New York Workers' Compensation Benefits
What are injured workers entitled to?
If you were injured on the job, you should become informed of your rights
under New York's
workers' compensation laws, especially as they refer to benefits. Since employers and insurance
carriers retain the right to dispute a claim, you would benefit by
speaking to a New York workers' comp attorney from
Katz, Leidman, Freund & Herman.
The legal team has been assisting New York City residents with their workers'
compensation claims for
over 50 years, over which time the firm has
collected hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of its clients by effectively handling their workers' compensation
claims, hearings and appeals.
Information on Workers' Comp Benefits
Workers' compensation is an insurance that provides cash benefits and/or
medical care for workers who have been injured during the course of their
work, or suffered an occupational illness or disease.
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board is the state agency
that processes claims, and weekly cash benefits and medical care are paid
by the employer's insurance carrier, under the direction of the Workers'
Workers' compensation benefits include:
Cash Benefits: Cash benefits are 2/3 x average weekly wage x % of disability = weekly benefit.
Supplemental Benefits: These are for claimants/beneficiaries who are classified as permanently
disabled by an injury that occurred prior to January 1, 1979, and widows
or widowers receiving death benefits as a result of the death of a spouse
that occurred prior to January 1, 1979.
Medical Benefits: For necessary medical care related to the original injury or illness and
the recovery from his or her disability.
Social Security Benefits: For workers who become seriously disabled for a continuous period of at
least 12 months, or permanently, they may be entitled to monthly Social
Death Benefits: For workers who die from a compensable injury, a surviving spouse and/or
minor children, or other dependents as defined by law may be entitled
to death benefits.
Contact a New York Workers' Comp Lawyer
If you need to file a workers' compensation claim, you can take comfort
in knowing that the firm accepts cases without upfront fees. Once you
get your settlement or verdict, then the firm gets paid for its services.
This result-oriented approach allows you to have a knowledgeable attorney
advocating for your rights without any cash up front.
If your injury makes it difficult for you to come to the firm's office
in downtown Manhattan, an attorney from the firm will gladly come to your
home, the hospital, or your place of employment. We even offer
free case consultations that allow you to learn how you can benefit from retaining a lawyer.