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Robert Golan, PC Wins Two Important Workers Comp Cases

Robert Golan, PC of Golan & Masiakos, LLP has won two important cases for his clients recently. As one of the best lawyers for workers compensation cases in Nassau, NY, Robert Golan fights the insurance companies to get the medical treatment and compensation needed for his clients and gets results. The first case involved a woman who got injured volunteering for a religious institution. She assisted with religious observances by preparing and serving food, cleaning up afterwards, handing out programs and paperwork for congregants and more. She fractured her leg after a slip and fall, and the insurance company contested the case on the grounds that as a volunteer she was not entitled to workers compensation benefits.Mr. Golan argued that because the employer derived a benefit from her voluntary services that they otherwise would have had to pay someone to perform, she was entitled to benefits. The judge agreed and...
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Why Should You Purchase Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

For employers on Long Island and throughout the state of New York, Workers’ Compensation insurance plans offer protection for most of the expenses you may incur when employees are injured on the job.These expenses include:
  • Medical care injury or illness as long as it is directly related to performance of duties on the job
  • Temporary or permanent disability payments to the employee if the injury or illness prevents them from working
  • Death benefits for the employee’s family if the injury or illness leads to the death of the employee
Many plans also offer legal representation for the employer should litigation or arbitration arise as a result of the employee's work-related injury or illness, as well as protections from lawsuits against employees as a result of injuries or illnesses incurred by their employees on the job. To find out more about these types of plans, you can contact Robert Golan’s Long...
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A Long Island Workers Compensation Attorney Answers the Question: What Is Going On With New York’s Outdated Workers’ Comp System

The Workers’ Compensation system, inherited by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, is over a century old. The New York system does not compare well with Workers’ Compensation systems in other states. Independent research and studies, carried out by the Worker’s Compensation Research Institute, makes it clear that the New York system is extremely dysfunctional. This is due to a variety of factors, but special interest lobbying and a failure to address current worker needs and interests were the two main culprits behind the system’s decline.

Tackling the Outdated New York Workers’ Compensation System – What’s Wrong With It?

The general consensus is that the New York system produces poor quality medical outcomes, and injured workers have to wait too long before receiving compensation. Slow compensation can easily lead to devastating consequences for injured workers and their families. Prompt attention and compensation for work-sustained injuries is beneficial to employers as well as the injured...
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