For a number of important reasons, our society needs to determine an age of majority. Yet, there is no uniformity, and the New York Workers’ Compensation Law (WCL) adds a different age into the mix: 25.
Most of our clients are surprised when we tell them there are circumstances when they can receive both workers’ compensation and unemployment benefits at the same time. In fact, the interplay between workers’ compensation and unemployment benefits occurs at a beneficial time for our clients and it is important to understand how this works.
A client recently asked whether he had to go to an IME. Of course the answer is yes, but based on our conversation, we understood clearly that his worry centered around the fact that the IME doctor wouldn’t likely be on his side. And his concerns ring true.
Suffering from a disability and being out of work and out of the loop with your co-workers and friends can lead to feelings of isolation. It is common to turn to social media outlets to feel more connected to the “outside world.”