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Grey & Grey Staff Joins Transit Workers in celebrating “Indian Day.”

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BOARD INCREASES TEMPORARY TOTAL DISABILITY RATE FOR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS AND AMBULANCE WORKERS

The Volunteer Firefighters’ Benefit Law and Volunteer Ambulance Workers’ Benefit Law provide cash benefits and/or medical care to volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers who are injured, become ill or die in the line of duty.  While most of the laws that apply to volunteer firefighter and ambulance workers’ claims are the same as other workers’ […]

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WORKERS COMPENSATION SAFETY GROUP PAVES THE WAY FOR THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY

In March of 2021, New York State legalized the use of recreational marijuana.  To date, no cannabis dispensaries have been opened in New York and it is currently illegal to sell recreational marijuana.   The state has begun accepting applications for licenses to sell marijuana in August of 2022. The delay in the rollout of dispensary […]

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STUDY SHOWS EMPLOYERS, NOT WORKERS, ACCOUNT FOR 75% OF WORKERS’ COMP FRAUD

When the issue of fraud comes up in workers’ compensation, we usually hear about an injured worker who allegedly filed a false claim, collected benefits while working, exaggerated the severity of an injury or denied having a previous injury.  While worker fraud does sometimes occur, a new report shows that employers – not workers – […]

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DETAILS MATTER PART 2: OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE/REPETITIVE STRESS CLAIMS

In Part 1 of “Details Matter,” we wrote about the importance of providing a clear and consistent description of an accident to the employer, the Workers’ Compensation Board, and the doctors.  When the claim involves an “occupational disease” – a medical problem that develops over time because of the kind of work a person does […]

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New Immigrant Community Empowerment

Grey & Grey, LLP attorney Sanjai Doobay educating immigrant workers about their Workers’ Compensation rights at NICE today. New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) creates pathways to success and empowerment for essential immigrant workers. It is important that workers understand their rights and the protection afforded to them under NY Workers’ Compensation.

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DETAILS MATTER PART 1:  ACCIDENT REPORTS AND MEDICAL RECORDS

Two of the most important pieces of information in any workers’ comp claim are (1) how the accident happened; and (2) what body parts were injured.  At the beginning of a case, that information is recorded in three places:  the worker’s accident report to the employer, the C-3 claim form that is filed with the […]

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CARLOS’ LAW PASSES, INCREASES PENALTIES FOR CONSTRUCTION SITE DEATHS

Employers are legally required to maintain a safe working environment for their employees.  The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created by Congress to set and enforce standards and provide training, outreach, education, and assistance to ensure safe and healthful working conditions.  Unfortunately, in 2020, as OSHA inspections hit a historic low, construction […]

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Grey & Grey, LLP associate Maribel Gomez installed for her second term as treasurer of the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association

Congratulations to Grey & Grey, LLP associate Maribel Gomez who was installed for her second term as LIHBA Treasurer. The Long Island Hispanic Bar Association has dedicated itself to promoting and fostering the advancement of the Long Island Hispanic legal profession as well as the Hispanic community. Ms. Gomez provides expertise and dedication not only […]

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LONG COVID:  WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COVERAGE AND BENEFITS

In the spring of 2020, New York faced a fast-moving health crisis with the onset of COVID-19 and responded quickly with all the means at its disposal.  As the winter of 2022 approaches, New York is facing a slow-moving health crisis, but has brought none of the urgency that is needed to address the problem.  […]

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