Attorney George Burke presented at the MASLA’s 43rd Annual Summer Conference – NYS Management Advocates for School Labor Affairs.
Mr. Burke educated the attendees on “Defending a Workers’ Compensation Claim and Minimizing Exposure For School Business Officials or School District Employees Administering Workers’ Compensation Claims”
During the snowy and icy winter season, we’re often asked whether or not workers’ compensation covers car accidents that occur due to hazardous weather conditions. Workers’ compensation cases can often be tricky, so it’s important to understand in what instances employees may qualify for workers’ compensation before moving forward with a lawsuit.
First of all, to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, an injury must be “work-related”. [...]
When dealing with legal matters, it’s sometimes difficult to know at what point to look for a legal expert to handle your case. For those who are comfortable with legal knowledge and negotiating for themselves, it may be possible to self-represent. However, there are always risks that one takes when representing themselves. For most all cases, there comes a point when it is best to step back, and let an expert help you out.
You should consider hiring an expert workers’ [...]
When most people hear the words “workers' compensation,” the careers that come to mind usually have to do with construction or another form of manual labor. While its true that careers that involve moving and/or operating heavy equipment see cases of workers' compensation, these are not the only employees who are eligible for workers' compensation benefits.
The three basic requirements to start a workers' compensation claim are:
1. You Must be an Employee: To claim [...]