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COVID-19 Update

June 25, 2020

Today's update from the Board for employees with COVID 19 symptoms... COVID-19 Bulletin from the Medical Director's Office This bulletin addresses the current knowledge, assessment and treatment of COVID-19 for affected workers in New York State. This bulletin provides information for injured workers, providers and carriers.

NY Times Opinion: McConnell’s Rush to Protect Businesses Endangers Everyone Else

May 18, 2020

To reopen safely, companies need good, clear and mandatory guidelines, not immunity from liability. There’s a tension at the heart of all of the plans to reopen the country in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic: The economy needs Americans to get back to work, but workplaces need employees and customers to feel that coming back won’t endanger their health or their lives.

Frontline workers in NYC face uphill battle for workers comp after contracting COVID-19:

May 5, 2020

Frontline workers in NYC face uphill battle for workers comp after contracting COVID-19: Like her late colleague, paramedic Paul Cary, Julie has transported numerous coronavirus patients for the private Ambulance company to Jamaica Hospital throughout the pandemic. Cary died of the illness, and Julie wound up contracting COVID-19 as well; fortunately, she survived a two-week ordeal. But her employer said that she didn’t qualify for workers compensation, even though she was repeatedly exposed…

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!

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