As highly experienced work injury lawyers with an extensive roster of successes, The Klein Law Group, P.C., answers a lot of questions about workers’ compensation on a daily basis. Many clients who visit our office for a free initial consultation are lost, confused and just want answers to their questions.
Here, we’ve provided some answers. For in-depth answers to some common questions about workers’ compensation, please use the links below:
- Am I eligible for workers’ compensation?
- If my employer caused the injury, should I file a lawsuit?
- What if another party caused my injury?
- Can I choose my own doctor?
- If my employer offers me a different job, do I have to take it?
- If I’m a New York City employee and I’m hurt on the job, can I sue the city?
What should I do if I’ve been injured at work?
Your health and safety should be your first priority. Notify your employer immediately and see a doctor right away. Once you are out of immediate danger, it is wise to speak with a workers’ compensation attorney to learn more about filing a claim for benefits.
What benefits are available?
After seven days off the job, workers’ compensation may provide up to two-thirds of your weekly wage and reimburse medical care directly related to the injury. Supplemental income and death benefits are also available in certain situations. However, these benefits are not guaranteed and it is important to file your claim correctly to avoid missing out. Learn more about available workers’ compensation benefits.
Can I be fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim?
Some employers try to retaliate against injured workers by terminating their employment after they file for workers’ compensation. This is not only unethical, but also against the law. If this has happened to you, talk to an attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights.
What if my claim is denied?
Sometimes legitimate workers’ compensation claims are denied, but that is no reason to give up pursuing the benefits you deserve. It may be possible to appeal to the New York Workers’ Compensation Board. A lawyer can help you evaluate your options and plan your next steps.
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Your first consultation, either at one of our NYC office locations or over the phone, is completely free. We only collect attorney fees if we succeed in securing compensation for you. To learn more and arrange a case evaluation, please send us an email or call 917-639-5350 (toll free 877-390-8732).