Accident and Injury Law Blog

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Can I lose my job while on workers’ compensation? In New York, employers cannot fire you for filing workers’ compensation. However, employers are not required to hold your job open and can terminate your employment for other reasons. New York is an at-will employment state, meaning your employer can terminate you for any reason
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The duration of workers’ compensation benefits depends on several variables, including the type of injury, whether the disability is temporary or permanent, and the loss of earning capacity. Generally speaking, the more severe and permanent your injury and loss of earning capacity, the longer you’ll receive benefits. If you or a loved one has
If you’ve been injured at work, you can generally pursue a workers’ compensation claim to cover your medical expenses and some of your lost wages. However, you may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against parties responsible for your injury other than your employer. In some cases, you can pursue both types
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If you’re an immigrant worker who has been injured on the job in New York City, you may ask, “Do I have to be a U.S. citizen to receive workers’ compensation?” No, you do not have to be a U.S. citizen—or even a permanent resident—to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. A common misconception
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You can calculate pain and suffering by working with a qualified personal injury lawyer. Pain and suffering is one of several recoverable non-economic damages in a personal injury case. Because losses like these do not come with receipts or monetary value, it can be difficult to calculate them on your own. Your personal injury
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You can pay your medical bills before you receive your insurance settlement by: Finding out if your healthcare provider will delay charging for treatment until the insurer agrees to cover it Filing for workers’ compensation benefits, if the injury occurred at work Finding out if your healthcare provider offers financial assistance or other forms
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Dealing with insurance adjusters after your accident can be confusing and frustrating. When you are injured and trying to recover, it can be especially overwhelming. Insurance adjusters have one goal: to save the insurance company money. They can use whatever you say against you to fit their bottom line. A personal injury lawyer is
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Whether you have been injured on a construction site, in a car accident, or during a slip and fall, physical injuries are likely not the only harm you suffered. For many accident victims, physical injuries and the financial losses from those injuries are only the start of their concerns. The intangible effects of the
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After deposition, the parties in a personal injury lawsuit typically begin the negotiation process. This is the process during which the parties make offers and counter offers regarding the payout to the injured person. If the case is not settled and it goes to trial, information from the deposition may be brought up during

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