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Frequently Asked Questions About Workers' Compensation

Have you recently been injured at work? It is important that you take steps to ensure the financial and medical benefits that you are entitled to through workers’ compensation. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions we receive regarding workers’ compensation.

Workers’ Compensation FAQs:

  1. When should I file my claim? You should file your workers’ compensation claim soon after your injury. Filing your claim quickly will help ensure that you have access to the compensation necessary to make a speedy recovery. New York State law requires that you fill out your form within two years of the date of the accident.
  2. What happens if I don’t file a workers’ compensation claim? If you don’t file your claim, you may lose your rights to benefits and medical care. It is important that you take the time to file your workers’ compensation claim so that you can receive the compensation that you are entitled to.
  3. Do I need an attorney? An attorney knows how to navigate through the legal aspects of your workers’ compensation claim. Your attorney will be able to file the correct paperwork in a timely manner and work through more complicated cases where your insurance company contests the claim.
  4. What happens when a claim is contested? If the insurance carrier contests your claim, they will need to state the reasons why the claim is not being paid. You should contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to represent you in a conference or hearing.
  5. How do I file a workers' compensation claim? You will need the help and expertise of an experienced personal injury attorney in order to file a claim. We have a team of investigators that can help you build a strong case. Having an experienced attorney on your side will only improve your chances of securing compensation.
  6. Do I need to file a claim within a certain time frame? Yes! The sooner you file a claim, the better. Waiting to file a workers’ compensation claim will only delay the process. If you fail to file a claim within the statute of limitations, your claim will not be valid.

If you have recently been injured at work, we encourage you to contact our office. Our experienced attorneys are here to protect your rights and secure the compensation that you are entitled to. We have decades of combined experience in helping injured workers receive the benefits they need on the road to recovery. Call 1-888-GOT-HURT or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. We only collect attorneys fees if we secure your compensation!