Category Archives: Work Accident Compensation

Discover how to receive compensation for work accidents in workplaces on Long Island.

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Instead of Filing Yourself

When you’re injured on the job, you are suddenly faced with a lot of stress. Not only do you have to fill out paperwork for a claim, but you are also out of work for however long it takes to heal. It takes time for a claim to be filed and presented before a judge for Workers’ Compensation. In the meantime, you will have medical bills, lost wages, and other challenges.You can file a claim for Workers’ Compensation on Long Island yourself, but hiring an attorney is a smart thing to do.Here’s 5 reasons why to hire an attorney:1. Take Time to HealDepending on the extent of your injuries, you may have an extensive amount of medical procedures to undergo to heal. In addition, even if your injury doesn’t require surgery, adding a Workers’ Compensation claim procedure to your schedule only adds...
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What’s Covered Under The Workers’ Compensation Law On Long Island?

Over the past decade, the State of New York has come up with comprehensive legislature to protect the rights of workers who get injured on the job. Previously, employers would suffer loss from their employee’s effort to secure compensation for such injuries. The animosity they felt towards such employees has been averted since employers can avoid such expenses by getting Workers’ Compensation insurance.Under the Workers’ Compensation law, any injury that results on industry premises, or while executing industry duties, may be compensated. In a situation where a worker does not file a Workers’ Compensation claim, they are likely to lose their rights to benefits and medical care.Workers’ Compensation law judges may assist employees who do not have an attorney. If the circumstances result in complicated cases, which the employer on different grounds contests most cases, and then you have to appeal, you can...
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Steps to Appeal a Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim

Unfortunately, legitimate Workers’ Compensation claims are often denied by an insurer, which leads the injured employee to hire a lawyer. Here are some of the main reasons why legitimate Workers’ Compensation claims may be denied:
  • Lack of witness to incident
  • Delayed report of injury
  • The accident report and initial medical records conflict
  • You did not pass a drug test
  • Your claim was filed after employment termination
  • Refusal to provide a recorded statement
  • Refusal to sign medical authorizations
Employers strive to deny Workers' Compensation claims to avoid an increase in their insurance expenses and liability, and insurance companies look for some basis to deny the claim.However, this does not have to be the end of claim process. If you accept a denial letter with no further action, it may result in the loss of your right to pursue the claim. You do, however, have...
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