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Independent Medical Exams

After an accident, the insurance company is entitled to have an independent medical doctor examine you to determine if you …

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No Fault Insurance Claim

Every insured vehicle in New York comes with personal injury protection, or “no-fault” insurance. This provides you with basic coverage …

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Toxic Torts

Exposure to dangerous chemicals occurs more often than one would think. If you have an ongoing health problem that you …

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Proprietor and Product Liability

If you are injured using a product at work, you may have a case against the producer of the product. …

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Medical Malpractice

Doctors make mistakes too. Unfortunately they often come at the price of their patients’ health. There is a long history …

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Help With Your Insurance Company

Your insurance company is in your employ to protect you, but sometimes they may deny coverage for your expenses. This …

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Know Your Rights

If you are injured in any situation, the most important thing to know is your rights. Unless you have a …

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Work Related Injuries

Sometimes your injury from work may not be as obvious as a heavy item falling on your foot. That nagging …

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Seeking Medical Care

When you receive medical care for a work-related injury, make sure you keep track of all your expenses you incur …

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Work Related Injuries

If you are injured at work in New York, you may have a right to compensatory funds for your medical …

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Slip, Trip, and Fall

You may have heard this phrase at work, but did you know that private businesses are liable for slippery floors …

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Dog Bites

Dog bites are one of the most common personal injury cases. If you are bitten by a dog and the …

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Car Accident?

Even if you are getting treatment for that whiplash after a fender bender on the highway, you may still be …

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Don’t Take Chances

Don’t roll the dice on your health. Typically the defendant in workplace injury cases is protected by the insurance company …

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Make Sure You’re Covered

One of the best ways to make sure that you are covered financially for your injuries after any kind of …

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Discrimination

Employers may not fire or otherwise discriminate against a worker who has filed a workers’ compensation claim. If you feel …

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Premises Liability

At Lewis and Lewis, we hold private business liable for slips, trips, and falls that occur on their property. If …

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Social Services

One of the services provided by the New York Workers’ Compensation Board is a group of dedicated social workers that …

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Personal Injury Cases

There are many different kinds of personal injury cases that we deal with at Lewis and Lewis. Medical malpractice, car …

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Rehabilitation pt. 2

There are two more rehabilitation services available through the Workers’ Compensation Board:

Medical rehabilitation: provides workers physical therapy under the …

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Rehabilitation pt. 1

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board also offers rehabilitation to injured workers in order eliminate the disability if possible, …

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Personal Injury in a Traffic Accident

If you are injured in a traffic accident, you must notify the New York Department of Motor Vehicles within ten …

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Occupational Hearing Loss

Workers suffering from hearing loss resulting from working conditions are entitled to the same benefits as from a workplace injury …

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Occupational Disease

For a worker to receive benefits for the treatment or wage loss arising from an occupational disease, the worker must …

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Permanent Partial Disability and Disfigurement

The last two types of disability defined by the Workers’ Compensation Board are permanent partial disability and disfigurement. Permanent partial …

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Temporary Total Disability, Temporary Partial Disability, and Permanent Total Disability

Temporary total disability, temporary partial disability, and permanent total disability represent three of the five types of disability classifications defined …

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Appeals

Either side may appeal a Workers’ Compensation Board judge’s decision a maximum of thirty days after the original decision is …

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Workers’ Compensation Hearings

If you and your legal representation do not settle with the employer’s insurance company out of court (as is most …

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Get Representation

The primary reason to seek legal counsel after a work related or personal injury is to make sure that the …

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The Claims Process

The claims process is very time sensitive. Immediately after the accident and you seek and receive medical treatment, you should …

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