New York Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Who Know How To Deal With Insurance Companies
New York workplace injuries can result in many different outcomes. While the luckier ones only miss a few weeks of work, some people end up with life-altering complications. In either case, the employee is entitled to workers' rights, which is set by New York state laws.
Our knowledgeable workers’ compensation lawyers in New York will fight your employer and their insurance company without hesitation to get you the medical care and compensation you need to focus on what's most important, recovering from your injuries.
We have seen it all before, and when it comes to saving a penny or taking care of an employee's medical expenses, most companies won't pay a dime. It doesn't matter if you worked there for one year or thirty.
Don't let your employer hide behind their insurance company. Speak to an experienced New York workman's compensation attorney who can guide you through the complex legal process and plug loopholes your employer may be trying to take to avoid paying you the compensation you need. Call us at 718-424-5560.
What is a workers’ compensation lawsuit?
Workers' compensation laws vary from state to state, but an employee injured on the job is generally eligible for benefits regardless of who was at fault. The benefits can include medical expenses, income replacement, and death benefits. The employee does not have to file a lawsuit to receive these benefits; however, there are circumstances in which a lawsuit may be necessary. For example, if the employer denies that the injury occurred at work or unreasonably delays payment of benefits, the employee may need to file a lawsuit to obtain the benefits they are entitled to.
How does the workers’ compensation process operate in New York?
A worker must take two actions in the case of an injury sustained while on the job. First and foremost, they must immediately seek medical treatment from the proper personnel. Second, they must report the incident to their boss, supervisor, or employer.
The state's Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) and the business's workers' compensation insurance provider will receive a report of the accident or illness from your employer. According to the law, injured workers must submit Form C-3 (Employee's Claim for Compensation) to the board within two years of the accident's date or the date they determine that a medical condition was the cause of occupational sickness.
The worker must file all forms timely and correctly; otherwise, even minor mistakes can cost an employee their compensation.
Can I appeal a decision of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board?
Yes, both sides can appeal a decision and request a review within 30 days of the filing. They can submit a written application to the board, where three members will review the decision. The panel can either agree or disagree with the decision or ask for the restoration of the case. If the board members cannot reach a decision, then anyone can request the entire board for review. Simultaneously, either party can also appeal to the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 3rd Judicial Department.
Su Caso is here to help you fight for the benefits you deserve. We have years of experience helping people just like you get the workers' compensation they need to cover their medical expenses and lost wages. Don't let your employer push you around - call us today for a free consultation at 718-424-5560.