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Workers' Compensation

In New York, all employers are required by law to provide workers’ Workers Compensation Attorneycompensation insurance for their employees. That includes workers without green cards or social security numbers. As an employee you have a right to receive workers’ compensation benefits when injured or fallen ill at work.

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance providing wage replacement, medical benefits and death benefits to employees injured in the course of employment in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee’s right to sue their employer.

 

Insurance Coverage that provides injured or ill workers with benefits, to cover loss wages, medical treatments, out of pocket expenses and death benefits.

Out of Pocket Expenses:  Any out of pocket expenses related to your injury is covered under workers compensation insurance such as: travels expense to  medical appointments and medicines.

What steps should you take if you are injured at work?

Seek medical treatment as soon as possible

Call 911 immediately to get medical help for your injuries. If you don’t need emergency medical care, make sure to see a health care provider that is authorized by the Workers’ Compensation Board.

Notify your employer

The injured employee must notify their employer , in writing, of their injury within 30 days of the incident. In the case of an occupational disease, you should notify your employer within 2 years from the time you became aware or should have reasonably known that your illness was work related.

Contact an attorney

Make sure to contact a workers’ compensation attorney as soon as you can so they can ensure you receive your benefits. Your attorney will help file a claim for workers compensation in which you and your attorney will fill out the mandatory C-3 form. It is important to have an attorney through the process because a single mistake can delay or deny your claim.

Doctors Appointments

It is necessary to completely follow through with your treatment plan as recommended by your doctor to ensure a fast recovery, Failure to do this will result in a delayed or a denied claim.

Independent Medical Examination Appointment (IME)

During the process you will receive an IME appointment to see an insurance doctor. It is required for you to keep up with these appointments and failure to do that will delay or deny your claim .

Return to work

You should return to work when your doctor gives you approval to go back to full-duty work or with limitations. And notify your attorney.

Workers compensation hearing

Your attorney is able to represent you at your hearings regarding your claim. You will only need to appear to those in which your presence is required.

What Injuries Qualify for Workers' Compensation in New York?

When it comes to workplace injuries, any injury, illness or disability that you suffered because of your job can be qualified for workers’ compensation.

What are Workers' Compensation Benefits in New York?

New York State law provides many different types of benefits for injured workers, which includes:

Cash Benefits: Cash benefits are 2/3 x average weekly wage x % of disability = weekly benefit. If you are earning $1000 per week and you are 100% disabled you can receive $666.70 per week.

Medical treatment: All workplace injuries or illness medical treatment is  covered under workers compensation insurance.

Out of Pocket Expenses:  Any out of pocket expenses related to your injury is covered under workers compensation insurance such as: travels expense to medical appointments and medicines.

Death Benefits: If the worker dies from a work related injury, the surviving spouse and/or minor children, and lacking such, other dependents as defined by law, are entitled to weekly cash benefits. The amount is equal to two-thirds of the deceased worker’s average weekly wage for the year before the accident. The weekly compensation may not exceed the weekly maximum, despite the number of dependents.

If there are no surviving children, spouse, grandchildren, grandparents, brothers or sisters, parents or grandparents entitled to compensation, the surviving parents or the estate of the deceased worker may be entitled to payment of a sum of $50,000. Funeral expenses may also be paid, up to $6,000 in Metropolitan New York counties; up to $5,000 in all others.

How Can an NY Workers' Comp Attorney Help?

There are many different forms injured or ill workers have to file with workers’ compensation board to open their claim. A workers’ compensation attorney can help the to process to open the claim and submit the proper forms with the board with accurate information TO GET YOU THE MAXIMUM RECOVERY.  Filling a wrong form or missing information can cause a delayed or denied claim. They will help you choose a qualified workers compensation doctor, and get you the maximum settlement.

Why Hire An Attorney

It is important to have a workers compensation lawyer representing you as soon as possible to protect your rights because insurance companies have their attorneys, adjusters and representatives well-trained to defend, delay and frustrate to recover full and adequate compensation for your damages. Do not talk or provide any recorded statement to anyone before you have talked to lawyer.

 

Our workers compensation attorneys represents all kinds of work related injury clients in Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Nassau county, Suffolk county and throughout New York State. If you or your loved one is involved in an accident at work contact us immediately for FREE CONSULTATION at 212-400-4000. Our experience and dedication can be valuable assets in your overall recovery after a serious or catastrophic injury accidents

 

We provide FREE CONSULTATION. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients. We deal with our clients on a one-to-one basis in accordance with their individual needs. Our attorneys listen to clients first and then provide them with a sound judgment based on their legal expertise.

Our lawyers can stand against any law firm in the nation, and we will do everything necessary in order to achieve best results for you through settlement, verdict or otherwise. We are confident that we can make the future brighter for our clients.

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