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Why You Need to File a Workers' Compensation Claim

Have you recently been hurt on-the-job? You’re not alone! 13,085 workers’ compensation claims have been filed in NY so far this year. After all, no matter how careful we are on-the-job, accidents happen. Fortunately, there are programs in place to help New Yorkers receive the compensation and medical care they need after an injury at work.

What Should You Do After You’ve Been Hurt at Work?

  1. Don’t delay getting the getting the medical care and compensation that your injuries require.
  2. Let your employer know about your work related injury and file a workers’ compensation claim as soon as possible.
  3. Contact an attorney. An experienced attorney will be able to walk you through the process, ensure that all paperwork is filed correctly and in a timely manner, and fight for your right to compensation if your claim is denied.

Why Should You File a Claim?

We know that workplace injuries can be frustrating, but don’t delay seeking the medical care and compensation that you need. As an employee, you don’t want to miss out on the benefits of a workers’ compensation claim.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits:

  • Compensation For Time Spent Out of Work –If your injuries are keeping you out of work, you may be able to receive compensation for your lost income.
  • Compensation for Medical Bills – Workers’ compensation often covers any medical bills necessary in order for you to recover from your workplace injury.

If you have been hurt at work or you know someone who has experienced a workplace injury, we encourage you to file a workers’ compensation claim as soon as possible. Our attorneys are here to help ensure that all of the proper paperwork is filed in a timely manner. If your employer or insurance give you a hard time about your workers’ compensation claim, our attorneys can help defend your right to compensation.

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