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New York court awards work comp for psychic injury

Many people may assume that workers’ compensation benefits are available only to workers who suffer physical injuries during the course of their employment. However, benefits may also be available to those who suffer only mental harm. For example, a New York court of appeals recently ruled that a woman who suffered mental injuries after receiving …

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New York ranks high for long-term opioid use with injured workers

A new report says that New York is second in the nation in terms of long-term opioid abuse among injured workers. The report, from the Workers Compensation Research Institute, found that 14 percent of non-surgical workers compensation claims in New York were longer-term users of narcotics. That ranks New York just behind Louisiana, with 17 …

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