If you’ve been injured in any type of work-related accident, you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation is an insurance product that protects both employee and employer. Injured workers eligible for workers’ compensation are entitled to medical treatment, a percentage of lost wages and, depending on the injury, a lump sum award for a permanent injury. Although most work accidents are eligible for workers’ comp, there are exceptions.
What to Do After Suffering a Workplace Injury
If you are suffering from an on-the-job injury or illness, it is important to take immediate action. Step one is to seek medical attention. In addition to protecting your health and safety, this will result in an official medical record, which will be very useful if you file for workers’ compensation or decide to bring a work injury lawsuit against your employer.
Once you have sought medical treatment, the next step is to contact an experienced New York workers’ compensation lawyer. To ensure that you receive the full benefits you deserve in a timely manner, contact Kenneth Marder PLLC today at (212) 390-9529 for a free and confidential consultation about your case. For decades, we have been helping injured NY workers get the compensation they deserve.
Why You Need a New York Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Work injuries can occur for myriad reasons and can range in severity from minor to extremely serious. Some work injuries are the fault of the injured person, and some are due to employer or third-party negligence. One of the benefits of workers’ compensation is that you are covered even if you were at-fault for the accident. If, however, another’s negligence was a factor, you may be entitled to additional compensation.
Filing for workers’ compensation can be a lengthy, complicated process. Even minor application errors can result in delayed, reduced or denied benefits. When an injured worker isn’t receiving a pay check, every day counts. By consulting with an experienced NY workers’ compensation lawyer, you can ensure that you receive the full benefits you are entitled to in a timely manner.
Was Negligence a Factor?
If negligence played a role in your injuries or illness, your attorney can help you bring a work injury lawsuit against the responsible party or parties. Although workers’ compensation covers medical expenses and a portion of lost wages, a lawsuit may offer additional compensation in the form of pain and suffering and full lost wages.
This is one of the many reasons it is so important to obtain legal counsel if you’ve been injured on the job. Sick or injured workers are often too quick to file for workers’ compensation when an injury lawsuit could have resulted in substantial compensation.
How We Can Help
At Kenneth Marder PLLC, we believe that clear communication is a key element to a successful attorney-client relationship. We will thoroughly evaluate the details of your case to determine the best way to move forward, whether that’s filing a claim for workers’ compensation or bringing a lawsuit against your employer or a third-party. Our experienced work injury lawyers will be with you from start to finish, and we have an impressive track record of getting the results our clients want.
If you have been injured in a work-related accident, our compassionate, knowledgeable legal team will work tirelessly to:
- Hold at-fault parties accountable
- Calculate the value of your claim
- Prepare and file your claim
- Fight to get you the compensation you deserve
We are here for you every step of the way. Contact us at (212) 390-9529 today for a free and confidential consultation about your case.
New York Workers’ Compensation Laws
In NY, most employees are covered by workers’ comp, even those who only work part-time. If you have been injured in a work-related accident in NY, there is a seven-day waiting period before benefits can begin to be paid. There are also strict filing time limits during which the employee must inform his/her employee of the injury or illness and file a claim. In NY, an injured employee must give the employer notice within 30 days, and must file a claim within two years. Failing to give notice or file within the allotted time frame will likely result in denial.
What You Can Receive Compensation For
Employees who suffer from occupational (work-related) diseases or on-the-job injuries may be entitled to workers’ compensation. These benefits include coverage for medical expenses and up to two-thirds of the employee’s average weekly income. Additionally, you may eligible to receive an award for a permanent injury.
If another’s negligence contributed to your illness or injury, however, you may be entitled to additional compensation, including expenses related to pain and suffering, and greater compensation for lost wages.
Workers’ Compensation Denial
If you have already applied for workers’ compensation and your claim was denied, don’t give up. Initial applications frequently result in denials, especially when they are attempted without the help of an experienced attorney. If your claim has been denied, we can request a hearing before a workers’ compensation judge. At this hearing, we will present evidence in support of your claim. This is one of the many reasons it is so important to seek immediate medical attention for your injury or illness; a clear record of medical treatment can be immensely helpful to your case.
Contact Kenneth Marder PLLC Today
If you have been injured on the job, the legal team at Kenneth Marder PLLC can help. We have been fighting for the rights of NY workers for decades, and our experienced, compassionate legal team has an impressive record of obtaining compensation for our clients. If you are missing work due to an injury or illness, every day counts. Don’t attempt to tackle this complicated process alone; the slightest error can result in delayed or reduced benefits. Contact us today at (212) 390-9529 for a free and confidential consultation about your case.