If you have been injured while at work, you may be worried about how it will affect your livelihood. How long will you have to miss work? Can you still afford to pay the bills while out of work? What if you can’t return to work at all? Almost every employer in the United States is legally required to provide employees with workers’ compensation insurance. In the event that an employee suffers an injury while on the job, this insurance should help cover the cost of medical expenses and lost wages, regardless of fault.
Under the workers’ compensation law, employees have within 30 days to report an injury to his or her employer. Since there is a time limit on filing a claim, it is important to consult with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible to help ensure that you receive the fair and full amount for your circumstances.
Workers’ compensation was first enacted in the late 1800s as a no-fault system for supporting workers. However, it has become increasingly more common in recent years for employers and insurance companies to deny injury claims or offer lower than adequate coverage for the sake of saving money. The burden of proof is now placed on employees in order to gain the full compensation they deserve after they have suffered a job-related injury or illness.
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The experienced NY workers’ compensation attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP will work tirelessly on your behalf help you get the money you need to protect your livelihood. We represent a wide range of work injury claims and have the resources needed to build successful cases. Please do not hesitate to contact us online or call (212) 986-7353. Our team will evaluate your case at no cost to you.