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What to Know About Returning to Work

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Fortunately, many people who suffer a workplace injury return to work. Depending on the extent of your injury, it may be days, weeks, or months before you can return to your job. Many employers and insurers will be eager to get you back to work as quickly as possible so they can stop paying full […]

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Will Pregnancy Affect My Workers’ Comp Claim?

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Pregnant women face additional worries about the safety of themselves and their baby while in the workplace. A workplace accident or exposure to harmful chemicals can have devastating and life-long consequences for the worker or the baby. Fortunately, all states require employers to provide workers’ compensation to their employees. The process for obtaining benefits can […]

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What Happens to my Workers’ Comp Benefits If I Am Laid Off?

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If you have sustained a workplace injury that leaves you unable to work for an extended amount of time, your employer is not required to keep your position for you. In some cases, the employer will take the injured worker back provided they can perform most of the duties required of the job. In other […]

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Repetitive Stress Injuries in the Workplace

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Repetitive stress injuries (RSI), are temporary or permanent injuries to muscles, nerves, ligaments, and tendons caused by doing the same motion over and over again. The most well-known RSI is carpal tunnel syndrome, which can cause numbness, clumsiness, loss of motion, flexibility, and strength. Many other RSIs have similar side-effects and may require serious surgery […]

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Valuing A Workers’ Compensation Case

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Determining benefits for a claimant in a workers’ compensation case may seem like an impossible task, however it is something that must be done nearly every day. Every case is different, which means you won’t know the value of your court award until the case is finalized. That being said, there are a few common […]

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Understanding a Section 32 Settlement

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While a workers’ compensation case can be cut and dry, often it is complicated and leaves you with many questions. One question that may come up during your case is a Section 32 Settlement . A Section 32 Settlement is negotiated between the injured worker and the insurance carrier. It serves to settle the indemnity […]

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Can You Be Denied Workers’ Comp Due to Drug Use?

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The purpose of workers’ compensation is to ensure that employees who are injured on the job are fairly compensated. That being said, there are a few things that can disqualify you from receiving it, including if the injuries were self-inflicted, the employee was violating the law or company policy, or if the employee sustains injuries […]

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The Cost of a Workers’ Comp Lawyer

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For anyone who has suffered a work-related injury or illness, it’s important to understand all of the costs that are associated with the workers’ comp claim, including the cost of a workers’ compensation lawyer. How Much Does a Workers’ Comp Lawyer Cost? At the start of your claim, our attorneys will provide you with a […]

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What to Do When a Workplace Accident Occurs: A Checklist for Employees

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While many employers will say it’s best to avoid accidents while on the job, the simple truth is we don’t live in a perfect world and accidents aren’t always avoidable. They also need to be handled swiftly and with precise care. It’s important for injured workers to know what steps to take throughout their workers’ […]

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Medical Treatment Guidelines FAQs

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Sustaining an injury or becoming ill due to a workplace incident or workplace environment has to be handled differently than a typical injury. Workers in New York State have rights available to them to help put them back on the road to recovery and should be utilized to the best of their ability. During this […]

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