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What is a “Workers’ Comp Scam?”

A workers’ compensation scam, sometimes known as a workers’ comp scam, is a ploy by a dishonest individual to receive money from his or her employer’s workers’ compensation provider without having suffered an injury. Workers’ compensation scams in New York recently become a topic of media focus when a former Verizon employee from Staten Island…

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Hearing Loss at Work and its Causes

No workplace is perfect. In some work environments, employees handle heavy machinery, putting themselves at risk of being injured on the job every day. In other workplaces, employees handle toxic materials, putting themselves at risk of becoming ill from contact with these materials. Some workplaces are inherently more dangerous than others. For example, you are…

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Are Contract Workers Entitled to Workers Compensation?

Sometimes. Whether they are entitled to workers’ compensation or not depends on whether they are employees or independent contractors. Although the terms “contract worker” and “contingent worker” imply that individuals who work as such are independent contractors, this is not always the case. Sometimes, companies hire employees for short periods of time or specific tasks…