After suffering an injury on the job in the State of New York, you have a right to pursue benefits to cover certain losses, from wages and income to necessary and reasonable medical expenses, as well as compensation for any permanent losses (amputation or other permanent injuries) and for vocational rehabilitation. But who are the parties to a workers’ compensation proceeding? Are all workers eligible for benefits and must all employers provide workers’ compensation benefits to qualified workers?
A: There are generally only two requirements to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits in New York—you must have sustained an injury and it must have occurred in the course of your employment. That being said, there are certain types of workers who are eligible and others who are not.
A: Almost all workers qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, including:
A: Under New York’s workers’ compensation statute, there are specific occupations for which workers’ compensation benefits are not available:
Results-Oriented Workers’ Compensation Lawyers—Queens | New York City
At Pyrros, Serres & Rupwani, we handle all types of work injury cases, including claims involving:
Occupational Illness or Disease | Back and Neck Injury | Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) | Fractures | Burns | Paralysis | Spinal Cord Injury | Permanent Scarring or Disfigurement | Amputation or Loss of Limb | Shoulder, Arm, Hand and Finger Injury | Hip, Leg, Foot and Toe Injury | Hearing or Vision Loss | Accidental Death
We offer more than five decades of combined workers’ compensation experience to injured workers throughout the greater NYC area, including the borough of Queens. We built our practice on a commitment to the highest levels of personal service and attention, making certain we learn the details of your injury, so that we can fully protect your rights. We work closely with colleagues in the legal profession, offering our experience, skills, knowledge and resources to your clients who have been hurt on the job.
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