Workers’ Compensation was originally created to provide benefits for employees who are injured while on the job. Benefits include medical coverage, rehabilitation and lost wages. Since workers’ compensation is a state-mandated insurance program, state governments typically require employers to register through an insurer. However, just because employers must register for these programs, that does not mean they will not try to fight or even deny your compensation claim.
INSURANCE COMPANIES INSIST ON KEEPING COSTS OF WORKERS’ COMP CLAIMS AT A MINIMUM EVEN BY INVALIDATING YOUR INJURIES TO LIMIT COMPENSATION POTENTIAL
Workers’ compensation plans are managed by state governments, which means the laws and regulations throughout the entire process will vary. Generally, companies are required to have insurance coverage for workers’ compensation benefits so the payments do not come out of employee’s salary. These differences make it important to find an expert to assist you in your case and fight for you. Attorneys who handle workers’ compensation cases will often work on a contingency basis. This means that your attorney will not charge you up front, and will receive a percentage of the compensation settlement from your case. If you do not win, you do not pay!
Our objective in every single case is to ensure our clients receive the highest possible compensation they are entitled to under the New York State legislature. 1-800-HURT-511 offers free consultations to all of its clients and we work on all cases 100% free unless we win! If you have a case you would like to discuss, do not hesitate, give us a call at 1-800-HURT-511. You may also use our free case analysis to find out if your case is worth pursuing.
Typically, the amount of compensation awarded to you is not affected by the employers fault nor is it affected by your own carelessness. With that in mind, being inebriated by drugs or alcohol while at work, or breaking the law in some way, or “playing around” could be factors that cause you to lose your compensation. However, consulting with a lawyer is a pivotal step in maximizing your possible award. Always consult with an attorney before filing a claim.
A workers’ compensation award typically not only covers medical bills for the initial treatment, but may also assist you finding a new job, if needed. Most states provide injured workers with rehabilitation help. In New York City, employees who are unable to go back to work due to workplace injuries are offered assistance in job search training and other resources to ensure the injured may find employment if their injury will not allow them to go back to their prior position.
A statute of limitations, is the legal term for a time limit an individual has to file a claim. In the state of New York, the time limit for filing a claim is 2 years. However, depending on the seriousness of your injuries, you may receive additional time to file or modify your claim. In the case of severe injuries such a coma, the time limit to file a workers compensation claim may be extended. Yet, even if you do have serious injuries, the sooner you file your claim the better. Even if you have considerable time to file a claim, you should report your injuries to your company immediately. If you need any assistance, consult with a workers’ compensation attorney right away.
In all five boroughs, and specifically in Brooklyn, employers are required to buy workers’ compensation insurance. However, it is important to remember that the insurance companies will try to pay you as little as possible. For this reason, it is of the utmost importance to contact a lawyer right away to speak more in depth about your case and to proceed correctly so that you may receive the maximum compensation for your pain, suffering, and stress.
We are here to walk you through every step of the way, and we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one are involved in a workplace accident, do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-HURT-511. We are available 24/7 by phone or text. You may also reach out to us online by filling out our brief questionnaire.
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