When you are injured at work, a workers compensation lawyer can help you get the benefits you deserve. These benefits include medical bills, lost wages, and disability payments for injuries sustained on the job.
What is a workers compensation lawyer?
The laws for workers compensation lawyers differ from state to state. Finding a lawyer who knows the local regulations and can navigate the process is critical to winning your claim.
You Have To Be Injured on the Job to Qualify for Benefits
New York law requires all employers to carry workers’ compensation coverage if an employee is ever injured or suffers an illness while at work. This coverage is available regardless of fault, as long as it can be proven that the injury or condition is caused by an on-the-job accident or condition.
If your doctor confirms that you have a workplace-related condition, illness, or injury, you must notify your employer within 30 days of the date of your diagnosis or accident. You must also file an Employee Claim on Form C-3 within two years of the date of your diagnosis or accident, or you may lose your right to collect workers’ compensation benefits.
Insurance companies do not make money by paying out claims, so they will fight to minimize your benefits and delay or deny your claim as much as possible. Having an attorney by your side from the start can help you maximize your payouts without delay.
The NYC workers’ compensation lawyers at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum have been protecting the interests of hard-working New Yorkers for over four decades. Contact our office today for a free consultation to see how we can protect your rights.