MCV Law Blog

  • William W. Crossett

    Considering a Section 32 Settlement?

    The biggest decision you will have to make in your case is whether or not to accept a section 32 settlement, which usually means a one-time lump-sum payment, as opposed to ongoing weekly payments. Typically, a Section 32 agreement will end both the carrier’s obligation to make…

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  • Gary Valerino

    SUM Coverage; The best auto insurance coverage you’ve never heard of

    There are probably more advertisements for auto insurance on television than there are for most any other product. This is probably because the majority of adults in the United States both own and operate automobiles. While those advertisements usually concentrate on price, very few of them concentrate on coverage.…

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  • Christopher Stringham

    3 Years with the Medical Treatment Guidelines: Has it Gotten Any Better?

    Commentary by Christopher Stringham, Esq. On December 1, 2010, the NYS Workers’ Compensation Board instituted Medical Treatment Guidelines for the neck, back, shoulders, and knees. The intent of the treatment guidelines was to have all parties (doctors, attorneys, insurance carriers…

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  • New York Worker’s Compensation – Medication and Transportation Reimbursement (C-257)

    For Meggesto, Crossett, and Valerino claimants with an existing New York State Worker’s compensation case, Compensation Law provides for the reimbursement of certain Medical and Transportation costs that are directly related to the injury of record. Reimbursable expenses include…

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  • Kimberly Slimbaugh

    Debilitated by Sjögren’s Syndrome?

    Sjögren’s Syndrome is an autoimmune disease where an individual’s white blood cells attack moisture-producing glands. The disease was highlighted last year in the national sports spotlight as Venus Williams had to withdraw from the US Open after being diagnosed with the disease…

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    I Have Been Hurt at Work. What Do I Do First?

    The short answer to this all-important question is: Report Your Injury. The Worker’s Compensation law has a two part statute of limitations. The law requires the injured worker give notice of the injury within 30 days of knowing or within 30 days of when he should have…

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  • William W. Crossett

    I am still disabled. Why do I have to look for work?

    Many injured workers find themselves in the dilemma of being unable to return to their prior work, but without medical evidence to support the proposition that they have a temporary or permanent total disability. In this instance, the New York State Worker’s Compensation Law requires…

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  • Kimberly Slimbaugh

    Can I get Social Security Disability if I have Fibromyalgia?

    Social Security disability cases based on fibromyalgia alone are generally difficult to win, and are always easier to win if other impairments are involved. Regardless of whether you are applying for disability based solely on fibromyalgia or alleges several impairments, in a case involving…

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  • Christopher Stringham

    Do I need my own Title Insurance policy?

    So you’ve just finished putting your John Hancock on a pile of documents about five inches thick after what seemed like an eternity from when you first set eyes on the house of your dreams. It is also likely that the Truth in Lending Statement that the bank is required to…

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  • Heather La Dieu

    Missing Important Deadlines after a Car Accident may Result in Loss of Medical and Wage Benefits

    It is difficult to think about deadlines after you have been injured in a car accident, however the alternative is you could lose out on medical and wage benefits. As you already know from reading this blog, after you have been injured in a car accident, your car insurance must…

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