7 10, 2022

Are Pre-existing Conditions covered under NYS Workers Comp?

2022-11-07T14:07:39-05:00Workers' Compensation New York|

Are Pre-existing Conditions covered under NYS Workers Compensation? If you are in a workplace accident you will find the injuries, you sustain from the accident can be difficult to deal with on your own. Matters only get more complicated if you have a pre-existing condition. Insurance companies will try and use pre-compensation against you in a worker’s compensation claim. This is where an experienced Syracuse, New York Workers’ Compensation Attorney can help. They will help

9 05, 2022

What Happens in a Workers Compensation Hearing in New York

2022-05-11T13:08:00-04:00Workers' Compensation New York|

During a New York Workers’ Compensation hearing the status of your claim will be determined. These hearings are held at the New York Workers’ Compensation Board. As of right now, all participants may attend each hearing virtually, but that could change in the future. How you can attend a hearing will be located on a hearing notice sent to you. Who Attends a Workers Comp Hearing? Typically, the participants in a workers’ comp hearing

3 05, 2022

Can I Get Workers Comp in New York if I Get Covid-19 at Work?

2022-05-31T14:03:01-04:00Workers' Compensation New York|

In New York, the coronavirus pandemic hit everyone pretty hard. For many workers, they have been out for weeks, even months after they contracted the coronavirus. Some were unable to return to work for the foreseeable future. In New York can you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits if you’ve had covid-19? If so, what do you have to show to secure payments? Workers’ Compensation Provides Benefits for Occupational Disease In New York just like all

3 05, 2022

Can My Employer Fire Me if I File a Workers Compensation Claim?

2022-05-11T12:36:19-04:00Workers' Compensation New York|

It is against the law in New York for your employer to fire you based solely on the fact that you have filed a workers’ compensation claim. New York is an employment-at-will state, which means at any point in your stay with a company you can be terminated by either the employer or the employee. In a typical workers’ compensation case, if your employer terminates you or you have been out of work for a

3 05, 2022

Does New York Workers Compensation Count as Taxable Income?

2022-05-03T15:30:15-04:00Workers' Compensation New York|

Many individuals who receive workers’ compensation benefits in Syracuse and Central New York can be confused as to whether those benefits count as income for state and federal income tax. The money you receive from Workers Compensation in New York State generally is not considered income to be taxed under federal, state, or local income tax codes. These codes do change, so it would benefit you to contact our office, your accountant, or the person

25 03, 2021

Top Mistakes People Make After an Accident

2021-03-25T14:30:40-04:00Syracuse Personal Injury Lawyers, Workers' Compensation New York|

What are the Top  Mistakes People Make After an Accident or Injury? If you are injured as a result of someone else's negligence or as a result of an accident such as an automobile accident or a slip and fall accident, it is important to understand what NOT to do if you are thinking about talking to a Syracuse personal injury lawyer about pursuing an personal injury claim. There are a number of things you

24 11, 2020

Why Shouldn’t I listen to My Insurance Company?

2020-11-24T11:39:42-05:00Workers' Compensation New York|

It is not uncommon for people to not contact a lawyer early on. This is because the insurance company is taking care of you by paying your benefits, paying your medical costs, and the adjusters act so nice to them that people often feel that everything is going along fine, then before they know it, they send you to an IME (independent medical examination). The Hazards of an Independent Medical Exam (IME) An Independent Medical

20 04, 2020

NY Workers Compensation: How Much is My Case Worth?

2020-04-20T09:11:12-04:00Workers' Compensation New York|

How Much Is My Workers’ Compensation Case Worth? A frustrated worker in Syracuse called our office recently. A couple of years ago he was injured while on the job, and his case was close to being completed. His frustration came from his lawyer who wouldn’t give him any idea what amount he would receive for his settlement. He came to us hoping to get some insight. Firstly, let's be clear: no attorney should tell you

23 02, 2020

Will I Lose Workers’ Comp Benefits If I Am Fired?

2020-02-23T15:40:12-05:00Workers' Compensation New York|

Workers Compensation: What If My Employer Fires Me? Nobody goes to work thinking, "Today I think I am going to get hurt." The sad truth is that accidents in the workplace do happen and having a way to protect yourself and your family is important while you recover. But what happens if you should lose your job? Can you still collect workers’ compensation benefits? In New York, you are entitled to have your related medical

3 01, 2020

CBD Oils and Workers Compensation

2020-01-15T12:32:56-05:00Syracuse Personal Injury Lawyers, Workers' Compensation New York|

Can the Use of CBD Oils Jeopardize Your Workers’ Compensation? Recently CBD has shown up in the health industry news and medical journals. Known as Cannabidiol, CBD has been touted as a natural and safe alternative to treat chronic pain and other health conditions. While millions of people have ordered this product from local health and wellness stores, there is still a lot that needs to be uncovered about the benefits of this substance. In