Author Archives: FOA

At Home Accidents Can Be Covered by Workers’ Compensation

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant increase in the number of people working from home. Inevitably, as more and more people work from home, there has been an increase in injuries. Initially when workers tried to report these claims under workers’ compensation, many employers and their insurance carriers resisted […]

Being Aware of Workers’ Compensation Deadlines

“Did you Know?  There are Deadlines with Filing for Workers’ Compensation.”    The Workers’ Compensation Law is designed to protect an injured worker by providing them with lost wages and medical coverage for treatment of their work-related injuries. If an injured worker sustains a permanent injury, the law may also provide for cash payments. In order […]

Section 32 Waiver Agreements

When a worker becomes injured or ill because of their work, the Workers’ Compensation Law protects them. The law provides an injured worker with lifetime medical coverage for their injuries as well as the right to receive payments for lost wages and, when permitted, permanent injuries. However, the Compensation Law also allows an injured worker […]

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 […]