Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Families of Deceased Workers

For clients who have been classified with a permanent partial disability for injuries occurring after March 13, 2007, recent case law may provide some security for your family should the unthinkable happen. As you are likely aware, your benefits are subject to a durational cap on how long the insurance company has to pay your… Read More

Injured On Town Or City Property? How Municipal Liability Requiring Prior Written Notice Can Affect Your Claim.

Imagine that you’re walking along your neighbor’s front walkway and trip over some type of significant defect. Whether it’s a “lip” or a large crack that causes you to trip and fall, you’d likely be able to pursue a claim for injuries you suffered as a result. While the law regularly allows for claims for… Read More

Uber & Lyft Drivers Now Covered for Workers’ Comp Injuries

Good news for Uber and Lyft drivers! On December 20, 2019, New York State mandated Workers’ Compensation coverage for all Uber and Lyft drivers injured in the course of providing a prearranged trip to a customer. These drivers were deemed to be employees of the New York Black Car Operators’ Injury Compensation Fund. Interestingly, this… Read More

New COVID-19-Related Changes To Workers’ Compensation Board Guidelines

In response to COVID-19, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has made several policy and procedural changes to ensure that benefits for injured workers are not impacted. The guidelines were issued on March 16, 2020 for those making Workers’ Comp claims, attorneys, doctors, and insurance company representatives. If you have a new or existing… Read More

Workers’ Compensation Board Changes How Medications and Surgeries are Approved

On December 5, 2019, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) announced what they call a “drug formulary.” This formulary is basically a list of medications that can be prescribed to injured workers without prior authorization from the WCB. The medications are listed based on their effectiveness and appropriateness for the treatment of injuries… Read More

Legalese Defined: Social Security Disability– Substantial Gainful Activity

To be eligible for disability benefits a person must be unable to engage in substantial gainful activity. In Social Security Disability cases substantial gainful activity means that you are working and earning more than a certain amount of money, which is set by law and changes each year. If the Social Security Administration finds that… Read More

Anthony Poselovich Memorial Foundation: Warriors Come in all Sizes

Segar & Sciortino has been part of the Rochester community for over 25 years. The attorneys and staff are proud of the various organizations and charities they support through donations and their personal time. Jason Poselovich, a Partner at Segar & Sciortino, is Co-Founder of the Anthony Poselovich Memorial Foundation . The foundation was created… Read More

Proud to Support Future Rochester Legal Professionals with Scholarship Opportunities

As part of the Rochester legal community for over 30 years, Segar & Sciortino takes pride in giving back through the donation of multiple scholarships each year. Since 2017, Segar & Sciortino has provided scholarships to students in four Rochester area high schools; Aquinas Institute, Brighton, Honeoye-Falls Lima and Palmyra-Macedon. The Segar & Sciortino Award… Read More

Our Commitment to Volunteering in Rochester NY

Segar & Sciortino has been part of the Rochester community for over 25 years. The attorneys and staff are proud of the various organizations and charities they support through donations and volunteering in Rochester NY. Each year Segar & Sciortino is honored to sponsor and participate in the Fairport Baptist Homes Swing for the Seniors… Read More

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