If you get injured at work, you may be entitled to compensation via a workers’ compensation claim. Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP can support you after a workplace accident and help you achieve the best possible outcome.
Workers’ Compensation in NYC
In New York, workers have rights around workplace safety and may be able to receive compensation if they are injured at work. Employees covered by an employer’s workers’ compensation insurance are entitled to benefits. These benefits cover medical bills and a portion of lost wages resulting from the injury. Benefits are also available to dependents of a worker who has died due to a workplace accident. Most workers, including part-time employees, are covered.
If you get hurt in a workplace accident, you need to do two things as soon as possible: first, obtain the appropriate medical care for your injury, and second, give your manager notice about the accident and your injury. Once your employer has been notified, they should report your injury to the Workers’ Compensation Board and the company’s workers’ compensation insurance provider.
You must also file a C-3 form (Employee’s Claim for Compensation) with the Workers’ Compensation Board within two years from the date of the workplace accident or from the date your condition was discovered to cause an occupational disease.
What Is Included In a Workers’ Compensation Settlement?
Under New York state law, an injured worker is entitled to all necessary care, and the employer is responsible for all medical bills. When it comes to determining an appropriate workers’ compensation settlement, the following factors should be taken into account:
- Past and future medical treatment
- Past and future lost wages
- Disability payments (if applicable)
How Can a New York Workers’ Compensation Attorney Help You?
Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim
The process of filing a claim can be confusing and arduous, especially when you are recovering from an injury. It is imperative that forms are filed on time and correctly — failure to do so can lead to an unsuccessful claim, meaning you may miss out on compensation altogether.
The experienced NYC workers’ compensation attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP can take the stress away by helping you file all the forms and advising you throughout the whole process. If necessary, our experienced litigators can also help you file a personal injury lawsuit and maximize the compensation you receive.
Appealing a Workers’ Compensation Decision
If the Workers’ Compensation Board denies your claim the first time, you may ask for an administrative review of the decision within 30 days of filing. Such a request must be made in writing.
Filing appeals are equally, if not more exhausting than initial claim filings and can often turn into complex affairs. Therefore, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side.
Why Choose Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP?
Our personal injury attorneys have represented victims of accidents for over fifty years. We understand that clients come to us in times of need, and ensure they are given the personal attention they deserve. Our approach is meticulous, pragmatic, and professional.
Filing a workers’ compensation claim doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. Call us now at (212) 986-7353 for a free consultation, and let us do the work for you.