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Will Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Be Dismissed if You Go Back to Work?

New York Workers Compensation Attorneys

If you are like most people, even after you get hurt in the workplace, you’d really like to be working. Accordingly, even when you are receiving workers’ compensation benefits, you may want to try to return to work, to some sense of normality in your life, to see if you can be back in the workplace without pain or discomfort. But you may worry that an attempt to go back to work could put your benefits at risk. How does going back to work affect an existing workers’ compensation claim?

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What Is a Consequential Injury in a Workers’ Compensation Case?

Understanding Consequential Injuries in Workers’ Compensation Cases

In the aftermath of a work-related injury, it’s pretty common to focus on the most obvious injuries you’ve suffered. Maybe you slipped and fell, breaking a bone or tearing a ligament. But those types of injuries can have other consequences. For example, an injury to one knee can cause you to overcompensate with your other leg, leading to problems with your other leg, or even misalignment in your spine, with attendant back or neck problems. These types of injuries are known as “consequential” injuries and you have a right to recover workers’ compensation benefits if they make it difficult or impossible for you to work.

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Can You Lose Your Job for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Queens |NYC| Brooklyn |Bronx Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

Your employer has a vested interest in not paying a workers’ compensation claim or in minimizing the amount paid to you, as any legitimate claims paid will typically increase their workers’ compensation insurance premiums. In addition, when you are off work because of an injury, your employer may feel the need to replace you to meet production goals. Can your employer terminate you because you’ve filed a workers’ compensation claim, whether in retaliation for filing the claim or to fill your position?

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Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Astoria, Queens Workers Comp Lawyers

New York City | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
If you have been injured at work and you need to file a workers’ compensation claim, here are some basic questions to ask to ensure you get the representation you need:

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Queens |NYC| Brooklyn |Bronx Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

Third Party Claims for Work-Related Injuries

You’ve been hurt on the job. Maybe you were in a car accident while performing the duties of your employment. Maybe you slipped and fell, or were hurt when a machine or tool malfunctioned. Your first course of action will likely be to file a workers’ compensation claim. Under New York law, when you’ve been hurt on the job, you have a right to seek benefits through such a claim.
But is that your only recourse to recover compensation? Not necessarily.

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