MCV Law Blog

  • 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

    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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    What are the advantages of a Medicare Set-Aside?

    In order to settle the medical portion of a Workers’ Compensation claim, we are sometimes required to take into account Medicare’s interest. This requires us to obtain a Medicare Set-Aside. While this may seem confusing and unfamiliar…

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  • Kimberly Slimbaugh

    United States Senate Considers Cuts To SSDI To Help Fund Highways

    This week the United States Senate will take up legislation to fund the nation’s highway system. Most of us think this is a good thing. However, we have learned that one or more of the amendments to the legislation…

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    Quick Answers By MCV Law: Just What Is The Average Weekly Wage

    The Average Weekly Wage (AWW) is one of the most important issues in your case. The AWW determines how much you will be paid in the event that you are out of work for a work-related injury. The higher the AWW, the higher your rate of pay…

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