201502.19
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Can They Stop My Money?

Anyone who has had a workers’ compensation case knows that the insurance company is constantly sending out forms. Sometimes the forms ask questions with an ominous threat that if the forms are not completed, signed, and returned, benefits may be reduced or affected. But, can benefits be affected if the forms are not filled out…

201502.12
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Fraud and Forms

When we think of fraud, we think of someone stealing. For example, what if an injured worker has told everyone including the judge and the insurance company that he hasn’t done any work while at the same time lying, cashing workers’ compensation checks and working all along? Easy answer here. It appears that the worker…

201501.22
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Independent Medical Exams – IME Tutorial

This is a series of articles on independent medical exams, a crucial concept to master for anyone on workers’ compensation payments. First, what is an independent medical exam, or IME?  Years ago, these exams were called what they were, carrier’s consultant’s exams or defendant’s medical exams.  In 2001, the New York legislature enacted laws still…

201501.01
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Section 32 Settlement Definition

A section 32 settlement is one in which the carrier offers you money in exchange for giving up your rights to further payments, further medical treatment, or to both payments and medical treatment. A settlement for giving up your right to payments will mean you get money. For example, if you believe you are entitled…