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Workers' Compensation Death Claims in New York State
Posted at: 5/26/2023 12:00 PM
Families lose so much when a loved one dies as a result of a workplace accident or illness. They should not have to lose income too. The Workers’ Compensation Law provides death benefits to family members to replace the lost wages of their loved one. This benefit may be payable to a widow, minor children, parents, or other family members. Unfortunately, due to the complexity of death claims and their potential payouts, insurance companies often deny death claims, which can mean litigation and
Is Workers' Compensation Paid Weekly or in a Lump Sum?
Posted at: 5/23/2023 12:00 PM
How often do Workers' Compensation benefits get paid out in New York? In New York State, Workers' Compensation benefits are generally paid biweekly, or in certain scenarios, in the form of a lump sum. Workers' Compensation pays lost wages while you are out of work for a work-related injury. Generally, lost wages are calculated weekly, but are typically paid biweekly during your disability period. Your payments are based on your average weekly wage at the time of injury and your degree of dis
NY Workers' Compensation Benefits for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Posted at: 5/4/2023 12:00 PM
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Worker Susceptibility and Symptoms Many jobs already involve the use of a computer. However, with much of the workforce transitioning to a "work from home" model, an increase in time spent working at a computer is anticipated. Long hours spent working at a computer can lead to the development of various occupational diseases. One of the most common we see is carpal tunnel syndrome, which affects the hands and wrists. Besides jobs that are performed on a computer, man
Warehouse Injury Lawyers in Syracuse, NY
Posted at: 5/3/2023 12:00 PM
Workers' Compensation for Warehouse Workers: Common Injuries and Frequently Asked Questions The warehousing and transportation industry consistently experiences some of the highest injury and illness rates involving days away from work per 10,000 workers. While all warehouse and transportation jobs can be dangerous, some companies are more dangerous than others. For instance, recent studies have shown that Amazon warehouse and transportation workers suffer serious injuries at twice the rate o
I Have a Workers' Compensation Hearing Coming Up. What Should I Do?
Posted at: 4/3/2023 12:00 PM
Why Do I Have a Workers’ Compensation Hearing? Workers’ Compensation hearings can be scheduled for a number of reasons. The preparations needed for each hearing differ based on the issues being raised. A hearing can be scheduled at the request of you (the injured worker), your attorney or licensed representative, the insurance carrier, and in some cases the Workers’ Compensation Board. The hearing notice will indicate the purpose of your hearing and the specific issues or disputes being addres