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The Bronx could not function without the hard work and dedication of workers all across the borough. From train and bus operators and construction workers to taxi drivers and nurses, these are the essential workers who keep the Bronx moving.
But all this hard work does not come without the risk of workplace injuries. Many of these professionals, including construction and healthcare workers, have the highest rates of on-the-job injuries out of all other occupations.
If you were the victim of a workplace injury in the Bronx, you don’t have to go through the workers’ compensation process on your own. The insurance companies will fight tooth and nail to minimize or deny your valid workers’ compensation claim.
The workers’ compensation attorneys of Hurt511’s Bronx office are ready to handle all the details of your workers’ compensation claim on your behalf, so you can focus on your health and recovery.
Call 1-800-HURT-511 to be connected with a Bronx workers’ comp lawyer who will help you and your family through every step of the legal process.
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Any injury that happens while on-the-job is a workplace injury. While heavy labor jobs have a greater risk of injury, a workplace injury can happen even in an office setting. Consider a repetitive stress injury that results from years of typing.
The most common types of workplace injuries include:
● Being struck by falling objects
● Being stuck or caught in moving machinery
● Slips, trips, and falls
● Repetitive stress injury
● Car accidents
● Exposure to loud noises or toxic chemicals
● Fires, explosions, and burns
● Strain and overexertion
Some of these injuries, such as repetitive stress, can take time to develop but can be debilitating if not diagnosed or treated. If you believe you had one of these types of injuries, don’t hesitate to tell your employer. Don’t wait for the injury to become too painful to ignore.
No, you are not suing your employer. In fact, by filing a workers’ compensation claim, you are agreeing not to sue your employer for damages.
This agreement is mutually beneficial for both workers and employers: workers’ compensation covers the employee’s medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and some lost wages, while the employer is protected against being sued for the workplace accident.
But just because you cannot hold your employer liable for your injuries does not mean that another party may not be liable in some way. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney in the Bronx understands that the negligence or carelessness of a third-party–such as a subcontractor or the manufacturer of a defective product–could have caused your injuries.
To learn if you may be able to pursue legal action against a third-party after your work injury, dial 1.800.HURT.511 to speak with a workers’ compensation lawyer today.
There are a few important steps you must follow after a workplace injury in order to be able to file a workers’ compensation claim.
First of all, seek medical attention right away after your accident. Workplace injuries can be particularly dangerous and deadly, so it is important to see your doctor even if you’re not in pain.
Then, you must report your injury to your manager, boss, or supervisor and provide details about how the injury occurred. The sooner you inform them of your injury, the better. From there, you can complete a claim for workers’ compensation.
You will also want to contact an attorney who can help guide you along the workers’ compensation filing process. An attorney can also determine if a third-party could be liable for your on-the-job injury.
Don’t forget: Until you report your injury and submit your claim, your employer is not obligated to provide benefits. Don’t hesitate to report your injury right away. You have only 30 days to inform your employer or supervisor about your injury, or else you risk losing your right to pursue workers’ compensation benefits.
In New York, you are entitled to the following workers’ compensation benefits:
Monetary Benefits: Under workers’ compensation, you are eligible for cash benefits to compensate for your lost wages. The exact amount of your cash benefits is determined by your average weekly wages prior to the workplace injury, multiplied by the percentage of your disability.
Medical Benefits: If you were the victim of a workplace injury, your workers’ compensation covers all of the necessary medical care you need as a result of your injury. Some insurance providers may dispute whether a certain type of medical care is related to your workplace injury and therefore covered under workers’ compensation.
A workplace injury attorney can help challenge these insurance company disputes on your behalf, so you can receive all of the medical care you are entitled to after your accident.
Social Security Benefits: If you become seriously or permanently disabled due to your workplace injury, you may be eligible for monthly Social Security benefits. A workers’ compensation attorney can help you determine if you would qualify for these benefits.
Vocational Rehabilitation: In the event that you are unable to return to your previous job due to your workplace injury, you are entitled to help in finding new employment.
Death Benefits: In the event that the worker dies from their workplace injury, that worker’s family could be eligible for weekly cash benefits of an amount equal to two-thirds of that worker’s weekly wage.
In just four simple steps, Hurt511 can help with your case:
1. Fill out this form or call 1.800.HURT.511.
2. Take 30 seconds to answer a few questions to see what your case is worth.
3. Connect with attorneys in your area who will fight for you—always on a contingency-fee basis.
4. Receive your settlement.
You have the right to legal representation from a workers’ compensation attorney who is dedicated to fighting for you–regardless of your immigration status. Dial 1-800-HURT-511 and you will be connected to a Bronx workers’ compensation lawyer who will guide you through your legal options.
1.800.HURT.511 has a proven track record of success of recovering large settlements on behalf of injured workers in all five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, and New Jersey. Call 1.800.HURT.511 for a free case evaluation today.