Long Island Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Have You Sustained A Serious Work Injury?
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 four decades to help workers injured on the job secure the monetary benefits and damages they legally deserve.
What Laws Guarantee Compensation For Workplace Injuries?
In order to make a workers’ compensation claim in New York, the injury must have occurred under one or more of the following circumstances:
- The injury was caused by exposure to chemical or toxic exposure while working.
- The injury was caused by work related operations or tasks.
- The injury was caused while working off-site but while performing duties for work.
- The injury was caused while working on site.
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.
What Kinds Of Benefits Are Available?
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:
- Wrongful death benefits
- Permanent partial or total disability benefits
- Temporary partial or total disability benefits
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
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 work injury attorney to discuss your case and determine which options are available for you to pursue.
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