Medical Director’s Office Bulletin Covid-19

Date: June 26, 2020 This bulletin addresses the current knowledge, assessment and treatment of COVID-19 for affected workers in New York State. This bulletin provides information for injured workers, providers and carriers. Because clinical information about the optimal management of COVID-19 is evolving quickly, additional bulletins may be issued as disease patterns and treatment options…

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Push Comes On The Heels Of A New Report: Workers Get Less While Insurance Companies Make Billions

NEW YORK, April 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The New York Workers’ Compensation Alliance today called on Albany to guarantee workers’ compensation to include COVID-19 workplace exposure for all workers. The New York Workers’ Compensation Alliance is calling on Albany to: Amend Section Three of the Workers’ Compensation law to include all work that results in…

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Can You Get Workers’ Comp for Depression?

Can You Get Workers’ Comp for Depression? When you think of workplace injuries, you probably think of visible wounds like a broken leg, lacerations, or burns. You may not consider that mental health injuries and conditions apply as well. Seeking workers’ compensation for depression and other mental health conditions isn’t always easy, though. What evidence…

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Denied Workers’ Comp? 5 First Steps to Appeal

Denied Workers’ Comp? 5 First Steps to Appeal When you’re injured at work, you expect workers’ compensation to cover your medical expenses and lost wages. Sometimes, however, the insurance company denies your claim.If you’re denied workers’ comp, the insurance company may have a legitimate reason. Maybe you didn’t report the incident within the given time…

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