Saturday, March 30, 2013

New paths for Eliot Levine and Associates.

We are in the beginning sages of opening a new section of the practice to cover disabled veterans who are denied Veterans Disability Benefits. I am presently reading up on the appeals process and will begin to canvas for additional support staff to interface with the Northport VA and to do supplemental tasks in the office rounding out the provision of disability representation for my clients before the associated agencies. We will now provide legal assistance in the fields of New York State Workers’ Compensation Law, Federal Social Security Disability Law, Negligence and Veterans Disability.  We will continue to work in various associations paralleling legal services with affiliated legal providers.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wifi upgrades

In an attempt to improve this blog we have modified our equipment by upgrading our system WiFi with Cisco larger router, Cisco extender and Apple TV effectively increasing bandwidth generating faster streaming. System works great and overcomes weak spots in building.

This now allows additional locations as base for continued client contact with multiple devices.

We'll have to see if this generates interest in the rest of the Workers' Compensation Blog. 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Overlapping Issues

Very often similar facts patterns, which at first blush appear to be limited  to a single Workers' Compensation claim, may also be susceptible to legal interpretations which may lead to multidisciplinary issues that should be pursued in parallel areas of the law.  For example,  while an injury caused in and out of the work place might suggest a Workers' Compensation claim; if you are rendered unable to do any work in the national economy as a result of your injury and this keeps you out of work for a year or more, you  may also be able to successfully pursue a Federal Social Security Disability claim. An outside worker who gets injured in the course of his or her employment while driving in a vehicle may be able to file for No Fault Benefits in the form of increased personal income benefits. In some cases a negligence case may also be brought against the  responsible party with adjustments from successful awards for benefits provided.  Sometimes,  individuals with long term disability benefit contracts are permitted to obtain LTD benefits from the same injury and continue to receive Social Security Benefits with limitations and relationships between said benefits. Some individuals carry retirement agreements which permit continuing  benefits from other areas of the law and continuation of your Workers' Compensation Benefit. For a proper legal interpretation of your rights,  it is best to contact your legal representative and go over all possible implications associated with the fact pattern causing your injury and thereby permit a proper evaluation of your specific issues.

As stated throughout this blog, these blogs are only informational and / or educational and therefore do not create an attorney / client relationship. It  is therefore always suggested that you contact  your attorney for a full and meaningful discussion of your individual rights and responsibilities.