Being injured at work can leave you with extensive medical bills and reduced ability to work, if at all. In New York, laws are in place to make sure you are able to pay these bills, recover lost wages, and obtain disability benefits if returning to work isn’t possible.
Even though the state has these laws in place, many employers and insurance companies still fail to offer the necessary benefits. If you or a loved one was injured at work, turn to The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. for counsel and support. Our New York City workers’ compensation lawyers have helped many injured workers claim the monetary damages and benefits that they deserve after an on-the-job accident.
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In New York, workers' compensation laws are in place to ensure that every employee who suffers an injury during the course of their work receives benefits to cover their losses.
In order to make a claim under these laws, the injuries must have occurred:
When considering an application for workers' compensation, negligence is not used as a determining factor. This means mistakes made by your employer or a failure to follow OSHA regulations will not be taken into consideration. Likewise, it doesn’t matter if you made a mistake and were injured as a result. You will still be able to apply for compensation. The law offers broad protection to workers who have suffered workplace injuries, and is designed to ensure no worker is left without compensation to pay their bills and expenses.
The compensation benefits for workers in New York provide coverage for everyday expenses and medical bills — however these benefits are not as extensive as awards made under traditional personal injury claims. It is not possible for workers to sue their employers when they are injured in the workplace, instead they must file a claim under workers' compensation law in order to recover their losses.
These losses may include:
Compensation for other losses including pain and suffering may be recovered if you can prove negligence on the part of a third party who could be sued for your injuries. Consulting with a New York City workers’ compensation attorney from our firm can help you determine if these losses can be considered as part of your claim.
If you are injured at work it should be a simple matter of reporting the accident to your employer and receiving the benefits to which you are entitled. However, some employers may deny claims, even when they are legitimate, or try to offer a smaller settlement than an employee is owed. Others may even pressure workers to return to work before they have fully recovered, causing more long-term damage.
If you are facing a dispute over your entitlement to compensation, then consulting with a qualified attorney is your next step. For more than 30 years, the lawyers at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. have helped injured workers across New York get the benefits and compensation to which they are entitled.
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The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $200 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.