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What Are the NY Workers’ Compensation Cash Benefits?

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Under New York’s workers’ compensation laws, if you have been hurt on the job, you are potentially entitled to compensation for:

All medical costs associated with the injury
A percentage of your lost wages or income
A cash payment for certain types of permanent injuries

To determine the amount of the cash payments to you for lost wages, the law starts with a determination of your average weekly wage (AWW) for the 52-week period immediately preceding your injury. If your injury prevents you from working at all, you may then receive up to 2/3rds of your average weekly wage. There is, however, a cap on the amount that you can receive per week—the current cap, established in 2015, is $844.29 per week. It’s important to understand that, if you are out of work because of a work-related injury, you must remain under the care of your doctor to qualify for cash benefits for lost wages. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may be entitled to benefits for up to 10 years, or even for life, if you are permanently and totally disabled.

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Workers’ Compensation | An Overview | Part Two

An Overview on Workers’ Compensation Queens, NY

In Part One, we talked about the origins of the workers’ compensation laws, as well as the basic framework–workers’ compensation essentially works as insurance that provides medical, wage and potential cash benefits to injured workers. In this blog, we’ll talk about fault and what you should do immediately following a workplace injury.

The New York Workers’ Compensation System is a No-Fault Law

Under the New York workers’ compensation program, it doesn’t matter who caused the accident—all that is required is that you were injured while working. Accordingly, even if it was your negligence or carelessness that caused the accident, you are still entitled to compensation. If your injuries are intentionally self-inflicted, you were intoxicated at the time the injury or you were performing tasks unrelated to your job at the time of the injury, you may not be eligible for benefits.

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The Day of Your Workers’ Compensation Hearing—Some Advice

The Day of Your Workers’ Compensation Hearing—Some Advice

If your initial application for workers’ compensation benefits has been rejected, you will need to attend a hearing to pursue your claim any further. Here are some tips for making the best impression at that hearing.

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If I Return to Work Making Less Money, Am I Still Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

So you’ve been hurt at work and you can’t perform your old job. What happens if you go back to work at a different position, making less money than you were before your injury? Are you still entitled to seek workers’ compensation benefits for what you have lost? The answer is yes!

Under the New York workers’ compensation laws, an injured worker can make what is known as a “reduced earnings award.” In fact, you can be compensated up to 2/3 of the difference between the statutory maximum and what you are making after your injury.

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