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 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 (https://www.alexdell.com/news/90/Workers-Comp-Working-at-Home/) to an article written by Alex Dell and Edward Obertubbesing that was published in the New York Bar Journal (https://nysba.org/workers-comp-and-working-at-home/) 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 [...]


New York State Disability Retirement

December 01, 2020

NEW YORK STATE DISABILITY RETIREMENTAre you a member of the New York State Employees’ Retirement System or Police & Fire Retirement Systems? If you are, and you have become disabled and unable to perform your full job duties, you may be eligible for New York State Disability Retirement benefits. The Law Firm of Alex Dell can assist you in obtaining a New York State Disability Retirement benefit in addition to representing you for your New York State Workers’ Compensation claims [...]