Bronx Work Injury Lawyer
Experiencing a work injury is painful and difficult enough without adding a confusing workers’ compensation claim process to the mix. Let a Bronx work injury attorney shoulder some of the burden.
All injuries are tough to deal with, but when you’re injured at work, you have the added stress of worrying about your job. Will your employer hold it against you if you file a workers’ compensation claim? What you should be worrying about is getting over your injuries, not figuring out how to file a workers’ comp claim without upsetting your boss.
You don’t have to handle it all on your own. Working with a Bronx work injury lawyer from our firm can take a lot of the pressure off of you. We can help you meet all the required steps to file your claim, and we can help gather the evidence to prove your case. We can also protect your rights so the boss can’t hold a claim against you.
Which Workers’ Qualify for Workers’ Comp in the Bronx?
Most employers in the state of New York are required to obtain workers’ compensation insurance in order to protect their employees. It works much like any other insurance policy—your employer pays a monthly premium so that, when workers are injured, they can receive benefits when they need them.
The following is a list of employees who would qualify for workers’ comp benefits after a Bronx work injury:
- All workers employed with or contributing to a for-profit business
- County and municipal workers engaged in “hazardous” work
- Public school teachers, except those employed in New York City
- Employees of New York state, including some volunteers
- Domestic workers employed forty or more hours per week
- Farm workers whose employers paid them more than $1,200 within the year the injury occurred
What Kinds of Benefits Will I Receive?
Assuming your claim is approved, you will receive benefits for your medical costs related to your Bronx work accident. You should also receive cash payments as a replacement for the wages you’re missing out on.
In serious cases, you can also qualify for disability payments. And death benefits are available to the surviving spouse of a worker who has been killed on the job.
How Quickly Will I Receive My Benefits?
Once your claim is approved, you can begin to receive payments within one month of filing your claim. Once your payments have started, you should receive a payment once every two weeks. Every forty-five days, your doctors must submit progress reports detailing your recovery and when they believe you can return to work.
A Bronx Work Injury Attorney Can Help You File a Claim
The pain and stress of a workplace injury are a lot to deal with—you shouldn’t have to handle the struggle of filing a work comp claim and proving your case. Leave that to the people whose job it is to get you a positive resolution to your claim.
Call a Bronx work injury lawyer with Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP. You focus on recovering from your injuries so you can return to work, and we’ll focus on getting you the benefits you need. Give us a call at 212-385-9190 or fill out the online contact form at the bottom of the page.