Suffering an injury on the job can put you in a financial bind, what with the combination of a reduced or nonexistent ability to work and ever-increasing medical bills. Luckily workers in New York are protected by a variety of laws put in place to ensure that injured workers can obtain necessary disability benefits, recover lost wages, and help pay off your medical bills.
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Despite the existence of these laws, too many insurance companies and employers don’t offer their employees these benefits. If you or someone you love was hurt on the job, turn to The Perecman Firm P.L.L.C. for the support and counsel of an experienced law firm. Our Long Island workers’ compensation lawyers have worked for more than three decades to help workers injured on the job secure the monetary benefits and damages they legally deserve.
In order to make a workers’ compensation claim in New York, the injury must have occurred under one or more of the following circumstances:
Negligence is not a determining factor for workers’ compensation applications. This means that the law does not take into account any employer mistakes or failures regarding Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) regulations or any mistakes you made leading up to your injury. Construction is one of the most dangerous industries to work in, and this broad protection is designed to ensure that every worker maintains the financial stability necessary to pay for all of their expenses and bills after suffering a workplace injury.
Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to provide coverage for medical bills and everyday expenses, but they don’t provide the same level of benefits as the typical awards made under personal injury claims. However, workers’ compensation laws protect employers from lawsuits over workplace injuries. The benefits available under workers’ compensation include:
Compensation for losses like pain and suffering may still be recovered if you can successfully prove that a third party’s negligence or wrongdoing was in some way responsible for your injuries. If you believe you may have a personal injury claim, it’s in your best interest to contact a Long Island personal injury attorney to discuss your case and determine which options are available for you to pursue.
If you were injured on the job and need assistance securing the workers’ compensation benefits guaranteed to you under New York law, contact the Long Island workers’ compensation attorneys at The Perecman Firm P.L.L.C. today. We have helped our clients secure more than $350 million in verdicts and settlements since opening our doors more than 30 years ago, and we’re committed to providing expert legal assistance to every client we represent. Give us a call at (212) 577-9325 to speak with one of our lawyers today, or fill out our online form to get started with a free case evaluation.
The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $350 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.
- Joseph Lugo