In 99% of cases, it is very important to have an attorney. The insurance company will have an attorney on their case, so if you’re am injured worker without a lawyer, you’re already at a disadvantage. The workers’ compensation attorney for the insurance company obviously knows the system. It’s always best to have a workers’ […]
How are New York workers’ comp benefits calculated?
The formula for New York workers’ comp is complicated, but first you determine a person’s average weekly wage, which is calculated by looking back at the year prior to the injury. For example, if you were injured on January 1, 2018, your average weekly wage should be based on your earnings from January 1, 2017 […]
Workers’ Compensation Insurance – Minimizing Your Benefits & Insurance Fraud
What do workers’ compensation insurance companies do to attempt to show that an injured employee isn’t as injured as the employee says? When a workers’ compensation insurance investigator is trying to disprove the extent of an employee’s injury, their investigation may be as simple as just knocking on your door and asking to speak with […]
What are common defenses that employers raise to defeat a workers’ compensation claim?
Workers’ compensation defenses are called C-7 issues. Under Workers’ Compensation Law Section 21, injured workers are entitled to a presumption that an injury arose out of his or her workplace. The lawyers for the workers’ compensation insurance carrier would have to present some kind of evidence showing that your injury didn’t happen in the workplace. […]
Can I go to my own doctor if I have a workers’ compensation injury?
There are doctors who must apply and be approved of by the Workers’ Compensation Board. Once approved, these doctors are authorized by workers’ compensation to treat injured claimants. The Workers’ Compensation Board website has a list of doctors who cover every field of medicine, from orthopedists to surgeons. In most cases, you can see the […]
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