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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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COURT REJECTS WORKERS’ COMP GUIDELINES FOR SOME KNEE INJURIES

The Workers’ Compensation Law includes money awards, called “schedule loss awards,” for injuries that involve the permanent loss or loss of use of a limb (arms, legs, hands, feet, fingers, toes, vision loss and hearing loss).  In 1996, the Workers’ Compensation Board issued Guidelines for doctors to use in assigning a percentage loss to many […]

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WORKERS’ COMP BOARD LAUNCHES A “MEDICAL PORTAL”

FOR TREATMENT REQUESTS For the past 20 years, the Workers’ Compensation Board has been slowly moving from a paper-based system to one that is technology-based.  Earlier this year, it took a big step in that process by launching a program it calls “OnBoard Limited Release.”  Until recently, doctors and other health care provider were required […]

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GOVERNOR HOCHUL SIGNS PRESUMPTION BILL FOR9/11 WORKERS’ COMP INJURIES

After the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center on September 11th, the Legislature added Article 8-A to make it easier for World Trade Center rescue, recovery and clean-up workers to obtain workers’ compensation benefits for WTC-related illnesses.  Article 8-A defined the eligible work locations, job activities and later included a list of “qualified conditions.”  […]

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FORMS OVER SUBSTANCE:  NEW WORKERS’ COMP RULES FOR MEDICAL REPORTS AND BILLS

In many ways, the workers’ compensation system runs on medical reports.  An injured workers’ proof of injury, disability, and need for treatment all depend on their doctor filling out and filing the correct form with the insurer and the Workers’ Compensation Board.  For decades, those forms have been the “C-4” and “C-4.2” forms – but […]

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