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No. Workers’ compensation laws in New York do prevent you from suing your boss directly; however, you may be entitled to file suit against the owner of the job site and/or your general contractor.

The sooner you get in touch with a lawyer, the better. Avoid missing important deadlines and improve your chances of a successful case outcome by contacting a workers’ compensation lawyer you trust right away.

Returning to work can help you heal more quickly, and it brings the advantage of additional income and benefits. In addition, workers do not get raises or promotions while out of work. Because workers’ compensation does not match your full pay, many workers choose to return to work after an injury.

The answer is partially dependent on what you earned prior to being injured. However, if you return to work but find that your pay has been decreased due to your work-related disability, workers’ compensation payments can help make up the difference. That is known as a reduced earnings benefit.

Absolutely. In fact, you can ask to be repaid for travel costs, medications, and any other prescribed treatment.

No. In fact, prospective employers are forbidden from asking you about workers’ compensation claims. They also cannot deny you employment for past claims.

If you return to work and find that you cannot do your job, reopening your workers’ compensation case is an option. You may collect benefits again if your injuries keep you out of work longer than you expected. You also have the right to ask for changes to your job to accommodate your injury. The […]

Yes. This is known as Intermittent Lost Time. Keep all records, both pay stubs and records of absent days. Also, be sure to let your insurer know as soon as possible, as well as the Workers’ Compensation Board.

It’s always important to report your accident to the police, no matter how minor it may have been. You should also go to the hospital or a doctor right away as there are many injuries not immediately obvious due to shock and spasm. Make sure to write down the contact information and names of witnesses […]

If you do not report the accident in a timely manner, the insurance company may deny payment of any claims you file subsequently. You must file an application for no-fault benefits with the appropriate insurance company within 30 days of the date of the accident. If you are a driver or passenger, this would be […]