Have you suffered a work injury? Our Queens injury lawyers can help you in the process of getting workers’ compensation. Please give us a call as soon as you can so we can lend you a hand in this process. Set up a free consultation with us today.
Workers Compensation Process
You should know that, while almost everyone is entitled to workers’ compensation through their employers, not everyone gets this coverage. There are certain criteria that need to be met in order for you to gain coverage.
Your employer needs to have workers’ compensation insurance. This is something that they need to have as per the law in New York State. You do need to be in a position that would qualify you for workers comp.
You must have had a work injury. You cannot have had the injury outside of work. It needs to have happened in the scope of the workplace. It is also important that you inform your employer about your injury. Ideally, it should happen immediately, but you need to give them notice about it within 30 days of your injury.
You also need to be seen by a doctor who will officially report about your injury and state that it was, in fact, in the scope of the workplace.
Resolving Your Claim
You need to take the right steps after your accident in order to get workers’ compensation. You need to make sure your employer knows about your accident. That should be a high-priority task. You also need to see a doctor as soon as possible. They need to give you treatment and report your work injury. This treatment will be covered by your worker’s compensation.
You might be instructed to see a specific provider by your employer because they are within their worker’s compensation coverage. If they tell you where to seek treatment and you ignore them, this can impact your ability to collect workers’ compensation.
If you do insist on seeing your primary care physician, you should check to see if they are going to be able to treat you for a work injury specifically. You should make absolutely certain that the doctor treats you with the understanding that this injury happened within the scope of the workplace.
The reason you should aim to seek help from our Queens injury lawyers is that the insurance company is going to want to give you the smallest possible amount of compensation. They will want to speak to you about the incident. If you say something even remotely wrong, it can result in you getting less than what you deserve. A lawyer can protect your rights to full workers’ compensation.
Call Our Queens Work Injury Lawyers
When you have been seriously hurt at work, it is important to have a fierce legal defense. Get in touch with our lawyers today for a free consultation.