New York City Workers Compensation Tips
If you are injured on the job due to negligence of your employer or due to lack of safety norms at your workplace then you could be eligible for workers compensation benefits.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 4 million workers received injuries on the job during 2005 and 5,700 workers lost their lives from work related accidents and injuries.
New York City’s (NYC) no-fault worker’s compensation program provides financial protection to workers who get hurt on the job. It also provides them appropriate medical care.
New York State laws require employers to purchase insurance which will provide workers compensation benefits to his/her employees in a case of an injury on job. This insurance covers all necessary medical care expenses and also recovers lost wages. It also provides medical treatment facilities. However, when you are about to file an injury claim, the process can be tedious. Most of the injury cases are handled by a third party insurer (excluding State), which will try its best to devoid you of your injury claim.
If your injury claim is denied/reduced or terminated, you are allowed to have hearing before a law judge. Other side will also hire a strong defense attorney who will try his/her best to nullify your injury claim amount. If you are faced with a similar situation, then you must immediately get in touch with your who can help you receive justice and compensation from the negligent party involved.
Workers injury compensation claim covers various types of injuries which includes carpal tunnel syndrome, back problems, stress-related problems, mental health issues, heart attacks, illnesses or strokes which could have resulted from inferior safety and health facilities at your workplace. It can also include post-traumatic stress disorders and several other injuries which the victim has suffered on job.
If you are employed by a covered New York employer then you can avail benefits of workers compensation. It should be the top priority of your employer to insure safety of its employees. Your employer should also provide its employer with adequate medical help in case of an accident at workplace. You would be eligible for workers compensation regardless of the fact whether you work full time, part-time, temporary, or are working as any other undocumented worker.
If you have been a victim of personal injury due to negligence of your employer within New York City, then you can consult a New York personal injury lawyer for a free legal consultation. Your injury lawyer will help you receive workers compensation benefits such as: Social Security Disability, Supplemental Short-Term Disability, Long-term Disability, New York State and New York City Retirement Disability, and other programs.
|By New York Injury Lawyer
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