Are You Eligible For Workers’ Comp Benefits If You Work From Home?

Since the start of the COVID pandemic in 2020, how and where many people work looks very different. It’s become common to work remotely from home either full-time, or as part of a hybrid schedule that combines working some days in the office and some from home. What happens when you’re injured while working, but… Read More

Don’t miss out on Workers’ Comp benefits—even if it’s years later

Regretting your decision to not pursue your Workers’ Compensation claim? It may not be too late. Sometimes injured workers will forego their Workers’ Compensation rights as a courtesy to their employers. Those employers are almost always indifferent to this decision. That leads to a situation where the worker forfeited their right to an insurance payment… Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

I was involved in an accident with a truck—what do I need to know?

Tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, 18 wheelers, Mack Trucks, whatever you may call them, they are an ever present feature on our highways. There are over 2 million tractor-trailers operating in the U.S. and they log over 100 Billion miles per year. All that time on the road is bound to lead to accidents but you may be… Read More