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1 800 HURT 511

The Sanders Law Firm

Workers' Compensation Lawyer In NYC

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How 1.800.HURT.511 can help after your work place accident!

I GOT INJURED AT WORK, NOW WHAT?

After you have been hurt on the job, the last thing you’ll want to do is read legal jargon and attempt to tackle your workers’ compensation case on your own. We are here to help you in your legal battle starting with some common questions:

WHAT DO I DO IF I’M HURT ON THE JOB?

Here are three things you should do if you are injured at work:

  • Report your injury to your manager/boss/supervisor immediately
  • Call 911 or request to see your doctor
  • Complete a workers’ compensation claim form

Remember the sooner you report and submit your claim, the sooner it is possible to receive compensation while you are unable to work.

UNTIL YOU REPORT YOUR INJURY, COMPLETE & SUBMIT A CLAIM, YOUR EMPLOYER IS NOT OBLIGATED TO PROVIDE BENEFITS. DO NOT WAIT FOR AN INJURY TO WORSEN TO REPORT IT.

WHAT TYPE OF BENEFITS AM I ENTITLED TO?

Generally, you’re entitled to four basic benefits:

  • Medical treatment: insurance company covers the bills for all treatment required to cure or alleviate the effects of the injury (within reason).
  • Disability payments: if you are temporarily unable to work you are entitled to some amount of compensation for lost wages.
  • Permanent disability settlement: if the injury causes you to be permanently impaired, you are entitled to compensation based on the significance of the disability.
  • Vocational rehabilitation: if you are unable to return to your previous job, you are entitled to assistance in finding new employment.

WHO WILL PAY THE BENEFITS?

Contrary to popular belief, your benefits will not be paid by New York State, but will be paid by the insurance company acquired by the employer. These insurance companies will generally work in the best interest of the employer and try to pay as little compensation as possible. This is why it is so important to have an aggressive lawyer fighting for you.

CAN I BE FIRED WHILE ON WORKERS’ COMP?

Generally, an employer may not fire you while you are on temporary disability receiving workers compensation. One exception might be if it becomes clear through medical assessment that you will not be able to return to your previous job. Another exception might be if your job must be filled due to the necessity of the positions for the business.

WHAT IF I’M UNABLE TO RETURN TO WORK?

If you cannot return to your previous job, you and your employer may arrange a modified or alternate position for you. On the other hand, if there is no available position for you, and you are unable to do your usual job, you may receive assistance from the state in resources for finding a new job, training for a new job, and other vocational rehabilitation benefits

DOES MY INJURY COUNT?

Many work-related injuries do count in workers compensation claims. Some types of injuries that are often overlooked by the employee are:

  • Hearing loss: Consistent exposure to loud noises over an extended period of time (with or without hearing protection) can create a gradual loss of hearing.
  • Lung issues: Consistent exposure to toxic chemicals over an extended period of time can damage the lungs and cause breathing problems.
  • Heart attacks: Work stress can cause a heart attack even while you are away from the job.
  • Hand injuries: Repetitive hand movements can lead to injuries such as wrist pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, or nerve damage.
  • Hernias or back pains: Physical exertion and lifting heavy objects can put a strain on your back, stomach and torso causing serious injuries over time.
  • Eye injuries: Eye strain, irritants or other eye injuries can significantly impact vision.

Any injury caused even partially by work accidents or conditions or accidents may be covered by workers’ compensation. If you need assistance in learning more about what counts as a work-related injury, reach out to us today.

Have More Questions About Workers’ Compensation? Call Us Now.

Give us a call at 1-800-HURT-511 to speak to a lawyer about your claim or fill out an online contact form and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible. We are here to help you 24/7!

Our Process

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    Call us or fill out a 30 second form online to find out whether our law firm can help you.

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    Our trial proven lawyers will fight for you to win your legal matter.

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    Whether in trial or a settlement, our lawyers are experienced in getting the compensation you deserve.

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I was an UBER passenger and the car got rear-ended by a utility van. I called 1-800-HURT-511 since a friend dealt with them before and I was glad I did. My attorney was extremely professional and aggressive when necessary. He was transparent from the start and didn’t complicate things unnecessarily.

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Serious team effort from the entire staff to get my work injury case resolved quickly. They built a strong case and kept me in the loop for the duration. This team also delivered on two previous occasions and did it in a very cost-effective way. A faithful customer for life thank you!

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I highly recommend HURT-511! When the insurance companies turned me away after a scary scooter accident that nearly killed me, a lawyer at HURT-511 stayed and fought for me and recovered the entire policy! Their staff is well-informed and always available to answer my questions. They treated me like one of their own and I made the right decision to stick with them. Thank you so much!

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  • QUEENS OFFICE

    163-07 Depot Road, Suite 101
    Flushing NY 11358

    104-70 Queens Blvd., #501
    Forest Hills NY 11375

  • BRONX OFFICE

    2932 Wilkinson Ave,
    The Bronx NY 10461

  • BROOKLYN OFFICE

    1733 Sheepshead Bay Rd, Suite 43
    Brooklyn NY 11235

  • LONG ISLAND OFFICE

    100 Herricks Road,
    Mineola NY 11501

    100 Garden City Plaza, Suite 500
    Garden City NY 11530

  • FLORIDA OFFICE

    100 Golden Isles Dr, #906
    Hallandale, FL 33009

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