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Category: NY Workers Compensation Claims

Workers’ Compensation Insurance: Schedule Loss of Use Award

Monday, December 17, 2018

As an American worker, it is understood that an employer provides the necessary means to keep an employee safe while preforming their daily duties on the job. To protect an employee during unforeseen circumstances, employers are required to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance for all their employees. This type of insurance is paid for solely by the employer and is paid out to the employee in the event of an injury or sickness in relation to the employees’ occupation. When the employee is injured or becomes sick as a result of the occupation, it is imperative for the employee to first […]

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9/11 Firefighter Widow Wins $3 Million WTC Pension after Nine Year Court Fight

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The 9/11 WTC presumption is not only important in the Fernandez firefighter pension case, but it is equally important in 9/11 WTC cancer cases. After all, how is a disabled 9/11 hero supposed to prove that 9/11 related cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, kidney cancer, lung cancer, mesothelioma, prostate cancer, melanoma cancer of the skin, colon cancer or bladder cancer?

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A Time to Be Grateful – Remember 9/11 Hero Diane DiGiacomo

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

As Thanksgiving 2015 approaches, some may wonder what we should be grateful for as our world copes with the barbaric actions of ISIS and other radical Islamic terrorist groups. However, the death from cancer last week of Diane DiGiacomo, an ASPCA  special investigator who helped rescue animals around Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks, reminds us that those of us who are not victims of workplace illnesses and death indeed have much to be grateful for. Rest in peace Diane. Just a week before the 54 year old DiGiacomo died of the multiple cancers that ravaged her body, a New York […]

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Adding Insult to Injury – The Demolition of Workers’ Comp

Friday, March 6, 2015

The “Demolition of Workers’ Comp” and accompanying info on the NPR website is well-researched and traces the origins of workers’ compensation law and the “grand bargain” between workers and employers: injured workers gave up their right to sue negligent employers in return for prompt lost wage and medical benefits. Employer and business interests are now trying to renege on that century old bargain by gutting state workers’ compensation laws.

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Employers Save $45 Million on New York Workers' Compensation Costs

Monday, November 3, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that employer costs for New York workers’ compensation in New York State will be reduced by a whopping $45 million in 2015.  This was done by lowering the cost to run the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. The reduction in New York workers’ compensation costs to business was accomplished without cutting benefits to seriously injured workers. This is a win-win for employers and workers! “Reducing the cost of doing business in New York has been a top priority for this administration and I’m proud to announce that our reforms to the workers’ compensation system have lowered rates [to employers] for the second straight […]

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