Workplace Injuries In New York
Every employee has the right to a safe workplace. When employers fail to uphold these standards or an accident occurs, an injured individual may need to file a claim for workers’ compensation. This coverage is meant to reimburse you for any out-of-pocket expenses related to your work injury, such as medications, hospital bills, prescriptions and more.
While you may be overwhelmed by your injury at the moment, the good news is that you don’t have to figure it out by yourself. Our New York workers’ comp attorneys can utilize our insight and experience to guide you through the process and ensure you get a fair outcome.Ready to discuss your workplace injury? Please feel free to fill out a free case evaluation.
“Will My Injury Be Covered Under Workers’ Comp?”
When it comes to workplace injuries, even the most minor can be qualified for workers’ compensation. In New York, most employers are required to obtain this type of insurance. Any injury that causes you to miss a certain amount of time from work, undergo serious medical treatment or suffer debilitation will likely be covered under workers’ compensation.
We are proud to represent clients suffering from the following:
- Neck and back injuries
- Knee, shoulder and elbow injuries
- Vision and hearing loss
- Gas, asbestos and toxic exposure
- Repetitive stress
- Any other type of injury
Our team understands how stressful it can be to navigate the legal system or piles of paperwork following a serious workplace accident. That is why Katz, Leidman, Freund & Herman, is here to take the legal burden off of your plate. With decades of proven experience under our belts, we are more than prepared to provide the meaningful assistance you need during this time. From reviewing medical documents and helping you ensure you are covered under workers’ comp to pursuing litigation against additional parties, you can rely on our firm to deliver top-notch support.
What To Do After Suffering An Injury
Make sure you follow these steps after an accident:
- Get medical care and keep an eye on any injuries
- Alert your employer of the accident and any damages you suffered
- Call a New York workers’ comp lawyer for counsel
- Fill out the proper forms to file a claim for compensation
- Be prepared to have your injuries assessed in a medical examination
- Visit your doctor regularly and follow their medical advice
If, for any reason, your claim is denied, you can appeal the decision or request a hearing. It is crucial for you to have a legal advocate who will fight to make your side of the story heard during this time.
Have more questions on what you should do after suffering a serious injury? Katz, Leidman, Freund & Herman, can provide the answers you need! Call now to set up a consultation.