New York Workers Compensation Attorneys
Most individuals go to work and do not expect to have an accident that results in an injury. The reality is that job-related accidents and occupational illnesses are not uncommon, especially in fields like construction. If you have been injured on the job and are unable to work, our experienced attorneys can help you obtain workers’ compensation benefits.
Workers Compensation Benefits
Workers’ compensation provides temporary disability benefits while you’re unable to work, payment for medical treatment, and compensation for permanent disability.
Permanent total disability benefits are provided to workers who will never be able to return to any type of work due to a workplace injury or illness. These benefits are regular monetary payments that are a percentage of the workers’ wages at the time of the injury. A permanent partial disability is a physical impairment that permanently affects one or more parts of the body but does not prevent an individual from returning to some form of employment. Benefits for these disabilities are awarded in either a lump-sum payment or paid over time.
What should I do if I am injured at work?
If you have been injured at work, you should immediately obtain first-aid or any other necessary medical treatment. You must also notify your employer in writing about the injury as soon as possible. If you fail to do so, you may forfeit your right to worker’s compensation benefits. In order to be eligible for benefits, you must also file a claim with the workers’ compensation board.
Workplace injuries and illnesses can have devastating and long-lasting consequences. If you have been injured at work, you need a highly skilled and compassionate attorney on your side. Not only are workers’ compensation laws complex, but your employer or his or her insurance company may also try to deny payment of your benefits. Our workers’ compensation attorneys will fight to ensure that you receive the benefits you deserve. Attorneys fees are determined by state law and you will only pay a fee if you win a disability award. Contact us today for a free consultation.
The law office of Michael LoGiudice represents injured workers in the New York area including Westchester, Putnam County, Dutchess County, Orange County, Rockland County, and Brewster.