When you’ve been injured in an on-the-job accident or you’ve contracted a work-related disease in New York, one of the most important things for you to do is file a workers compensation claim right away.
If you hire a workers comp attorney from our office, we can help you with the claims process so you will have a great chance of getting everything you need in your work comp settlement.
At this point, you’re probably wondering what’s included in a NY workers compensation settlement. You need to know so you can financially prepare for the time you’ll be away from work because of your injury or illness. Below, we’ve outlined the benefits that are often included in workers comp settlements.
NY Workers Comp Benefits
After the insurance company has approved your workers compensation claim, you may be owed a number of injury benefits under the law. Much of your compensation will depend on the seriousness of your injury, and, in some cases, you can even receive cash benefits or a lump sum payment.
Everything depends on the unique circumstances of your case, which your attorney can discuss with you. The following is a list of common benefits that are paid out to workers comp claimants in New York:
- Complete medical coverage for your injury and all associated costs
- Lost wages from missed work (usually two-thirds of your salary), up to a certain limit
- Permanent injury coverage in the case of a disability
- Cash awards
- Rehabilitation services
- Death benefits
Speak with a NY Workers Comp Attorney
Now that you know what’s included in a NY workers compensation settlement, feel free to call our office to schedule a free consultation with a workers comp lawyer at Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP. To get in touch, you can fill out our contact form below or call us at 212-385-9190.