Work-Related Injuries FAQs
What is workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation laws in New York provide protection to injured workers. Employers are required to buy a workers’ compensation insurance policy that covers employees if they are hurt at work. The workers’ compensation policy ensures that bills and costs of an injured worker will be covered so that they can get the medical help needed after a workplace accident. Also, injured workers can support themselves and the family if the injuries make it impossible to work till they fully recover.
What types of injuries are covered by New York workers’ compensation?
If you have suffered an accidental injury during the course of your employment it is very likely that you are entitled to workers’ compensation. Any type of injury that you sustain in the workplace or as a direct result of doing your job is covered by workers’ compensation in most situations.
Do I have to be injured at my workplace to be covered by workers’ compensation?
No. What matters to qualify for workers’ compensation is whether or not your injury is work-related. So, if you are running an errand for your employer or on a business trip, you are covered for workers’ compensation. To learn more, schedule a consultation with one of our experienced workers’ comp attorneys today.
When should I report a work injury to my employer?
You should report a work-related injury to your employer as soon as possible after the accident. Delay in reporting your injury could make it difficult to prove that your injury is related to your job and could result in a denial of your workers’ compensation claim. However, with the help of one of our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers in New York, you can be assured to receive the maximum compensation deserved.
What are the benefits of hiring a workers’ compensation lawyer?
If you’re not sure whether you need to hire a workers’ comp lawyer or not, we recommend that you schedule a free legal consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. Our attorneys can help you navigate the workers’ comp system every step of the way, from making an initial claim, to appealing a denial of benefits, to fighting before the Workers’ Compensation Board to prove your case, or to fighting an order to return to work too soon. If you have been involved in a work-related accident, contact us today, we look forward to protecting your right to workers’ comp benefits.