Category: Work Injury

What is the Average Settlement for Workers’ Compensation?

Average settlements for workers’ compensation vary greatly, depending on many factors, but a workers’ comp lawyer can help you get the maximum amount you are entitled to.

The average settlement cost for a workers’ compensation claim is about $40,000, according to ...

How Much Do Construction Accident Lawsuit Settlements Pay Out?

If you or a family member has been severely injured in a worksite accident, you may wonder how much do construction accident lawsuit settlements pay out? The value of a case varies, based on the facts. The more serious the injury, the greater the long-term impact, the higher the case value, and the ...

If You Get COVID at Work Can You Get Workers’ Comp?

New York was the world’s focus due to the coronavirus, and if you contracted it, you might wonder whether if you get COVID at work, can you get workers’ comp? Workers’ compensation benefits can cover those who become ill because of a disease or infection they contracted at work. The biggest st...

What Happens After I Reach MMI Under New York Law?

When you’ve been injured on the job and can’t work, your medical expenses and a portion of your weekly wages are typically paid through workers’ compensation. But at some point, your doctor will examine you and decide that you have reached maximum medical improvement, or MMI. Th...

Does Workers’ Comp Count as Income?

Does workers’ comp count as income for your taxes? The money you get as workers’ compensation benefits is, generally, not income that can be taxed under federal, state, and local income tax codes. However, tax codes change, so you should contact our office, an accountant, or your tax preparer to...

Is Amazon a Safe Place to Work?

Packages may regularly arrive at your door from this online retail giant. Some of us know that workers in this industry may be at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. We might wonder, is Amazon a safe place to work? Amazon has become a lifeline for many of us stuck at home due to the pandemic. We eit...

What is a Section 32 Settlement in New York?

A Section 32 settlement in New York is an agreement between an injured worker and their employer's insurance company or a third-party administrator responsible for processing workers' compensation payments. This agreement is a mutually-agreed-upon contract between injured laborer and employer guaran...

Construction Workers in New York are Facing a Safety Crisis

Working in construction is the most dangerous job in New York, Bureau of Labor Statistics information shows. Of all occupations in the state and city, construction leads the way when it comes to fatalities. And deaths and injuries in construction are continuing to increase. CBS2 New York reported in...

Temp Workers Face Risks on the Job – Here’s Why

Statistics show that many workers face risks on the job, especially in industries such as construction, transportation and others. For temp workers, the risks are even higher than for regular employees, as reported recently in the National Safety Council’s Safety + Health magazine. Accor...