• How Does Workers Comp Work

    How Does Workers’ Comp Work?

    Under the New York State Workers’ Compensation Law, there is a two-tier statute of limitations: Pursuant to Section 18 of the Law, you have 30 days from the date of accident or knowing that you have a work-related sickness or…

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  • William W. Crossett

    What if My Injury Occurs Off Premises?

    The law providers for Workers’ Compensation benefits for all injuries or illness that arise from or occur during the course of employment. This does not mean that the accident or illness has to occur at any particular place. Many people don’t work in a…

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  • What is Workers Compensation

    What is Workers’ Compensation?

    The New York State Workers’ Compensation Law is the exclusive remedy of an employee who is injured or made sick while at work in New York State. “Exclusive remedy” means that, by law, you cannot sue your employer for an injury or illness that…

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  • Is Workers Compensation Insurance Mandatory for Employers

    Is Workers’ Compensation Insurance Mandatory for Employers?

    In New York State, anyone with an employee is required to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance. If you are a sole owner or stockholder of a company, you do not need insurance for yourself, although it is required for…

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  • Injured in an Auto or Truck Accident While Working

    What if I am Injured in an Auto or Truck Accident While Working?

    If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident in the course of your employment, New York State provides No-Fault Benefits in addition to Workers’ Compensation Benefits. No-Fault Benefits are provided by the…

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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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    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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  • 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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