What Does My New York Workers’ Compensation Cover?
One of the common misconceptions we often find with new clients is the belief that workers’ compensation benefits only cover lost wages when you can’t work? That’s simply not true—what if you broke your glasses in a work-related accident, or cracked a tooth when a machine malfunctioned. Maybe you had a gash on your forehead or broke your nose while on the job? All of these situations are ones that entitle you to pursue workers’ compensation benefits.
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There’s a critical caveat, though, related to obtaining workers’ compensation benefits for any work-related injury—you must take the right steps after the accident to protect your interests. What does that mean? First, you need to go to a doctor, dentist, ophthalmologist or other treating medical professional. That person will need to provide documentation about the following:
- The nature of your injury
- The prescribed treatment for your injury
- The cost of the prescribed treatment
In addition to visiting your own doctor, you may be required to see a physician chosen by your employer or the workers’ compensation insurance company. If those two professionals disagree, you will likely have to get a third opinion and your eligibility will be based on that opinion.
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At Pyrros & Serres LLP, we handle all matters related to workers’ compensation and Social Security disability claims for people in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and across the greater New York City metropolitan area. Because of our reputation for effective advocacy, many of our new clients come to us as referrals from clients and other lawyers.
To learn more about the full scope of our practice, see our practice area overview page.