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The Basics: 24-Hour Healthcare Coverage and Workers Comp

The Basics: 24-Hour Healthcare Coverage and Workers Comp

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Traditionally, health insurance and workers’ compensation insurance have been independently managed, even when an employer is paying for both. Under 24-hour coverage, however, these two programs are merged for convenience and money-saving benefits. What Is 24-Hour Coverage?  24-hour coverage is a unique, hybrid concept that only a few states in the nation have experimented with. Under…Read the article
Worker’s Compensation Third-Party Actions

Worker’s Compensation Third-Party Actions

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There are many instances of workers being harmed at their place of employment through no fault of their own or their employers. Sometimes the negligence or cause of the injury may be from the negligence of a third party. For example, a construction worker may have to travel between job sites in the middle of…Read the article
Uber’s Bike Courier Service Undermines Bike Messengers

Uber’s Bike Courier Service Undermines Bike Messengers

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Uber is creating controversy on the streets of New York, and not because of the conflict between taxi drivers and unlicensed Uber contractors, according to an article by Crain’s New York Business. Instead, the issue is between bike messengers working as couriers and Uber’s new delivery service, which is similar to its driving services in…Read the article
Denied Workers Comp Benefits? Settlement is still possible

Denied Workers Comp Benefits? Settlement is still possible

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A recent court opinion from the Appellate Division, First Department found in favor of an injured worker who previously had his workers’ compensation benefits cut off. (Amacio v. State of New York, 2015 NY Slip Op 06298). The worker, Mr. Amacio, sustained injuries during his employment in 1998, which required spinal fusion surgery. He began…Read the article
Workers’ Compensation Conditions

Workers’ Compensation Conditions

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Workers’ compensation is a system of insurance that is there to protect injured employees when they, literally or figuratively, fall. It acts as a safety net to stop employees from experiencing financial ruin after an on-the job injury. Employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance and payments are given out once an employee proves…Read the article
The Price of Pretty

The Price of Pretty

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Generally a conversation about workers’ compensation is a discussion about a worker with a high-risk job. These are the employees who work with heavy machinery or are constantly 10 feet away from cars traveling 70 mph down the freeway. People who are injured on the job are those working in obviously dangerous conditions, right? New…Read the article
The Dangers of Public Employment

The Dangers of Public Employment

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Workers’ compensation in the state of New York is a legally mandated insurance program that serves as a safety net for employees who are hurt on the job. It is illegal for an employee to be denied compensation from an on-the-job injury or aggravation of an injury. It is also illegal for an employer to…Read the article
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