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Social Security Claimants' Representatives: Dec. 4th - Supreme Court hearing of Biestek v. Berryhill

Nov 30, 2018, 7:33 AM

On December 4th, the Supreme Court will hear Biestek v. Berryhill. The arguments will help the Court decide whether the testimony of a vocational expert (VE)

The Law Office of Kathryn M Kirsch is helping out The Haven House

Nov 27, 2018, 4:03 PM

The Law Office of Kathryn M Kirsch is helping out The Haven House this holiday season. We would welcome anyone else that works or lives downtown to drop off an unwrapped gift to our office.

A Pause for Thanks in 2018

Nov 22, 2018, 1:17 PM

Today and every day, I am thankful for the hard working people who place their trust and confidence in our office when life throws them a curve ball.

Welcome Amanda Zafur!

Nov 14, 2018, 9:47 AM

Amanda Zafur joins the Law Office of Kathryn M. Kirsch as an associate attorney in the areas of Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability. Ms. Zafur graduated from the SUNY at Buffalo Law School in 2012.

New York State Department of Health Announces Opioid Replacement Now a Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana

Jul 12, 2018, 5:57 PM

Emergency Regulations Effective Immediately Temporary ID Cards Will be Available for Certified Patients to Purchase Products More Quickly ALBANY, NY (July 12, 2018) - The New York State Department of Health today announced the filing of emergency regulations adding any condition for which an opioid…

Board proposes cutting workers' comp rate by 11.7 percent

May 18, 2018, 2:44 PM

Department of Financial Services would need to approve rate. Workers' compensation premiums will likely fall 11.7 percent this year, a figure that's more than double last year's decline. The New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board is recommending the cut, which would need approval from the…

Kathryn M Kirsch Joins 2018 Lawyers of Distinction

Jan 12, 2018, 12:00 PM

The Lawyers of Distinction is pleased to announce that Kathryn M Kirsch of Buffalo, New York has been certified as a member. The Lawyers of Distinction is recognized as the fastest growing community of distinguished lawyers in the United States. Lawyers of Distinction shall not offer membership…

NYS Assembly Dems oppose proposed state workers' comp changes

Nov 3, 2017, 9:56 AM

“During the recent budget negotiations to create savings in the New York State Workers’ Compensation system, the Assembly majority emphasized that any savings to the system would only be acceptable as long as injured workers were not negatively impacted. We are disappointed to see that the proposed…

Proposed workers’ comp changes would hurt workers

Oct 20, 2017, 9:42 AM

For more than 100 years, our workers’ compensation system has protected workers injured on the job by providing immediate wage replacement and medical benefits without the need for a costly lawsuit. Now the obscure state agency that runs the workers’ compensation system in New York is proposing to…

Groups push back against Workers' Compensation changes

Oct 19, 2017, 9:48 AM

Union-backed groups want board to revisit proposed new rules

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