Category Archives: Workers Compensation

Find out about how to receive Workers’ Compensation on Long Island for injuries in the workplace.

Workers’ Compensation Law 101: The Basics

Workers’ Compensation was instituted to help a person who has been injured on the job. The employer is liable by law to carry Workers’ Compensation for just that purpose. You may receive benefits for medical expenses, lost work hours and wages, and if you require any type of rehabilitation, that is also covered.Most workers that have been injured will qualify for benefits. However, there are exceptions where a person may be denied. If this is the case, most of these workers will contact a personal injury attorney to help with his or her case.

Know What Workers’ Compensation Is Available For Your State

There are so many legal terms that people, in general, do not understand nor do they have a need to understand them. What you do need to be aware of is the laws for your state as they can vary from...
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Why You Need A Workers Comp Lawyer To Help Fight For Your Rights

Rightful Claims Are Routinely Denied

The whole idea behind Workers’ Comp is to help people who are injured on the job or have fallen ill and are unable to work. Of course, that may be the idea but these days it often isn't the case. New statistics point out that most initial claims are now denied because many states have lowered benefits making it nearly impossible for workers to receive the compensation they deserve. This is not a good area for "Do It Yourself" representation, and the first thing you should do if you've been injured or are ill is call a qualified work accident compensation lawyer on Long Island immediately.

Missed Details Often Cause A Claim To Be Lost

Every detail, no matter how small is important. Since workers comp claims are mainly generated by injures received at work, all medical evidence is crucial...
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How to Receive Worker’s Compensation After an Injury in the Workplace

If you become injured on the job you may be entitled to cash benefits or medical care through Workers’ Compensation insurance.As an employee, you are not required to contribute to the cost of the Workers’ Compensation insurance. Employers pay for the premiums through a private insurer, however the claims are processed through a state agency called the Workers’ Compensation Board. If there is any dispute between the employee and employer as to the nature of the injuries, it will be decided by the Workers’ Compensation Board.

How Workers’ Compensation Differs from Insurance Programs

Unlike other insurance programs where the claimant might be awarded less or more compensation based on their role they played in the injury, Workers’ Compensation does not place blame on the employee or employer. There are a few exclusions to this, which include the employee being found to be on drugs, being intoxicated, or there was intent to injure...
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