Many working men and women in New York believe that Workers' Compensation is an automatic benefit. They become understandably frustrated when that proves not to be true, and they are forced to wait for a weekly benefit check and for proper medical treatment.
Many working men and women, particularly those in construction and demolition, and who work with scaffolds--and many employers, contractors and subcontractors, are often confused about the difference between an employee and an independent contractor.
I am very gratified to announce that I and my firm have been named as a "10 BEST LAW FIRM" by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys for 2017 - 2018. This is quite an honor!
In New York, injured workers may choose their own treating physicians - in fact, employers can face criminal action if they interfere with this right. However, employers and insurance companies have an opportunity to undermine the doctor's opinion and damage the workers' claim for damages: the independent medical exam, or IME.
You may be in pain and feeling financial strain over medical bills or even stress about returning to work after sustaining a work injury. However, the process can complicate further if your employer and their insurer claim you are not an employee when you thought you were.
The most common work injury in the country can have devastating effects - but it's probably not what you think.
Una cuestión se plantea con frecuencia cuando una persona lesionado en un accidente de construcción o demolición, o por un andamio defectuoso, tiene un reclamo de compensación para trabajadores y una demanda de negligencia, o una demanda de lesiones personales - cómo deben los abogados manejar arreglos en cada caso, y estarán los abogados trabajando juntos, coordinando sus esfuerzos en beneficio del trabajador lesionado al cual la vida ha cambiado para siempre por su lesión y discapacidad?
I am very proud to report that I have recently settled two workers' compensation cases for a total of SEVERAL HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.
If you have been injured on the job in New York, you may recover from your injuries with medical treatment, rest and time. However, at The Klein Law Group, P.C., we know that the effects of your injuries may be permanent in some cases. This may entitle you to receive permanent total disability benefits, among others.