Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

FAQ–Should I Try to Settle My New York Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Frequently Asked Questions about Settling a Workers’ Compensation Claim in New York

It’s a common misperception that most people who are receiving workers’ compensation benefits either had their initial petition approved by the workers’ compensation insurer or successfully appealed a denial. The reality is that most workers’ compensation claims in New York are settled—the injured worker frequently agrees to take a lump sum in exchange for waiving the right to receive benefits for a period of time or until capable of returning to work.

FAQs—How Can I Help to Get the Best Result in a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

When you’ve been hurt on the job, you have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim for benefits to cover lost wages and medical expenses. You’ll want to hire an experienced attorney who knows exactly what to do to successfully walk you through the process. But it’s pretty common to ask: what can I do to help get the best result?


FAQs—The Medical Treatment Guidelines in a New York Workers’ Compensation Case—Part One

Common Questions about Your Right to Medical Treatment after a Work Injury

In the aftermath of a workplace injury, when you’ve filed for workers’ compensation benefits, you have a right coverage for any medical treatment or attention that is required because of your injury. What does that include? What are your rights with respect to medical treatment? Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about medical treatment after an injury on the job.


Knowing When an Injury is Work-Related—Part One

Helping Your Client Know Whether He or She Has a Workers’ Compensation Claim

If you’re a licensed attorney in the state of New York, but you don’t handle workers’ compensation claims, you still want to be able to give your clients direction if they’ve been hurt on the job.


FAQs—Changing Your Doctor in a New York Workers’ Compensation Case

Common Questions about Your Choice of Medical Care after a Work-Related Injury

When you have been hurt, in any type of an accident, you want care from a qualified and competent professional. If you can get treatment from someone you know and trust, that’s even better.


Why Your Client Needs an Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Answers to Common Questions about Workers’ Compensation

If you’re an attorney or lawyer whose practice doesn’t include work-related injuries, you may have a client who’s been hurt on the job, but who either wants to save money or thinks the claim is so straightforward that legal counsel isn’t necessary.


Workers Compensation Injuries—What Medical Professionals Need to Know

FAQs—Helping Medical Professionals Understand Workers’ Compensation Claims

Answers to Common Questions about Workers’ Compensation

When you are a doctor and have a patient come to you claiming to have been injured on the job, it can be extremely helpful to have a basic understanding of the workers’ compensation laws and process. Here are some frequently asked questions about workers’ compensation that have medical implications.


What is the Role of a Treating Physician in a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

When you have been hurt on the job, the first thing you always need to do is seek medical care. But your doctor plays a key role in more than your physical recovery—your doctor is also an important player in your workers’ compensation claim.

What are the Medical Benefits under Workers’ Compensation in New York?

Under the New York workers’ compensation laws, when you have suffered a workplace injury or have contracted a disease related to your employment, you have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim and to get payment for certain medical expenses. What types of medical bills are covered?

Why You Want an Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney to Handle Your Claim

If you’re an injured worker seeking benefits to cover lost wages or unreimbursed medical expenses, or you’ve developed an illness because of a jobsite exposure to toxic materials, it’s critical that you retain a lawyer with extensive knowledge, skill and experience handling workers’ compensation and workplace injury claims.

The Independent Medical Examination (IME) in a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Why You Need an Independent Exam and How You Can Prepare for One

As a general rule, when you’ve suffered a workplace injury, the first place you’ll go for treatment or diagnosis will either be to the hospital, an urgent care facility or to your own personal physician. In some instances, your employer may accept the medical opinion of that care provider, approving your claim.

Answers for Business Owners to Common Questions about Workers’ Compensation-Part-One

If you are starting a new business in New York, one of the most important issues you need to address is workers’ compensation insurance. It can be a pretty confusing subject, so we’ve put together a couple pages of frequently asked questions to help you understand your rights and responsibilities.


What Employers Need to Know about Workers’ Compensation—Part Two

Frequently Asked Questions for Business Owners about Workers’ Compensation

In the state of New York, most employers are required to provide workers’ compensation benefits to injured workers. This two-part series looks at frequently asked questions for employers about meeting their obligations under the state’s workers’ compensation laws. To learn more about who must obtain workers’ compensation insurance, see part one of this series.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Mesothelioma in the Workplace

Addressing Your Concerns about Work-Related Mesothelioma

According to research, as many as 3,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Mesothelioma every year. The only known cause of Mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. The World Health Organization estimates that as 125 million people around the world have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace. It’s also believed the more than a million workers in the United States are still being exposed to asbestos and at risk of contracting Mesothelioma. Read more >>

Answers to Common Questions about Cancer Caused by Work Exposure to Asbestos

For decades, many workers in New York have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace. It’s now clear that asbestos exposure can lead to certain types of cancer, as well as other physical maladies. This page answers many of the frequently asked about asbestos and its link to cancer. Read more >>

Frequently Asked Questions about Silicosis in the Workplace

Addressing Your Concerns about Illness Related to Work-Induced Silicosis

Between 1968 and 2002, almost 75 million American death certificates listed silicosis as either the underlying or a contributing cause of death. Even though the mortality rate tied to silicosis has dropped by more than 90% since the late 60s, OSHA still estimates that millions of workers are exposed to dangerous levels of silica on the job, from construction to mining to agriculture. Read more >>

Frequently Asked Questions about Sick Building Syndrome

Answers to Common Questions about Injuries Caused by Contaminated Buildings

The common perception is that workers’ compensation claims arise when someone is involved in a work-related accident. Often, however, one of the most debilitating conditions may stem from environmental conditions—from substances present in the building, rather than from a specific incident. . Read more >>

Asbestos Exposure on the Job

Addressing Your Concerns about Potential Injury or Illness Due to Work-Related Asbestos Exposure

For decades, many builders and manufacturers in the United States incorporated asbestos into a wide array of products. Asbestos offered a number of attractive features, particularly as insulation for heat and sound. In addition, it was non-corrosive and fire resistant. Read more >>

Frequently Asked Questions about Work-Related Repetitive Stress Injuries

Answers to Common Questions about Non-Traumatic Injuries Sustained in the Workplace

Though many job-related injuries are caused by traumatic accidents—a machine breaks down or malfunctions or something falls on you—there are other injuries, often more debilitating, that can result from seemingly harmless activities, such as bending, sitting or standing. Read more >>

Endless Attractions in Queens

Enjoy One of the World’s Most Diverse Cities

If you live in the New York City metropolitan area, you know there’s no place like the borough of Queens. With more than two million residents, it trails only Los Angeles, Chicago and neighboring borough Brooklyn among the largest cities in the country. Read more >>

Frequently Asked Questions About New York Workers’ Compensation Claims

Helping You Better Understand Your Rights When You Have Been Injured on the Job

When you have been hurt at work, you have a right to seek workers’ compensation benefits, designed to cover lost wages, as well as any medical expenses resulting from the injury. But the workers’ compensation laws can be confusing and complex. You may not know your rights or where you start to get the benefits you need. . Read more >>

Frequently Asked Questions About the Borough of Queens

Something You May Not Have Known about Queens

Queens—it’s the largest of the five boroughs of New York in terms of sheer geographical expanse, and, with nearly 2.5 million residents, it would be the 4th largest city in the nation if the five boroughs were separate cities (behind Los Angeles, Chicago and neighboring borough Brooklyn, in case you’re wondering). Read more >>

Enjoy Great Restaurants in Queens

The Diverse Culture in Queens Extends to Its Restaurants, Too!!

It’s no secret that the borough of Queens is one of the most ethnically diverse communities anywhere on the planet. For anyone who loves great food and wants to try something different, it’s a virtual paradise. It probably comes as no surprise that there are more than 1,600 Italian restaurants alone in Queens! From street vendors to five star eateries, from food trucks to bistros, your choices are virtually endless. Read more >>

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