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WE REMEMBER

  The nineteenth anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center is different from the previous eighteen. Because of COVID-19, the ceremony will not be attended by thousands, those that attend must be masked and socially distanced, and the names of the victims will be read by recordings, instead of in […]

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Grey & Grey Wins Two Cases Where Employers Improperly Claimed that the Injured Workers Were Independent Contractors

Last month, we wrote an article about the difference between employees and independent contractors, pointing out that only employees are covered by the Workers’ Compensation Law.  (You can read that article at http://greyandgrey.com/who-is-covered-by-workers-compensation/).   One of the points we made in the article was that the question of whether someone is an employee or an […]

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Six Ways to Improve Workers’ Compensation

It sometimes seems that the problems with workers’ compensation are like bad weather – everyone talks about it, but nobody ever does anything about it.  New York’s workers are entitled to protection from the consequences of workplace injury and illness.  In most cases, that means benefits for wage loss and payment of medical bills – […]

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Working From Home And Workers’ Compensation

Following Governor Cuomo’s PAUSE order in March, many employers transitioned to “remote work” and “telecommuting” arrangements so their employees could continue to work from home.  Although the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has slowed in our area and New York State has begun to reopen, many people continue to work from home.  A number of […]

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WE’VE BEEN PUBLISHED (AGAIN)

The Cardozo Law School Journal of Equal Rights and Social Justice has just published a law review article by Grey & Grey managing partner Robert Grey titled “The Experience of Immigrants and Low-Wage Workers in the New York State Workers’ Compensation System.”   Law review articles are scholarly articles that are often influential in the […]

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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS FOR COVID-19

As New York begins to reopen in phases, questions have started to arise about the potential legal liability of hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, businesses and others that may not have taken adequate steps to protect workers, customers and patients from contracting COVID-19 or that failed to provide them with adequate medical treatment.   […]

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COVID-19 AND MENTAL HEALTH

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, nearly half of Americans report that the COVID-19 pandemic is having an impact on their mental health.  Calls to mental health hotlines and specialists have skyrocketed across the country.  And the problems are even more acute for health care workers and essential workers who were on the front lines. […]

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HARD AT WORK HELPING OUR CLIENTS – AND KEEPING YOU INFORMED

New York State may have issued a “PAUSE” order, but our office never missed a beat helping our clients and providing information to them, the public, and policy-makers.   When the New York State courts closed, our personal injury attorneys and staff reviewed every client file and put each case in the best position to […]

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NEW RULES REDUCE ACCESS TO SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS

The Social Security Administration (SSA) considers a wide range of factors in deciding whether someone should be approved for Social Security Disability benefits. In recent years, however, it has started to modify some of its rules in a way that makes it more difficult for applicants to qualify for benefits.   Age, education and work experience […]

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WHO IS COVERED BY WORKERS’ COMPENSATION?

With a few exceptions, all employers in New York State are required to provide Workers Compensation coverage for their employees.  The cost of the coverage must be paid solely by the employer, and it is against the law for the employer to ask a worker to pay any part of the cost of the workers’ […]

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