Is Your Injury Covered Under New York State Personal Injury Laws?

Personal injury laws in New York State, as well as the laws in other states, are designed to protect those who suffer accidental injuries. A personal injury is a physical or mental harm to a person caused by the negligence or harmful action of some other party. The general factors in determining if you have a valid personal injury claim …

The Workers Compensation Attorney’s Role in the Compensation Claims Process

The Workers Compensation Attorney’s Role in the Compensation Claims Process

If you live in Central New York and have recently suffered an injury or illness due to an accident at your workplace or because of the negligence of your employer, you may have many questions: What kind of benefits can I receive? Do I need a lawyer to represent me? What can a lawyer do for me? You are entitled …

The Key Differences Between Personal Injury Law and Workers Compensation Law in New York State

The Key Differences Between Personal Injury Law and Workers Compensation Law in New York State

Littman & Babiarz, Attorneys at Law, are experienced workers compensation and personal injury lawyers serving Auburn, Syracuse, Ithaca and Elmira New York. In this article, they outline the differences between personal injury law and workers compensation law in The State of New York. There are key differences that affect how you file a claim and the types of benefits you …

Understanding the ERISA Laws in New York State

Understanding the ERISA Laws in New York State

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law governing pension, health, and other benefit plans; this Act applies to most private employers. ERISA laws in New York State are similar to the laws in other states. New York employers are not obligated by any state or federal law to provide benefit plans to employees. ERISA …

Can On-the-Job Stress be Claimed under the Workers Compensation Laws of New York State?

Can On-the-Job Stress be Claimed under the Workers Compensation Laws in New York State?

Stress is a growing health concern among the adult population, and work-related stress is a common workplace complaint. A growing question faced by workers compensation lawyers in Central New York is, “Can on-the-job stress be claimed under Workers Compensation laws in the State of New York?” The experienced attorneys at Littman & Babiarz know the answer is not as simple …