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Author Archives: Catherine Kraus

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 […]

A Food Service Worker’s Slippery Situation With Workers’ Compensation

A claimant who is a Food Services Coordinator in Upstate New York injured his back, neck and shoulder while lifting frozen turkeys at work.   The New York State Workers’ Compensation law requires an injured worker to give notice to their supervisor within 30 days of their workplace accident or within 2 years if they have […]

Workers’ Compensation: A Cautionary Tale

Claimant, an outdoor technician, suffered work related injuries to both of his knees.  The case was established by the Workers’ Compensation Board and the claimant was collecting weekly benefits while not working for the employer.  Although there was no dispute over the claimant’s work related injuries, the insurance carrier raised the issue of fraud.  The […]

Carlos’ Law: Proposed Legislation for Construction Worker Safety

Have you heard about the proposed legislation entitled Carlos’ Law?  Well, if you have not, it is a Construction Worker Safety bill that is being championed by Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst),  Sens. Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) and Tony Avella (D-Bayside), and 4 other co-sponsors.  Carlos’ Law, known officially as S.4373B, would increase fines and […]