Workers’ Comp: It’s Not Just For People Out of Work

Clearly one of the biggest misconceptions about Workers’ Comp is that you have to be out of work to collect. That’s because most people have a limited understanding of what benefits are available. In New York, there are many...

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Citizens United II- The McCutcheon case

Soapbox: Definition--------The term is used to describe a person engaging in often flamboyant impromptu or unofficial public speaking, as in the phrases "He’s on his soapbox", or "Get off your soapbox." OK so here I am back on my...

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Workers’ Comp Fraud: Employers (Not Employees) Are A Huge Problem

District Attorney, New York County For Immediate Release March 25, 2014 DA VANCE: GRAND JURY RECOMMENDS SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO PREVENT WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE FRAUD Empanelled at Request of Manhattan DA’s Office, Grand Jury Finds Evidence of Workers’ Compensation Insurance Premium Fraud Costing...

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Social Security Disability: It’s Often A Long Road

It’s a standard question: How long will it take for me to be approved for Social Security Disability Benefits? (SSDB)As with so many other things, the answer is: it varies. In truth, it can take from one month to...

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Workers’ Comp and Social Security Disability: They can go together

Many of my clients who are injured on the job in New York State are disabled and stay out of work longer than 12 months. In such an instance, can the injured worker ALSO receive Social Security Disability Benefits? In...

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Citizens United: A major threat to democracy as we know it?

So I don’t usually talk about politics or give my opinion in this blog about non-legal issues not concerning my law practice. However, I am so concerned about something going on in this country, a country I love dearly,...

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Attorneys: The Best Source of Info About Obtaining Workers’ Comp Benefits

The Workers’ Compensation Board’s recent and ongoing "BPR Initiative" has asked injured workers several survey questions. Here is one: Question 7 asks "Who told you what to do to receive your benefits? You may choose more than one answer".   Out of...

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Who’s Your Employer’s Workers’ Comp Insurance Company??

My pet peeve of the week is New York employers who don’t assist their employees---and in fact obstruct them---from getting prompt, non-emergency medical care for injuries sustained at work- i.e., Workers’ Comp injuries. According to Section 51 of the Workers’...

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YouTube Videos: Educate Yourself About New York Workers’ Comp!

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Age Matters: Filing for Social Security Disability

Age Matters: Social Security Disability Favors Older (50+ years old) Workers   Does age matter when filing a Social Security Disability claim? Yes it does. Here are the four categories that the Social Security Administration (SSA) uses when evaluating age:   "Younger Individual"---...

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