What Are My Workers’ Compensation Rights In New York?

The most important thing to understand about workers’ compensation is that you have a right to file a claim after sustaining any injury or contracting any illness as a result of your employment. If your claim is successful — and our firm will use every tool available to help you prepare a strong claim — you’ll be entitled to receive benefits, including:

  • Compensation for lost wages (at a rate of two-thirds of your average weekly income)
  • Compensation for medical costs
  • Vocational rehabilitation

If your claim is denied, you also have a right to dispute the denied claim. You don’t have to take ‘no’ for an answer — we can help you refine your workers’ comp claim and appeal to the Workers’ Compensation Board.

What Should I Do After A Car Accident?

The most important thing to do after a car accident is to ensure that you and any other injured parties receive medical attention. In some cases, this is all an injury victim will be able to manage. But if your injury is not life-threatening and you have additional attention to spare, it will be beneficial to document the nature of your accident and your injury as you respond to them.

This might mean:

  • Get the contact information of the other driver(s) involved in your accident.
  • Get the contact information of any eyewitnesses present at the scene.
  • Take pictures of your injuries as well as any damage done to your vehicle.
  • When you receive medical attention, ask for records of the hospital visit. This will make it easier to document your diagnosis and the treatment you received.
  • Finally, contact a lawyer to better understand your rights. You can schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our firm.

I Suffered An Injury At Work. What Should I Do?

As with a traffic-related injury, the most important thing to do after a work-related accident is to obtain any necessary medical treatment. Once your safety is assured, it’s time to think about documenting your accident and your injury.

This can include:

  • Notify your supervisor of the incident, in writing, as soon as possible. This must take place within 30 days of the incident.
  • Take pictures of the injury as well as any equipment involved in the accident.
  • Retain medical records from any doctor’s visits.
  • Talk to a lawyer who can help you file a Form C-3 claim to New York’s Workers’ Compensation Board.

Schedule A Free Personal Injury Consultation

To schedule a free initial consultation with Marc L. Schwartz, P.C., just call 516-483-0026 or send us an email. We represent clients in Long Island as well as all five New York City boroughs.

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