Workers’ Comp & Personal Injury Law From Every Angle: The S & S Blog

The Truth Behind Car Insurance — Part One

In New York state, automobile insurance companies are required to provide no-fault benefits as part of every policy for the vehicles they insure. Also known as personal injury protection (PIP), these benefits cover medical expenses and a portion of lost wages regardless of who or what was to blame for causing the accident. If you’re… Read More

Filing a No-Fault Claim After a Car Accident

If you’re involved in a car accident, either as the driver of your own vehicle, or as a passenger in someone else’s, you have certain obligations to ensure that your claim will be covered under the applicable “no-fault” insurance policy. If the car accident took place in New York state, you need to file your… 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

When “No-Fault” Car Insurance Doesn’t Play Fair

If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, your own automobile insurance, often referred to as “no-fault” or personal injury protection (PIP), pays for your medical expenses—or at least it’s supposed to. Many car insurers, especially those you see a lot of advertising for on TV, will typically have you examined by a doctor… 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

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

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