MCV Law Blog

  • James Meggesto

    Common Misconceptions of the Law

    Parents are responsible for the negligent acts of their children. While this statement may seem logical, it is untrue. Parents are not responsible for the consequences of their children’s negligent conduct. If, however, the parents own conduct is…

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    Why is the State Insurance Fund Sending Me a Notice to Have an MRI?

    As of September 30th, 2015, a letter has been going out from the New York State Insurance Fund to its Workers’ Compensation Claimants. This unfortunately worded letter has caused a bit of a panic with claimants who are insured through the State Insurance Fund.…

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  • 8 Prescription Tips For The Workers Compensation Claimant

    8 Prescription Tips For The Workers’ Compensation Claimant

    Know your medications (i) Always keep a list of your current medications, and know which ones you are trying to fill. Be sure you know which medications you take are related to your compensation claim, and which are not.…

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  • Can I Collect NYS Unemployment Insurance Benefits and Workers’ Compensation

    Can I Collect NYS Unemployment Insurance Benefits and Workers’ Compensation?

    Yes – you can collect both NYS Unemployment Insurance benefits and Workers’ Compensation benefits at the same time. Your eligibility for both benefits will generally occur if you are being paid at a partial disability rate…

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  • Getting Prescription Medications

    Getting Prescription Medications

    It is a fact of life in the world of New York State Workers’ Compensation that getting medication is not as easy as your everyday trip to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription. One of the main reasons for this is the number of parties…

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    How Does Worker’s Compensation Affect My Social Security Disability Benefits?

    If you are receiving Worker’s Compensation benefits and file for Social Security disability benefits, you may not be able to collect the maximum amount of Social Security benefits based on your earnings record. Between Worker’s Compensation and Social Security Disability, you may only receive…

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    The Insurance Company is Paying Me “Without Prejudice”, Now What?

    Many times, the carrier will issue payments to you without prejudice. This means that the carrier is taking advantage of Section 21-a of the NYS Workers Compensation Law. Section 21-a allows the carrier to pay you without accepting your case…

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  • Kimberly Slimbaugh

    Social Security’s 80th Anniversary

    Today marks the 80th anniversary of the Social Security program. The program was signed into law by President Roosevelt in 1935 and was intended to provide “some measure of protection to the average citizen and to his family against the loss of a job and against poverty-ridden old age.” The program has served our nations workers ever since. Please continue to encourage our lawmakers of the need to protect and strengthen the program.…

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    Every Injured Worker Needs a Vacation

    Yes, I said it – every injured worker needs a vacation; just like their coworkers, bosses, and friends. Injured workers deserve a break from medical appointments, physical therapy, disputes over medication, and from the worry and stress…

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  • Gary Valerino

    Watch Your Speed! Troopers Ramping Up For “Speed Week Campaign”

    Across New York State, the State Police are currently in the midst of their annual “speed week” campaign, which runs through Tuesday, August 11th. According to the State Police, speed is a contributing factor in one out of every three motor vehicle accidents across the state.…

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