Category Archives: Benefits of Workers’ Compensation

Uncover the benefits of receiving Workers’ Compensation for injuries on Long Island.

If I file a claim for Workers’ Compensation, can I be fired by my employer?

Many people want to find out from a Queens work injury lawyer if they can get fired while receiving or seeking Workers' Compensation benefits. While an employer does not have to keep your job open, you cannot be terminated or discriminated against just because you are claiming or receiving Workers' Compensation.

What happens if I have proof my employer fired me because I filed a claim for Workers’ Compensation benefits?

If you have proof that your employer purposely or intentionally fired you because you filed a claim for Workers' Compensation benefits, you have the right to sue your employer. Because of wrongful discharge, you may be entitled to additional compensation beyond what you're receiving from Workers' Compensation.

Keep Your Employer Informed About Your Intentions for Employment

Our Queens Workers' Compensation attorney finds that having an open dialogue with your employer is a way to ensure that your employment will remain available. Talk to your...
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What to Do When Your Workers’ Compensation Is Denied

Workers' Compensation is financial protection afforded to employees who have been injured on the job. However, for an employee to receive the benefits, a claim must be filed and approved by the employer’s insurance underwriter.While this is a strictly regulated process, there are still instances when coverage is denied. If this happens, you could be responsible for medical bills amounting to thousands of dollars because of a mistake. Mr. Robert Golan, PC, an experienced Suffolk County Workers' Compensation attorney can help you.

Beware Employers Offering to Pay Out of Pocket Expenses Only

Occasionally, employers will offer to pay your out-of-pocket expenses for these claims. This is not legal and can cause problems for the employee in the long run. Without the insurance paperwork, there is no real way for you to prove that the injury you sustained occurred while you were on the job. You should not agree to a scenario...
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