Any time an individual has been injured on the job, or as a result of a
work-related accident, it is in their best interests to contact a skilled
workers' compensation attorney immediately. Even seemingly minor injuries
can have long-term effects on a person, not just physically, but emotionally
as well. In addition, workplace illnesses and injuries can lead to further
complications, time off work, loss of income, an inability to perform
required work duties, and in worst case scenario, could lead to permanent
disabilities or death. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured
at work, or while on the job, we advise you contact our firm and begin
the process of filing for workers' compensation benefits as soon as
possible after your injury.
Any delay in filing a claim for
workers' compensation benefits could bring about suspicions as to the validity of your claim,
and could ultimately lead to your claim being denied by the insurance
carrier. There are instances, however, when an individual's illness
or injury has progressively gotten worse over time, due to a continuous
exposure to harmful chemicals, to the repetitive nature of their job,
or to various other factors. In these cases, we advise you consult with
an attorney as soon as you become aware of the fact that your illness
or injury is work-related, or when you are forced to take time off work
in order to either seek medical attention or recover from your injuries.
When you contact our firm, we will be able to help you fill out the proper
paperwork and make the official notification to your employer so that
the workers' compensation claim process can be initiated.
For more than 50 years Katz, Leidman, Freund & Herman has worked hard
to protect the rights and interests of our New York City and Long Island
clients. We tackle each case with a high-level of professionalism and
compassion, as we understand the complications surrounding workplace injuries,
and we are relentless when it comes to fighting for the benefits and compensation
our clients rightfully deserve.
If you have questions about workers' compensation, or need to file
a workers' compensation claim, immediately
contact a Long Island workers' compensation attorney at our firm in order
to discuss your case.