Section 10 of the Workers’ Compensation law in New York State says, among other things, that there shall be no liability for compensation “when the injury has been solely occasioned by intoxication from alcohol or a controlled substance………” It has long been the law that if someone gets injured on the job SOLELY because they […]
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 soapbox. As you may know, my political pet peeve is the ability of the wealthiest, richest […]
Earlier this month (on 6/2) the New York Times printed several Letters to the Editor on a topic I am very passionate about: Government regulation. Is it a good thing? Well, let’s look at what happens when there is lax or NO government regulation. I’m going to use as an example the horrific and deadly […]
In my previous blog about what people think about when they hear the words “Workers’ Compensation,” (fraud is part of the thought process of many,) I mentioned attorney Leonard Jernigan’s “Top 10 Fraud cases.” (They are employer fraud cases.)Well here is a recent blog of his that complements my earlier piece on the subject of […]
My new hero (heroine?) is a scholar named Kathy A. Ruffing. She works for a group called “The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities” which is – according to its website- “(O)ne of the nation’s premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and […]
I like statistics, especially when they involve sports. But the Social Security Administration (SSA) puts out lots of stats regarding Social Security Disability claims too. Some break claims numbers down by Hearing Office location. As background, understand that where you live determines which Social Security hearing office (called “ODAR”) hears your case. For instance, take […]
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