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The New York Workers' Compensation Alliance today called on Albany to guarantee workers' compensation to include COVID-19 workplace exposure for all workers.

April 22, 2020

Our organization, The New York Workers' Compensation Alliance, continuing to work for positive change for our injured workers' NEW YORK, April 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Workers' Compensation Alliance today called on Albany to guarantee workers' compensation to include COVID-19 workplace exposure for all workers. The New York Workers' Compensation Alliance is calling on Albany to:

Our COVID-19 Response

April 2, 2020

Our office is helping the community while continuing to help our clients through this crisis. We have donated to the Food Bank of WNY and have offered free representation to two local unions for their frontline workers' during the State of Emergency. Thank you to all our frontline workers' for all you are doing to keep us safe. We will stay home to keep you safe. Stay Buffalo Strong!

Welcome To The Accidential Lawyer Podcast With Kate

March 18, 2020

Welcome to The Accidental Lawyer Podcast. Have you been injured at work, or not quite sure if you qualify for Workman's Compensation? I'm Attorney Kate Kirsch. I've practiced for over 25 years in the State of New York. Join me every week, as I share Workman's Compensation cases that may be similar to something that happened to you at work. Some of these are common, some are not. These stories may help you decide if you need to seek legal advice. Don't forget to hit the subscribe button!

A Message From Kate On COVID-19

March 18, 2020

I knew before this national crisis that we had the best team around handling workers’ compensation claims for injured workers’. Our team has not missed a beat this week. While all team members are working remotely for the greater good, the entire team is fully functioning with no snags or slowdowns. If you call our office today, please thank the team member you speak with. They are working very hard to ensure your benefits are not impacted by the disruptions caused by the virus.

Winter Storm Warning Notice

February 25, 2020

Due to the Winter Storm Warning issued for all of Erie County with blizzard conditions expected, our downtown Buffalo location will be CLOSED tomorrow, February 26th, for appointments and drop ins. However, we will still be functioning normally with regard to hearings, phone calls and paperwork. As always, please feel free to call or email us tomorrow with any questions or concerns you have regarding your case.

Time For A Real Look At How The New York State Workers' Compensation System Treats Workers

February 19, 2020

By James A. Parrott and Nicholas B. Martin Despite an early history as a national leader in safeguarding the interests of workers injured on the job, New York’s workers’ compensation system has eroded considerably over the years, as legislative and administrative changes have often focused on curtailing benefits rather than adapting to changes in the economy, workforce, and business practices. While legislative changes in 2007 and 2017 included some positive measures, for the most part changes…

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