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Michael Chechanover’s Answers

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  • Workers compensation

    I am a nurse working per diem/as needed/on call for an employer 5 months now I hurt my back at work today do I qualify for workers compensation?

    Michael’s Answer

    As long as you were working at the time the simple answer is yes

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  • I have recived my notice of decision from my comp case ..the date 5/28/15 when can I expect the payment?

    20% loss from knee both my doctor and the IME agreed on the percentage loss.. It is now Saturday which will make today the 9th calendar day.. When can I expect the payment

    Michael’s Answer

    The check must be postmarked 10 days after the decision is filed

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  • Injured at work(needle stick)

    I'm a bus matron I work with individuals. We was dropping them off to they program when one of my individuals found a needle on my bus I took the needle and I stuck myself and the left dumbo went to the hospital to give blood and plus I had to tak...

    Michael’s Answer

    If you did not lose time from work you are not entitled to a monetary award. Be sure to file your claim so you can be protected and have any causally related treatment paid

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  • While waiting for my section 32 to come threw can I get a advance on the settlement offerd?

    Injured Right arm taking a section 32 from insurance carrier. Waiting for the to get the medical settle. Need money now to avoid eviction can I get a advance on the amount offered?

    Michael’s Answer

    New York does not allow funding of a Worker's Compensation case similar to those in negligence lawsuits

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  • I was injured at work. My doctor sent the wrong paperwork to the DOL, my claim is now denied.

    I was injured at work. My disability claim was put "under development" by the DOL, mainly due to my neurologist sending paperwork with another claimants information (claiming PTSD, anxiety, as well as a car accident) as my own. The neurologist has...

    Michael’s Answer

    It seems you may be a federal employee. If this is the case you should contact an attorney who handles federal compensation cases

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  • Can I collect unemployment benefits while one workers comp?

    I am on workers comp due to a injury at my job I am able to work but no longer in the field that I was doing before. Can I get unemployment benefits?

    Michael’s Answer

    You can collect both but you have to let unemployment know how much comp you are receiving as your unemployment may be reduced

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  • I was injured at work. NYSIF is claiming they only have to 50% of the rate because I am going to therapy.

    I hurt my shoulder but had to go to therapy. NYSIF is claiming they only have to pay up to half the rate that came to 660 per week which they cut in half to 330 because They said I have a 50% disability. so if i am making 400 a week because of g...

    Michael’s Answer

    If you have returned to work making less money and they concede any type of disability you are entitled to 2/3 of the difference on earnings. For example if your average weekly wage was $1500 and now are earning $600 you would be entitled to $600.

    A consultation with an attorney would be beneficial

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  • Should I settle my workers' compensation case section 32 "95.000 offer whats the lawyers fee 'am 42 disabled cant return to work

    In less than 3 weeks after my final IME "REPORT I get this """"Bull""T. """"""" letter of section 32 settlement. .(1)Table 11.1 cervical impairment class 3 severity B ,,(2) table 11.l lumber impairment class 3 severity B " Range of motion findin...

    Michael’s Answer

    Every case is different. If the Judge finds you less than totally disabled or you have some wage earning capacity there will be a cap on your benefits

    You should speak to your lawyer for his taken on your case and your options

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  • Are worker compensation lump sum settlements taxed if one files jointly with spouse

    Must you report a worker's comp. settlement when filing tax with husband

    Michael’s Answer

    NY Workers' Compensation payments and settlements are not taxable as they are considered personal injury settlements

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  • I got hurt at work, smashed my right middle finger, which is also my main hand of use, what should I do??????

    Happened on faulty machine, bad chuck on lathe machine, company was well aware of it over. Year

    Michael’s Answer

    You should speak with an attorney who has extensive knowledge and experience in the NY Workers' Compensation Law. You are entitled to monetary benefits as well as medical treatment.

    Many attorneys who handled defective product cases will not take your case due to the costs involved and the fact that you only injured a finger.

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