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Leaves Of Absence For New York State Agency Employees Injured By Assaults At WorkCertain employees of New York State government agencies work in extremely dangerous environments, including but not limited to employees of the Department of Corrections and Community Service (DOCCS), Office of Family and Children Services (OFCS), etc. Not infrequently, employees who work in these environments are injured as a result of physical altercations. Injuries sustained during such incidents can lead to [...]

 All Rates are effective December 1, 2020Source: VA.govCompensation rates for Veterans with a 10% to 20% disability rating.If you have a 10% to 20% disability rating, you won’t receive a higher rate even if you have a dependent spouse, child, or parent.Compensation rates for Veterans with a 30% to 60% disability rating, with a dependent spouse or parent, but no children.Added Amounts Compensation rates for Veterans with a 30% to 60%,with dependents, including children.Added [...]

NOTICE TO FLORIDA FIRST RESPONDERS WITH POTENTIAL POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER  Effective 10/1/18, the Florida legislature enacted special provisions for accidental injuries suffered by first responders, including paramedics and emergency medical technicians. As relevant here, the statute confirms that Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (hereinafter “PTSD") for first responders is a compensable occupational disease within the meaning of the Florida Workers’ Compensation Law. [...]

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND OTHER BENEFITS RELATED TO VACCINES            As we near one year of the global pandemic caused by COVID-19, some hope and relief is in sight as several vaccines have begun to be administered[i]. While many people anxiously await the opportunity to receive one of these vaccines, others worry about risks associated with them, with some reports of adverse reactions and even death suffered by persons who have received the COVID-19 [...]

On July 31, 2020, we posted a link on our website ( to an article written by Alex Dell and Edward Obertubbesing that was published in the New York Bar Journal ( on the topic of Workers’ Comp and Working at Home.One of the cases that we discussed in that article was Matrix Absence, a case where an employee who worked full-time from home was injured while moving furniture in his [...]