Getting injured on the job can completely disrupt your life. It can cause physical pain and suffering, mental anxiety, and can be financially devastating. From acute injuries caused by things like construction accidents to repetitive injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, every American worker faces the reality that they could, one day, have a workers’ compensation […]
Workers’ compensation insurance provides cash benefits and/or medical care for workers in New York that are injured or become ill as a direct result of their job. Employers pay for this insurance and aren’t allowed to require employee to contribute to the cost of compensation. Any weekly cash benefits or medical care that you receive are paid by your employer’s insurance carrier, as directed by the Workers’ Compensation Board. As a state agency, the Workers’ Compensation Board processes the claims and if it is necessary for the Board to intervene in the matter, it will determine whether the insurer will reimburse you with cash benefits and/or medical care, and the amounts that you will receive.
To date, there have been over 14,000 workers’ compensation claims this year in New York state alone. When you’re injured on the job, it can be a scary time, with a lot of unknowns. But, when you’re involved in a car accident in a company vehicle, there can be an added layer of uncertainty about […]
Have you recently gotten injured at your job? You might be wondering what steps you should take next. Specifically, a lot of people who are recently injured wonder if they really need to hire a workers’ comp lawyer or if they’ll be able to simply represent themselves. Getting injured on the job is a struggle […]
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