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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.
If you or a loved one have suffered a work injury, let our firm help you get the recovery you need.
Workplace Injuries & Compensation Laws
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:
- While on a job site
- While off-site but while performing work related duties
- As a result of work related tasks or operations
- As a result of exposure to toxins or chemicals through the course of work
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.
Available Benefits Under Workers' Compensation
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:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Temporary payment of total disability benefits
- Temporary payment of partial disability benefits
- Permanent total or partial disability benefits
- Wrongful death benefits
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.
In worker’s compensation, not all accidents are accidents. The New York State Worker’s compensation system provides compensation for work-related injuries that occur due to exposure to hazardous conditions that occur in the course of your appointment. These conditions can range from arthritis of the knees, hips and shoulders due to heavy construction work to Carpel Tunnel Syndrome from excessive typing to lung diseases and oncological conditions from exposure to asbestos and other toxins.
At The Perecman Firm, we will guide you through these complex cases to your rightful compensation for these conditions. Please contact our office for a free no pressure consultation about your occupation disease or repetitive stress condition today. Please remember that it is important to consider any occupational disease claims as you approach retirement. The Perecman Firm recommends getting a full physical and consulting us before filing any retirement paperwork.
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