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Is My Check Late?

WHEN IS MY WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CHECK DUE?   When someone is out of work because of an injury, they depend on workers’ compensation benefits to get by. When the checks are inconsistent or late, it can create problems with paying the bills, transportation, and even buying food. Understanding the different payment schedules can help you […]

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MOMENTUM GROWS

Over 320,000 New Yorkers have fallen ill with COVID-19 and over 20,000 have died.  Many of those are people who were deemed “essential workers” and told to report to work during the pandemic, significantly increasing their risk of infection.  So far thirteen states have taken action to make sure that their workers’ compensation systems protect […]

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ADVICE FOR “THE ESSENTIAL WORKER”

Have you been deemed an essential worker? Were you injured on the job? You do not have to wait until the pandemic is over to file your claim. Unlike many other state agencies, the Workers’ Compensation Board is open and so is the law firm of Grey & Grey, LLP. On March 7, 2020 Governor […]

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PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) AND COVID-19

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for personal protective equipment (“PPE”) has risen dramatically. This equipment includes masks, face shields, and other protective gear that may make working in the present environment safer for those who come into contact with the public. PPE has become a necessity in the fight against the […]

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TELEMEDICINE:   HOW TO GET MEDICAL TREATMENT WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR HOME

    The Workers Compensation Board has made several important policy changes during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 202 declaring a disaster emergency in the State of New York.  As a result, the Workers Compensation Board has issued emergency rules that permit “Telemedicine,” excuse injured workers from attending insurance company medical […]

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HOW TO AVOID COMMON MISTAKES THAT MANY PEOPLE MAKE AFTER AN ON-THE-JOB INJURY

You just had an accident at work. You’re in pain and it hurts to move. On top of that, you can’t think straight and when you do, your mind is full of worry. “What is going to happen?” “How will I support myself and family?” These are only some of the questions – but you […]

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Our Op Ed in the Daily News

In recent weeks, a number of elected officials have begun to call for the creation of a federal fund – like the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund – to provide benefits for essential workers who become ill or die from the COVID-19 coronavirus. Although that approach sounds good in theory, in practice it may not […]

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SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY UPDATE

Social Security Disability benefits may be payable if you are disabled and unable to work for period of one year or more.  You do not have to be out of work one year before applying but your disability must be expected to result in death, keep you from working or expect to keep you from […]

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What Court Closures During The COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Means For Your Personal Injury Matter

  As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 17, 2020 New York State closed all courts outside of New York City except for “essential matters.”  Courts in the City of New York followed shortly thereafter.  What that means is that court appearances in all civil cases – including personal injury cases – were […]

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ESSENTIAL WORKERS WITH COVID-19: FILE FOR WORKERS’ COMP

ATTENTION “ESSENTIAL” WORKERS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COVERAGE MAY BE AVAILABLE FOR COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS   Workers’ Compensation provides coverage for both “accidents” and “occupational diseases.”  An “accident” is an injury or illness that was caused by a specific workplace exposure or event.  An “occupational disease” is an injury or illness that comes from the type of work […]

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