Do I have a slip and fall lawsuit?
I just fell on ice and was injured…do I have a slip and fall case? Whether it was the result of freezing rain producing a set of slick steps, or a snow-covered ice patch left in the wake of a storm, almost everyone living throughout Western New York can recall a time where they suffered… Read More
Avoiding Common Workers’ Compensation Claim Mistakes
The Workers’ Compensation claim process can be a complex one, particularly if you are trying to file your case without the help of a qualified Workers’ Comp attorney. There are several mistakes an individual can make after they are injured on the job which could cause their claim to be denied. However, some Workers’ Compensation… Read More
Positive Impact of Working While Receiving Workers’ Compensation Benefits
One of the most common misconceptions Workers’ Compensation clients have is that returning to work at a lower wage than their pre-accident wage is a bad thing. Many people believe that an injured worker will be punished with the loss of their Workers’ Compensation benefits if they start a new job which is not true.… Read More
Can I work while I am on Social Security Disability?
Yes, if you are receiving Social Security Disability benefits but are able to return to work at some point you need to notify the Social Security Administration of your return. Social Security will allow you to try and return to work for 9 months and you can still receive your Social Security Disability benefit. This… Read More
Virtual Hearings at the Workers’ Compensation Board
The Workers Compensation Board recently implemented a new procedure for hearings, called “Virtual Hearings”. This procedure allows you along with your attorney and insurance representatives the option to appear by computer video conference. According to the Workers’ Compensation Board, virtual hearings were implemented as a convenience because you are now able to appear at a… Read More
Potential Impact of Social Media on your Lawsuit
Suffering an injury particularly due to another person or entity’s negligence or recklessness can be very frightening and unnerving. The specter of mounting medical bills and lost wages can cause a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety. Obviously, support from family and friends both near and far can be very helpful during this potentially long… Read More
New Changes in Workers’ Comp Law
New York State’s budget passed in early April with some sweeping changes to the Workers’ Compensation Law. Most importantly, the new law directed the Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Board to revise the permanency guidelines used to determine the schedule loss of use for permanent impairments to injured workers’ limbs, eyes and hearing loss in… Read More
Where Can I Bring a Lawsuit?
When bringing a lawsuit one of the first and most important questions to ask is “In what county should I file this lawsuit?” The county where you file is called “venue.” Venue is important because it impacts the judges and juries that get assigned to your case. Depending on the kind of case you are… Read More
What to Expect at Your First Meeting with Your Workers’ Comp Attorney
At Segar & Sciortino our goal is to make you feel like family from the initial intake through the conclusion of your Workers’ Compensation case. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service. Here is what you can expect at your first meeting with your workers’ comp attorney. At your initial consultation you will meet… Read More
How to Find a Lawyer
Selecting an attorney can seem like a daunting task if you don’t know what to consider and where to look. If you are injured, whether at work, in a car accident, or due to someone else’s fault, it is important that you find a lawyer and law firm that understands the challenges of your injury… Read More