The workers’ compensation system protects injured workers by providing necessary financial support and essential medical treatment after a work-related accident or exposure to harmful work conditions.
If you are injured while working, you are most likely eligible to receive NYS Workers’ Compensation benefits. If you are injured while working, it is important to notify your employer as soon as possible about the accident and then file a workers’ compensation claim. It is especially important that you file your claim as soon as possible in order to ensure that your rights are fully protected. You should seek out immediate medical attention if necessary.
The Workers’ Compensation system is complicated and requires an expert’s assistance in order to make sure you get all the treatment and money you deserve during this difficult time. When you have an accident while working you can apply for Workers’ Compensation benefits. You may also be eligible to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits for numerous other medical conditions that may have developed out of and in the course of your employment. These claims are filed as occupational disease claims due to the resulting injuries arising from the nature of your employment, such as hearing loss, vision loss or one of many lung and/or respiratory conditions, such as asthma or asbestosis.
In some instances, an injured worker may not ever be able to return to work in any capacity. Therefore, it is essential that your rights are protected not only for yourself but for your family. At the end of your claim, you may be eligible for a lump sum payout based upon the severity and nature of your injuries. It is essential that you have an expert fighting for your rights and fighting for every cent you deserve. You were injured while doing your job and it’s our job to make sure that the insurance company gives you what you deserve.
If you have contracted Covid-19 and believe it was from exposure at work then you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim. You will need a positive test result and a medical report from a doctor that gives an opinion that your positive result was due to exposure at your job. You can get any treatment or tests paid for and receive benefits for lost time from work. Furthermore, you would be able to protect yourself for future treatment if your condition gets worse in the future or you develop long-term sickness or illness. Also, if you have been injured or attacked at your job for enforcing safety protocols then you would be eligible to file for workers’ compensation benefits.
When you are injured at work, the first step is to notify your employer and then to seek treatment. You should then contact a lawyer to help you fill out the required paperwork. A C-3 form is needed to start the process. Our lawyers can help you fill out this form and submit to the Workers’ Compensation Board and help you with every step of the way. There is no fee for retaining our services. We only get paid if we are able to obtain money for you. For guidance on any workers compensation case, please contact our experienced attorneys that will help you through the entire process and answer all your questions. You may call either (800) 318-9750 or (914) 361-4728 or visit our Westchester, White Plains office.