Workplace Accidents: Give Notice? Always!

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The Workers’ Compensation Law requires an injured worker to notify their employer of a work place accident in writing within 30 days of the accident.  In an occupational disease claim, the worker has two years from the day they knew or should have known of the condition, to notify their employer.  The Board may excuse […]

Are You in Physical Pain from Labor-Intensive Work? Learn Why You May Be Eligible for Workers’ Compensation.

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People who have done physical work for decades and develop pain may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.  Typically, we see telecommunications workers who have lifted, bent, carried and climbed for years or healthcare workers who have constantly lifted or pushed patients.  Some of these workers develop pain, which could appear at any time.  Many […]

New York Governor Hochul Announces Upcoming Deadline to file for Pandemic Related Workers’ Compensation Claims

New York Governor Kathy Hochul recently announced a new outreach campaign that targets workers who contracted COVID-19 at their workplace and stresses the importance of filing for workers’ compensation benefits. The campaign focuses on educating workers about the importance of protecting their rights and filing for workers’ compensation before the two year filing deadline. Governor […]

How are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Calculated?

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Most people know that when you cannot work due to a word-related injury or illness, they can receive workers’ compensation benefits.  However, how those benefits are calculated can be confusing. In this article, we will explain how your benefits are determined. When the workers’ compensation board awards lost wages benefits to a worker, they must […]

FOA Wins Comp Claim for a Client Who Was Stuck by an SUV While Walking to Work

The workers’ compensation law states that generally, accidents that happen outside of work hours and are not at the workplace, are not covered. Thus, if you are traveling to or from work and are injured, your injuries may not be covered under the workers’ compensation, because you are on your personal time. However, when an […]

Can You Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits for PTSD?

Workers who have suffered post-traumatic stress, anxiety or a mental injury at work may be entitled to the protections afforded by the Workers’ Compensation Law.  Oftentimes, workers feel emotionally stressed from doing their job and we get many questions from people asking if they can file a workers compensation claim.  It is important to note that there are different types of emotional stress […]

How An Injured Worker’s Off the Job Accident Was Compensable by Workers’ Compensation

When we think of workers’ compensation claims, we commonly think of accidents that happen at the work location during a normal work hours.  Recently, however, the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court addressed the issue of an accident that happened outside the workplace after a worker’s shift had ended.    In that case, a laborer had signed […]

A Plaintiff’s Multiple Exposure to COVID-19

An employee of the NYS Police retained FOA for representation in a Workers’ Compensation claim after she was exposed to the coronavirus on 3 separate occasions at work.   The workers’ compensation insurance company controverted the establishment of the case.  After the first exposure, the claimant was required to quarantine for two weeks, however, since she […]