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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 […]

New York law requires insurance adjusters to acknowledge receipt of your claim within 15 business days. They must also start an investigation within 15 business days. Once they complete their investigation, they have 15 days to notify you of whether they are accepting or denying liability.

Yes, you need to inform your insurance company of the accident even if you weren’t at fault, especially for your claim for no-fault benefits which must be filed within 30 days of the date of the accident.

New York is a no-fault automobile accident state. That means your insurance company is required to pay for your medical expenses (up to a certain amount), depending on the policy you purchased. Certain limited lost wages may also be covered. If your accident and injuries were caused by someone else, you may also have grounds […]

If the accident was not completely your fault, you can still recover damages from the other driver for the portion of the accident that was his or her fault. New York allows injured parties to bring claims against others even if they were partially at fault. Discuss your case with an attorney to learn more […]

That depends. Auto accident cases are fact specific and the unique circumstances surrounding your accident must be evaluated by a qualified attorney in order to assess the merits of any potential claim. Generally, victims injured by negligence have the right to bring claims against the party or parties they allege to be at fault. However, […]