New York Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability Blog
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To learn more about your rights in a workers’ compensation, Social Security disability or personal injury claim, read the blog posts below.
What Does It Mean to Be Permanently Disabled for Workers’ Compensation Purposes?
When you’ve been hurt on the job and have qualified for workers’ compensation benefits, one of the goals will be to provide you with compensation and payment of medical expenses until you have fully recovered. But what happens if your injuries are permanent, such that you either can’t return to work at all, or can only return to work with some limitations on your ability to perform your former job? Are you entitled to workers’ compensation for the rest of your life?
Queens |NYC| Brooklyn |Bronx Workers' Compensation Attorneys How the Workers' Compensation Medical Guidelines Can Affect You When you've sustained a work-related injury and qualify for workers' compensation benefits, you'll be entitled to whatever treatment you need...
Do Surviving Family Members Have Any Recourse after a Workplace Fatality?
When you’ve contracted an illness or sustained an injury on the job in New York, you know that you have a right to pursue compensation for lost wages, as well as any unreimbursed medical expenses while you are unable to work. But what are the rights of your surviving family members if you die from an occupational illness or are killed in a workplace accident? Can your dependents seek compensation for the loss of support, the loss of companionship or consortium, or any medical bills incurred because of your death? Yes, they can.
If you’ve been hurt on the job in New York, you may know that you have a right to pursue benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation laws, but you may also have substantial concerns about the costs of filing such a claim. What will you have to pay? Will you have to come up with money up front to pay your attorney? Are there other fees involved?
The Fees Incurred in a New York Workers’ Compensation Case
Don't Let an Insurance Company Investigator Push You Around If you've been hurt on the job in New York, you have a right to seek workers' compensation benefits. Your employer—and your employer's workers' compensation insurance provider—have an incentive to minimize...
Why Do You Want an Attorney to Represent You at a Workers' Compensation Hearing? You've been hurt on the job. You've notified your employer and been examined by a doctor chosen by the workers' compensation insurance company. Now a hearing has been scheduled. You...
When you’ve been injured on the job, it should be a simple process to get the workers’ compensation benefits to which you are entitled, right? It’s just a matter of notifying your employer, getting confirmation of your injuries from a doctor, and filling out the appropriate paperwork, isn’t it? So you’ve done that, but now you’ve received a notice that a hearing will be scheduled to determine whether you’ll get benefits. Why would there need to be a hearing? Here are some of the reason the workers’ compensation judge may schedule a hearing.
Injured on the job?
It’s not uncommon, when you’ve been hurt on the job, for the New York Workers’ Compensation Board to initially reject your claim, even if the facts seemed to indicate that you clearly qualified for benefits. If you believe the decision is simply wrong, what are your options?
New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers' Compensation Lawyers Is a Workers' Compensation Claim Your Only Recourse for a Work-Related Injury? You've been hurt on the job and it's made it impossible for you to work, at least for the foreseeable future. You may...
New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers' Compensation Lawyers What Does Your Lawyer Need to Prepare for Your Workers' Compensation Hearing? If you've been injured at work and your employer or the workers' compensation insurance company has challenged the...