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Jan 09

Worker injured on break entitled to workers comp benefits: Court

January 9, 2012 – 12:22pm ALBANY, N.Y.—A car salesperson injured while driving to retrieve spaghetti dinners on a break is entitled to workers compensation benefits, a New York appellate court ruled Thursday. The claimant in Richard Potter Jr. vs. Paolozzi Imports Inc. suffered an injury while driving his personal car after receiving a supervisor’s permission …

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Jan 09

The battle against backache…

A combination of poor diet, bad posture and lack of exercise can lead to chronic spinal problems An estimated 70-80% people will suffer from significant backache at some point in their lives—and more and more youth are now beginning to suffer from it. That’s what Mihir Bapat, consultant spine surgeon at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani …

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Jan 03

“Double-jointed” soccer players have more injuries

(Reuters Health) – Soccer players with “hypermobile” joints may have a higher injury risk than their less flexible teammates, a study of one professional team suggests. So-called benign joint hypermobility syndrome is diagnosed when a person is found to have at least four abnormally flexible joints — based on tests of whether knees or elbows …

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Jan 03

Jay-Z Proves Worker’s Comp Lawsuit was Errornous

It appears that a lawsuit directed against Jay-Z by the Workers’ Compensation Board of New York will not find its way to court. The lawsuit was first reportedlast week but it seems that the dispute was simply the result of clerical error. According to the original reports, Jay-Z was being sued for $18,000 because he …

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Dec 27

AIG Wins Approval for $450 Million Workers’ Comp Settlement

By SERENA NG A federal judge approved a $450 million settlement between American International Group Inc. and a group of its rivals, which could end a long-running legal fight over alleged underreporting of premiums on workers’ compensation policies. AIG agreed to make the payments to settle allegations that it incorrectly reported the size of its …

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Dec 27

Concussed NFL alumni seek awareness, amends

Former Green Bay Packers running back Dorsey Levens, one of four former players suing the league for post-football impairment issues stemming from brain injuries, has produced a powerful, 24-minute documentary titled, “Bell-Rung.” Tony Gutierrez, AP Former Green Bay Packers running back Dorsey Levens, shown here during a game against the Dolphins in 2000, is one …

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Dec 26

Long Island Eye: Where are Nassau and Suffolk Headed in 2012 and Beyond?

With a few days left in 2011, Long Islanders can look back at the year and marvel that we got through it. The snow finally cleared, Nassau County didn’t collapse into bankruptcy, Suffolk County went back to the Democrats and our property taxes rose again. Enlarge (Photo: Reuters / Suffolk County Police Handout) The locations …

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Dec 26

LI workers saw slight pay raise in 2010

Total compensation of workers nationally and on Long Island edged up in 2010 over the prior year, perhaps evidence of, as one local expert put it, “the beginnings of a recovery.” According to statistics released this week by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, total compensation — wage and salary disbursement, plus employer contributions to …

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Dec 23

NY still overtaxes small businesses

As a small business owner in Westchester, the recent articles and letters concerning the Metropolitan Transportation Authority payroll tax are missing the point. The MTA tax is a nuisance to be sure, since it has quarterly and end-of-year filing requirements that are different from the state tax and all other filing/taxing requirements. However, at 0.34 …

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Dec 23

Aquatic therapy soon after total knee arthroplasty improves outcomes

Despite increased use of total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA), there is a notable lack of consensus about optimal postoperative treatment. Aquatic therapy has been shown to have a beneficial effect, and it is typically begun two weeks after surgery, after the wound has healed. According to a new study published in …

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