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Three Ways to Avoid an Unnecessary Permanency Classification

I have defended a lot of employers, workers compensation (“WC”) insurance carriers, and third-party administrators (“TPA”) in WC claims. Often, the cases we could be administering with minimal litigation end up with multiple hearings over periods of several years because the injured workers become increasingly disgruntled as the confusing process continues longer than they think…

201703.20
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Mother Knows Best…

It should come as no surprise that humans are living longer, on average, throughout the world. According to the American Association of Retired Persons (“AARP”), people aged 60 years or older now outnumber children aged five or younger. In many cases, people will spend more time and resources caring for their aging parents than they…

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FAQ: Can I participate in my workers compensation defense, even if I hire a lawyer?

Yes, of course, you can participate in the defense of a claim filed against you or your business! You might get a different idea from the Workers’ Compensation Board, which chooses not to send you Notices of Hearing once it feels you aren’t necessary for the proceedings anymore, but you are entitled to know what…

201702.20
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FAQ: Do I need a lawyer to defend me in my workers’ compensation case?

No, you don’t necessarily need a lawyer to defend you in a workers’ compensation (“WC”) claim filed against you. Much depends upon the nature of the claim against you. If you have WC insurance and one of your employees was injured in the course and scope of his or her employment (something a lawyer will…

201702.13
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World Traveler

The world seems different. I seem different. Yet the same, experiencing what had been overlooked, ignored, hidden, unknown, or misunderstood. Like me. Always present. Ever ready. Open-armed. Waiting to be examined, analyzed, appreciated, accepted, challenged, and alive. We are complex, yet simple, depending on our choices and needs in a moment. It passes quickly, or…

201702.06
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FAQ: Does the NYS WCB have a voluntary disclosure program for employers?

No. There is currently no voluntary disclosure provision for dealing with the Workers’ Compensation Board. The Board and its Advocate for Business indicate that employers must wait for a penalty notice before any action can be taken to remedy a potential error. This notice might come within a few months, never or in as many…

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Leap and the Net Will Appear

The following post is a guest post from the April 2007 Grayfiti Newsletter (while Nance was on vacation). Since Nance is on vacation again (which seems to be an every five year kind of event) and Mary Carlomagno is working on her next book, we thought it would be fun to re-post it. There is a…