Worker’s Compensation for COVID-19

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A big looming question right now is as more people are returning to work, if COVID-19 is contracted while working, can employees receive workers compensation benefits? The answer, yes. Just like any other illness or injury the employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance to pay benefits to workers who are made ill or injured due […]

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Temporary Employees and Workers’ Compensation in New York State

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Use of temporary employees can really help a business reduce overall staffing costs while allowing for your regular full-time and part-time employees to not get burned out during busy seasons. If you are a business who uses temp employees, it is important to know what New York State says about workers’ compensation insurance and who […]

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What Can I Do While on Workers’ Compensation?

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After a workplace accident, there are usually a lot of questions and uncertainties around the severity of your injury, the amount of payouts benefits you are likely to receive, or even wonder what activities you are allowed to do or participate in while receiving those benefits. Questions we most often hear at Erwin, McCane & […]

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Can I Get Workers Comp If I Have A Heat Stroke?

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Depending on type of work and geographical location, workers can be exposed to extreme conditions. In these cases, workers can be forced to endure temperatures that can put them at severe risk of heat stroke and other heat-related conditions. It is important that employees know the risks of heat stroke in order to prevent such […]

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Updates To The NYS Workers’ Compensation Board Due To COVID-19

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The last couple months have been a very turbulent and uncertain time for many of us, especially those out of work due to work-related injuries. The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has issued important announcements and changes regarding worker’s compensation claims in recent months. As additional information gets communicated, we will keep you up-to-date […]

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Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Car Accidents at Work?

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If driving is part of your job responsibilities or you often travel for work, it’s important to know your legal rights if you’re injured in a car accident. As with most workers’ compensation cases, there is no definitive answer to the question “Does workers’ comp cover car accidents?” Instead, each case must be examined and […]

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New Non-Acute Pain Medical treatment Guidlines Now in Effect in NYS

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In December 2014, New York State adopted and put in effect the Non-Acute Pain Medical Treatment Guidelines. The Guidelines are there to help advise medical professionals on necessary treatments for bodily injuries and/or diseases sustained from a workplace incident. The update from the previous Medial Treatment Guidelines focus on the medical care and treatment of […]

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NYS Workers’ Compensation Now Offering Virtual Hearings

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After you suffer from a work-related injury, your focus should be on your physical recovery so you can get back to work, not struggling through the increasingly complicated process of claims, forms and paperwork. Over the last couple months, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has made some necessary and important changes to the […]

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Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Taxable?

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Workers’ compensation is designed to protect employees in the event of a work-related accident that leads to injury or illness, preventing the worker from doing their job. However, while out from work the employee still has to pay their bills and purchase necessary items such as food and personal supplies. For the reasons stated above, […]

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Are Mental Illnesses Covered by Workers’ Comp?

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For an injury to be covered by Workers’ Compensation, it must have occurred while performing job duties for an employer. Typically, these are physical injuries or illnesses that require more than simple aid. However, more and more workers are presenting with mental illnesses that they claim are a result of their job. This raises the […]

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