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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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Workers’ Compensation Benefits pt. 2

In addition to cash benefits and supplemental benefits, you may be eligible to receive medical, social security, and death benefits. …

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Workers’ Compensation Benefits pt. 1

There are five kinds of Workers’ Compensation benefits: Cash benefits, supplemental benefits, medical benefits, social security benefits, and death benefits. …

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Alone When Injured on the Job? What to Do Next.

You stayed late at the office to finish the filing. When you encountered a large box of documents, you bent …

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File a Claim

If you are injured on the job, there are a few steps you must complete to ensure that you receive …

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Medical Supplies, Prosthesis and Personal Injury

If you spend any time at all in front of the television, you are probably well aware that there are …

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Who is Covered Under Workers’ Compensation in New York?

The short answer to the above question is almost everyone. According to state law, employers must provide Workers’ Compensation to …

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How Social Media can Harm you After an Accident

Whether you are in a car or work-related accident, what you do afterwards can affect your case. The insurance company …

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Workers’ Compensation—The Basics

Understanding the basics of Workers’ Compensation Law is the key to getting all that you deserve after a workplace injury. …

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Hands Free Technology can Still Cause Accidents

You have a hands free system, so you think you are in the clear – you can talk on the …

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Is an Accident Caused by Distracted Driving Grounds for a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Many states have a law against talking on cellular phones while driving.  Another epidemic that is becoming a larger problem …

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When Negligence Leaves You Disfigured for Life

Terrible accidents with awful consequences happen every day. Fires, auto accidents, and faulty machinery at work can lead to loss …

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Claiming Personal Injury for a Minor

When you think of personal injury cases, you often think of accidents that have been suffered by an employee on …

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You’ll Never Work Again – How Losses are Calculated

It is hard to put a price tag on productivity. Yes. We have set a price for our time, and …

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Wrongful Death – Do You Have Standing in Court

When you have lost a loved one through the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to file what …

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Is it Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, or Both?

It may be both.  Each year in the United States, many thousands of patients die as the result of medical …

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When You Must Seek Damages from Friends

Accidents and injuries often occur in the company of close friends. Whether it is an auto accident while driving with …

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