Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Protecting Workers Throughout Long Island, New York City, & Westchester County
For many, simply going to work can be hazardous, especially when conditions are less than ideal where you work. Unfortunately, many New Yorkers have to deal with injuries sustained because of their jobs. Being injured on the job can be serious enough that you may have to get significant medical attention and miss plenty of time from work in order to recover. For those dealing with work-related injuries, filing for a workers’ compensation claim can be a good way to recover money for the injuries you have suffered. However, filing a workers’ compensation claim isn’t as easy as you think it might be.
With specific and detailed documentation required and a potentially lengthy process ahead, ensuring efficiency for your workers’ comp claim can be a much more difficult task than it should be. However, with the help of our workers’ comp law office, you can get the legal assistance you need to overcome any obstacles in your way during your workers’ compensation claims process. Contact our law office today by calling 1-855-RIZZUTO (749-9886) and receive the workers’ comp representation you need to get back on your feet.
What Compensation Can I Get With a Successful Workers’ Comp Claim?
Workers’ compensation covers a wide array of damages, particularly economic damages, if you have been injured on the job. One of the most important parts of a successful case is getting the compensation you deserve to cover any medical expenses you had to pay out of your own pocket. Medical costs can be expensive, especially if your injuries are significant enough to warrant surgery, therapy, or rehabilitation. With rising medical costs across the country, ensuring your workers’ compensation claim goes on without a hitch is essential. On top of medical costs and medical treatment, workers’ compensation can cover your wages after you miss a certain time off of work.
This compensation can vary depending on how much time you have missed, along with various other factors. To optimize the amount of compensation you can receive and to have your case efficiently processed, contact a workers’ compensation attorney from our injury law office today to get the results you need to move ahead with your life.
Do I Need a Workers’ Comp Lawyer to Handle My Case?
Hiring a workers’ compensation attorney isn’t a pre-requisite. Many people attempt to file a worker’ compensation claim on their own. In many cases, this can result in errors that can cost you a lot of time and money. Hiring a workers’ compensation attorney for your case can give you peace of mind as you embark on the workers’ comp process. Workers’ compensation cases can be a bit tricky to understand. With many files and forms needed to be filed, having a workers’ compensation attorney to assist you with the day-to-day aspects of your case can be a major benefit for you going forward. Let us represent you and fight for your damages, including lost wages, illness, healthcare expenses, and more. You may be entitled to be compensated fairly after being hurt and injured in your work-related accident. Contact a workers’ compensation attorney today to get started.
Am I Eligible to File for Workers’ Comp?
Eligibility for a workers’ compensation can vary from case to case. It is important to understand what your rights are following a work-related injury. There are short-term benefits provided by workers’ compensation as well as long-term benefits. You may be eligible to receive a more substantial award depending on the extent of your injuries. In cases where an injury leads to permanent disability rather than temporary disabilities, long-term benefits may be given to the injured party. Differentiating between what compensation you may be eligible for can be tricky. Our law office can investigate your case and lobby for your rights at every turn. Get in contact with our office today. We are based in Long Island just across from Hofstra University and the Nassau Coliseum and represent clients throughout New York City, Westchester, and all of Long Island.
5 Things to Do When Injured at Work
1) Report the Accident to a Supervisor
2) File Accident Report
- It is important to report the accident as soon as possible and to document your injuries.
3) Get a Worker’s Comp Claim
- Find out who the workers compensation insurance carrier is and get a claim number.
- You will need this claim number for your doctors and all medical providers including prescription medication.
4) Get Medical Treatment
- Get medical treatment for your injuries.
- If you are injured, make sure you follow up with your doctor or hospital.
- Failure to do so could result in the insurance company denying your claim down the road.
5) Consult an Attorney
- It is important to know your legal rights!
- Worker’s Compensation Law is a very specialized area of the law with its own set of rules, it’s own courts and own Judges.
- It is important to consult with an attorney who knows these laws.
New York has had a no-fault workers’ compensation system for nearly a century. Before the enactment of the Workers’ Compensation Law, when a worker was injured, the only remedy was to sue in the courts. When that happened, the employer could always raise an objection that the worker had assumed the risk of employment, or the injury was caused by the worker’s negligence or that of another worker.
Today, the workers’ compensation system guarantees both medical care and weekly cash benefits to people who are injured on the job. Weekly cash benefits and medical care are paid by the employer’s insurance carrier, as directed by the Workers’ Compensation Board. Employers pay for this insurance and may not require the employee to contribute to the cost of compensation.
New York can trace its workers’ compensation system back almost a full century and to a tragic fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City. In that incident, 146 people died–mostly women, some as young as twelve. It was the greatest workplace disaster in New York until the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11. The fire galvanized labor and led to many reforms in safety, health, and labor laws. More to the point, it helped lead to the workers’ compensation system both here in New York and across the country.
New York’s Workers’ Compensation law predates Social Security and Prohibition. It is a law that needs to be revisited to keep up with the times. In 2007 the state of New York, in close partnership with labor and the business community, adopted a sweeping workers’ compensation reform measure. Since then, benefits have increased while costs have decreased; injured workers are getting benefits faster, and fraud is being rooted out.
Which Workers’ Comp Lawyer Should I Work With?
When selecting the legal counsel you will have on your side throughout your workers’ compensation claim, it is important to emphasize experience and integrity. Our workers’ compensation attorneys have advocated for workers’ rights for many years and we know what it takes to protect your rights to compensation. We take your best interests into consideration and provide you with actionable legal advice that can help you and your family moving forward.
We want to get you a settlement that can help you recover damages for lost wages, therapy, medical treatment, and more. Let our team of attorneys represent you today. Don’t hesitate to give our workers’ compensation lawyers at 1-855-RIZZUTO (749-9886) to get the help you need today. Our main office is located on Long Island just across from Hofstra University and the Nassau Coliseum and just 30 minutes from Manhattan. We represent clients throughout New York City, including, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, as well as Westchester, Nassau & Suffolk County on Long Island.