When you’ve been hurt in a workplace accident, the last thing you need is to handle the process of filing for workers’ comp benefits on your own. These proceedings are often complicated and difficult, and if you don’t possess the necessary knowledge to help you navigate them, you might find yourself unable to get the compensation you need for your recovery.
Luckily, you don’t have to pursue your workers’ comp benefits without help. The attorneys at Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP offer the following information about how you can get the workers’ comp help you need.
Hire an Attorney
Perhaps the most important step in getting workers’ comp help is immediately hiring an attorney. This will allow you to have consistent guidance throughout the pending proceedings so you don’t make mistakes that could cost you your compensation.
Review Your Case
To get the workers’ comp help you need, you need to ensure you are eligible to recover damages in the first place. When you work with an attorney, he or she will go over your medical documents, witness testimony, and more to help you figure out whether you are, in fact, eligible for workers’ comp.
File on Time
You’ll need to adhere to New York state guidelines as you seek workers’ comp benefits. Statutes of limitations regarding how long you have to file a claim after your accident are in place. Waiting too long to begin the filing process could cost you your damages, even if you are otherwise entirely eligible to receive the help you need.
A workers’ compensation attorney should be highly knowledgeable in this area. He or she will help you ensure no mistakes are made or deadlines missed.
Cooperate with the Board
Nothing will kill your chances of recovering the help you need than refusing to cooperate with the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. You and your attorney need to cooperate and provide the board with any necessary follow-up documentation or medical proof as quickly as possible.
Get Help with Workers’ Comp Today
For help with your workers’ comp case, get in touch with Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP. When you work with us, we will do everything in our power to streamline the filing process and ensure you are awarded the benefits you need to recover after your work accident.
To schedule a consultation, give us a call today at 212-385-9190 or visit the bottom of the page to fill out our online contact form.