding. A birth. The purchase of something new and exciting like a home or vehicle. However sometimes life can be unpredictable, and unfair. Suffering an injury or getting sick can really put some hardships on you and your family. One course of action you […]

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Congress Now Working Together To Save Social Security Disability

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With more and more Americans in need of Social Security Disability benefits you can imagine that the funds are diminishing. President Obama has a plan to shift some $330 billion from Social Security retirement to the disability program. At first this was met with some resistance from Senate Republicans, but now it appears as though […]

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NPR Talks Worker’s Compensation Law Changes [AUDIO]

When it comes to worker’s compensation, it’s supposed to help out the employees and their families when someone suffers and injury in the workplace. As NPR reports, it’s called the “Grand Bargain.” The employer, and their insurance, is supposed to cover your medical expenses and give you money to live on while you recover. But, […]

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