The “Demolition of Workers’ Comp” and accompanying info on the NPR website is well-researched and traces the origins of workers’ compensation law and the “grand bargain” between workers and employers: injured workers gave up their right to sue negligent employers in return for prompt lost wage and medical benefits. Employer and business interests are now trying to renege on that century old bargain by gutting state workers’ compensation laws.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that employer costs for New York workers’ compensation in New York State will be reduced by a whopping $45 million in 2015. This was done by lowering the cost to run the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. The reduction in New York workers’ compensation costs to business was accomplished without cutting benefits to seriously injured workers. This… Continue Reading
Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP would like to urge you to preserve your right to New York worker’s compensation benefits if you participated in the rescue, recovery and clean-up of the World Trade Center from 9/11/2001 through 9/12/ 2002. File a WTC-12 form (www.wcb.ny.gov/WTC12) with the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board by 9/11/14…. Continue Reading
Turley, Redmond, Rosasco and Rosasco workers’ compensation Attorney Jaclyn Simmons will be presenting a lesson at the Suffolk Academy of Law on Tuesday, May 6th in Hauppauge. The class program, “Workers’ Compensation for the Conscientious Practitioner,” is part of the academy’s spring continuing legal education curriculum. Ms. Simmons will be speaking about the financial penalties and… Continue Reading
If you have been injured on the job, you may require medication in order to heal and cope with pain. As you would expect, your medications will have to be filled by a pharmacy; but if you have filed for Workers’ Compensation for your work-related injuries or illnesses, there are specific guidelines in which to… Continue Reading
It is also a sad day for the overwhelming majority of New York Disability lawyers with integrity. The lawyer who allegedly orchestrated the decade’s long scam, Raymond LaVallee, was a person I never met despite being a Social Security disability lawyer myself for over 22 years. I never saw him at local or national Social Security Bar Association events or seminars. Like many such alleged fraudsters, he appears to have slithered in the isolated murky waters that often accompany those who live to scam – rather than live to serve.
If you have been injured on the job, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation cash benefits. Under the statute to injured workers, there are 3 types of workers’ compensation cash benefits that may be relevant to your particular work related injury. The following is a simple explanation of each workers’ compensation cash… Continue Reading
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has specific guidelines which are used to determine who is considered an employee under New York State Workers’ Compensation Law (WCL). Under this law, all “employees” must be covered under a workers’ compensation insurance policy by his or her employer in order to be protected and receive… Continue Reading
Last week Governor Cuomo signed an important new bill that re-opened 911 workers’ compensation registration and disability pensions for Ground Zero workers. The new registration deadline is set for September 11, 2014, but re-opens registration and filing for previously denied claims. Therefore, any 9/11 worker who was previously denied workers’ compensation because they failed to register… Continue Reading
Most people don’t go into work and say “I think I will get injured today. Yeah that’s what I’ll do! At two thirty, I’ll be the victim of a horrible accident and spend months or even years undergoing a grueling and expensive recovery process“. As such, many people are not prepared when serious work accidents… Continue Reading
In short, New York Workers’ Compensation benefits (sometimes referred to as Workmans’ Compensation or Workers’ Comp) is an employer paid insurance policy that pays cash and/or medical benefits to people who are injured or become sick as a result of circumstances that are directly related to the nature of their job. The employee may not… Continue Reading
Victim Compensation Fund was re-opened as part of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2011 and allows up to $2.8 billion for survivors and first responders suffering from a specific list of cancers and other ailments as a resulting from the tragedy.
We’ve all heard those stereotypes about Worker’s Compensation Claims being a lot of bologna. People think of claimants wearing fake neck braces, getting hurt on purpose, hobbling into their hearing limping on one leg and walking out limping on another. It would be naive to say that this never happens, which is a real shame… Continue Reading
The confidentiality of any and all documents pertaining to your case are protected under Worker’s Compensation Law. Only certain parties(including employers, insurance companies and either sides’ lawyers) may access information pertinent to your claim without written consent or a court-order. Your claim may also be viewed by government agencies who are processing claims for benefits… Continue Reading
Becoming disabled is a stressful and oftentimes traumatic experience. In addition to dealing with all the legal red tape, there are many problems that may emerge with respect to a worker’s family and financial status. Fortunately Social Workers provide many services for people who are undergoing such hardships. Social Workers can help workers and families… Continue Reading
Pain and Suffering is the legal term used to describe any sort of physical, emotional or mental distress which may include potentially limiting conditions such as depression or persistent aches. Generally people seek compensation for any loss of income that can be attributed to such a condition. But Worker’s Compensation is generally a “no fault… Continue Reading
Many different classifications of permanent disability are detailed under Worker’s Compensation law. These include Permanent Partial Disability, Permanent Total Disability and Total Industrial Disability. Permanent Partial Disability means that the worker is disabled for life, but not to the extent that they will never work again. People who are permanently, partially disabled are expected to… Continue Reading
The answer may surprise you. Under the following conditions you may not receive Worker’s Compensation benefits: 1. Your claim involves working for a non-profit and you are unpaid. It should be noted however, that if you receive a stipend, room and board or any other perks with a monetary value, the position may be considered… Continue Reading
If you are injured on the job, your employer should be paying for any necessary medical expenses. When it comes to the money you’d normally be making, that’s a little more complicated. While you may be receiving medical benefits after a work related accident, your not going to see a dime of the wages you’d… Continue Reading
Have you been fired or experienced some sort of unfair treatment after claiming or trying to claim Worker’s Compensation? If so, you should be aware that your employer is violating The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. There is a penalty of $100 to $500 for each employee that is discriminated against. Form DC-120 must… Continue Reading
You may need assistance from the Worker’s Compensation Board after reporting an on-the-job injury .Form RFA-1W-Request for Assistance By Injured Worker is provided for this purpose. The form is generally not used for claims where the case is not accepted by the employer or carrier. If you are unsure as to whether or not the… Continue Reading
To appeal a decision essentially means bringing a case to a higher court system after a Judge’s ruling. During a hearing before a Worker’s Compensation Law Judge, medical records, personal testimony and other evidence is reviewed and a decision is made as to whether or not the claimant is entitled to compensation or benefits. The… Continue Reading
Your work-related disability may not be the result of a single accident. Exposure to certain job related agents may have caused you to develop a debilitating condition over time. However, not all injuries that develop over time are occupational diseases that entitle you to benefits. The illness must be “the natural and unavoidable result of the… Continue Reading