Bronx On-the-Job Injury Lawyer
Get the help you need with filing your workers comp claim by calling a Bronx workplace injury attorney.
The state of New York requires employers to obtain workers compensation insurance in order to provide for their injured workers, and that’s great for you. However, insurance companies pay out workers compensation benefits, and they are for-profit companies. This means they will try to deny your claim in any way they can.
You may believe filing for workers comp benefits is a simple thing, but in reality, you must provide evidence that your injury occurred during your employment. This is not always easy to do, and if you don’t prove your case, your claim could be denied. Avoid the stress of a denial by working with a Bronx on-the-job injury lawyer.
How to Avoid a Denial
In some cases, it would be really difficult for an insurance company to deny a claim—for example, if you fell off a roof while placing shingles as a roofer. Most cases aren’t that straightforward, though, and insurance companies will be looking for reasons to deny your claim. They will even deny your injury if they can.
How do they deny an injury? Can’t you just show them a doctor’s note? Actually, they will often send you to their own doctors. Those doctors get paid by the insurance company, so they will be more likely to minimize your injury, claim that you can still work with your injury, or deny you even have an injury at all.
You can help yourself avoid a denial of your Bronx on-the-job injury claim by following these steps:
- Carefully follow all time limits as outlined in workers compensation guidelines, such as notifying your employer of your accident within thirty days.
- Gather all evidence of your injury, including medical documentation, witness statements, video evidence, etc.
- Ensure that your doctor points to your on-the-job accident as the cause of your injury. Otherwise, the insurance company could try to claim the injury occurred elsewhere.
- Attend all relevant hearings and court proceedings, and consider hiring an attorney to help you with all of the above steps.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Expect?
Compensation for work-related injuries in the Bronx is designed to keep you afloat while recovering from your accident. You will get just enough to replace your wages and pay your accident-related medical costs.
If you are permanently disabled because of your accident, or in the case of a wrongful death, the benefit payments could be greater and might include permanent injury payments or death benefits.
Contact a Bronx On-the-Job Injury Attorney
If you’ve been injured at work, don’t give the insurance companies any reason to deny your claim. Help is available when you work with a Bronx on-the-job injury lawyer. We can help ensure that all filing deadlines are met and all paperwork is perfect. Then, we’ll make sure you have all the evidence needed to prove your workers comp case.
Turn to Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP for your workers compensation claim needs. We can discuss the details of your case for free during an initial case review. Call today at 212-385-9190 or complete our website contact form at the bottom of this page.