What is a Workers’ Compensation Medical “Buyout”

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Did you know that you could receive a Workers’ Compensation medical “buyout”? That’s right. If you received a settlement by way of “Stipulations with Request for Award” or a “Findings and Awards” issued by a judge, a Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier may contact you about settling your case through a lump sum of money. To […]

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How to Calculate Your Workers’ Compensation Settlement

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If you’ve been injured on the job, you may be wondering when you’ll receive your Workers’ Compensation settlement. This process can be frustrating, especially if you’ve been permanently disabled in a work-related accident. Before you settle on a payment, it’s important to educate yourself on your available options. Workers’ compensation benefits don’t last forever. So, […]

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What Injuries Qualify for Workers’ Comp?

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Workers’ compensation can be a very complicated issue to sort out. There are a variety of different factors that come into play, and without the guidance of a legal professional, it can all be very confusing. We’re going to break down some of the basics to help you understand what injuries are eligible for workers […]

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5 Top Benefits of a Workers Compensation Lawyer

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If you suffered a work-related injury or illness, you deserve the chance to get as much out of your workers’ compensation benefits as you can. So, if you’re thinking about hiring a workers’ compensation lawyer, there are five benefits you need to know about before opting not to get an attorney. In this blog, we’ll […]

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NYS Medical Treatment Guidelines: Hand, Wrist, and Forearm Injuries

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In 2010, New York State Worker’s Compensation Board established a single standard of medical care treatment for injured workers under the New York State Medical Treatment Guidelines. To this day, these guidelines continue to evolve. With the most formalized and complex medical treatment process, New York State (NYS) has developed strong legislation and measures surrounding […]

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Workers’ Compensation for Truck Drivers

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Working as a truck driver is not an easy task and comes with a variety of safety risks. Injury from lifting, or dropping a heavy load you were transporting, or getting into an accident on the road are just a few. There are several things that can go wrong on the job and if they […]

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Can Mental Health Issues Be Covered Under Workers Comp?

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Some level of job-related stress is normal and even expected. However, if a job leads to mental health issues like depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress, can those issues be covered under workers comp? Well, according to NYS Workers’ Compensation Laws, they might be. Jobs Causing The Most Stress As more and more members of our […]

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Workers’ Compensation for Law Enforcement Workers

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Working in law enforcement is a noble profession that has many rewards but performing the responsibilities that come with the job does come with a higher risk of injury than many other careers. The law enforcement space carries a high risk of work-related illness and injury, so if you’re injured while working in the line […]

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Workers’ Compensation for Builders & Contractors

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Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs because of the high risk for accidents among its builders and contractors. Building sites are often extremely busy with the potential to be exposed to hazardous working conditions. According to OSHA, an estimated 6.5 million Americans work at U.S. construction sites and that number continues to grow. […]

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Can Stress Cause a Workplace Injury?

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Work-related stress is a major problem in the world that affects the health and safety of workers. Many companies subject their staff to stress, which affects their physical and mental health, in an effort to pull ahead of their competitors. When stress is overlooked, it can affect bodily functions such as the immune system, the […]

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