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  • New York Workers' Compensation Appeals Law Firm

    Why Was My Workers' Compensation Claim Denied?

    New York Workers’ Compensation claims can be denied by the insurance company for a variety of reasons.  One of the common denial reasons we see is when the insurance carrier is still investigating a claim.  They may file a denial to buy some time to complete their investigation.  Once their investigation is complete, if they are satisfied the requirements of the law have been met, they may change their position and accept a claim. Other common denial reasons include: lack of medical evidence

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  • NY Workers' Comp Injury

    Does My Injury Qualify Me for Workers' Compensation Benefits?

    If your injury occurred during the course of your employment, it would fall under the Workers’ Compensation Law in New York.  There are two types of Workers’ Compensation claims, an accident and an occupational disease.  An accident case is one that occurs due to a specific event, such as a fall or a lifting injury.  An occupational disease case is one that occurs over time, which often involves a repetitive, work-related task.  An occupational disease is not always a physical injury such as C

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  • Syracuse, New York Personal Injury plaintiff

    Common Forms of Medical Evidence Used in New York Personal Injury Cases

    Evidence plays a critical role in every New York Personal Injury case. Witness statements, photographs and videos of an accident, and police/incident reports can be used to prove that a duty of care has been breached, but how can you prove the severity of the physical and emotional trauma that you’ve experienced? Medical evidence is key. It can be used not only for supporting your claim and proving the extent of your injuries, but for helping the court as it measures the medical expenses, fut

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  • New York Workers' Compensation Law

    New York Workers' Compensation Benefits: Celebrating the Increased Minimum Rate

    One of the biggest changes to the New York Workers’ Compensation Law starting in 2024 is the modification of the minimum rate. Since 2013, the minimum rate an injured worker could receive in lost wages in any Workers’ Compensation claim for an injury occurring after 5/1/2013 has been $150.00 per week.  This means that an injured worker could never be paid less than $150.00 per week if out of work. For example, an injured worker with an Average Weekly Wage of $500.00 per week would receive 2/3

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  • Can I Get Social Security Disability Benefits for Parkinson’s Disease?

    Can I Get Social Security Disability Benefits for Parkinson’s Disease?

    Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive disorder that affects the nervous system and the parts of the body controlled by the nerves. Symptoms start slowly and may appear as a tremor in just one hand. While tremors are common, the disorder may cause stiffness, slowing of movement, decreased coordination (trouble standing and walking), and difficulty speaking clearly. Other problems may accompany Parkinson's disease, including: Depression Emotional changes Trouble swallowing and chewing Urin

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