Getting Workers' Compensation After A Work Injury

Workers' compensation is set up to pay your medical bills and cover your lost wages if you cannot work. However, difficulties can arise when the insurance company refuses to do so or simply stalls and drags its feet. That's when you need the help of an aggressive New York workers' compensation lawyer.

A skilled attorney can vigorously advocate for your rights in cases involving:

  • Brain or spinal cord injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Amputations
  • Repetitive stress/cumulative trauma (such as carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Occupational diseases
  • Other work-related injuries

No matter the type of injury you suffered, you have a right to compensation after you are injured at work.

Do Not Hesitate To File A Claim

Some employees are reluctant to file a workers' compensation claim. They may feel like they are demanding more money from their boss. They may also fear that they will be fired for bringing a claim.

Neither of these fears is true. You are not taking money out of your employer's pocket. Instead, New York City employers are required to carry workers' compensation insurance. Such a policy is intended to protect the employer if an employee sustains an injury or contracts a disease caused by conditions in the workplace. In other words, that's why your employer has insurance in the first place: to cover injuries such as yours.

Having a knowledgeable Manhattan workers' compensation attorney fighting for you ensures your protection under the law.

Get Coverage For Your Bills While You Are Injured

Workers' compensation benefits cover your medical bills after a work accident. They also cover a portion of your lost wages. The exact amount you will receive will depend on the extent of your injuries and how long you need to be out of work.

Our attorneys can give you a straightforward assessment of what you can expect to receive. Additionally, if your injuries were caused by a negligent third party — someone who isn't your employer or a co-worker — you may also have a personal injury claim.

We can help with all aspects of your claim, including explaining if you are eligible for benefits and guiding you through the workers' comp process.

Learn more about your rights after any on-the-job injury by calling Paris & Chaikin, PLLC, today at 646-741-4005 or send us an email. We offer free initial consultations about third-party liability in work injury cases.

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