Brooklyn Work Accident Lawyer
When a work accident leaves you unable to work and in need of compensation, reach out to a Brooklyn work accident attorney.
Whether you were hurt by a falling object at a construction site or injured when you slipped on a wet floor at your office, you’re likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits under New York law. Countless injured workers in Brooklyn have relied on these benefits to get by while they recover from a serious workplace injury.
Unfortunately, thousands of Brooklyn workers have also struggled to get the benefits owed to them. They often face pushback from employers who don’t want their work comp insurance premiums to rise, and if they overcome that obstacle, they may still face unfair denials from the insurance companies.
Dealing with these kinds of difficulties while you’re injured can be incredibly stressful, and without help, you might end up empty-handed. That’s why so many injured workers enlist the help of a Brooklyn work accident lawyer.
At Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP, we have a strong track record of helping injured workers get the workers’ comp benefits they need. Allow us to show you how we can help.
Do You Qualify for Workers’ Comp?
With very few exceptions, all Brooklyn employees are covered by workers’ comp. But that doesn’t mean that all types of injuries qualify.
Essentially, any accidental injury you suffer during the course of completing your work duties can qualify you for workers’ comp benefits. Even if your injury won’t keep you out of work for long, or at all, you can still receive compensation for your medical bills.
However, a few factors could disqualify you from receiving workers’ comp benefits in Brooklyn:
- You were intoxicated at the time of your Brooklyn work accident.
- You injured yourself on purpose.
- You directly violated company policy and were injured as a result.
- You purposefully misrepresented your injuries in your claim.
It’s important to keep in mind that work comp insurance companies do not want to give you your workers’ comp benefits, so they will be looking for any inconsistencies in your claim. A Brooklyn work injury lawyer can help you make sure your claim or appeal is bulletproof.
Responsibilities of Employers
In almost all cases, employers in New York must provide workers’ comp insurance for all employees or face significant financial penalties. That means employers have to provide work comp for full- and part-time employees, family members they employ, and even volunteers in some situations.
Additionally, no matter how much they may want to, your employers cannot retaliate against you for filing a claim for workers compensation in Brooklyn. If you feel that you have been punished by your employer because of your work accident and subsequent workers’ comp claim, a lawyer can help you as you move forward.
The Compensation You Need
Unfortunately, many Brooklyn work accident victims who clearly qualify for workers’ comp see their initial claims denied for small errors or, sometimes, for no apparent reason at all. Insurance companies are required to detail their reasons for denying your benefits, however. Your work comp lawyer can help you appeal the denial based on that information.
A successful claim or appeal can land you the compensation you need in order to survive while you recover from your work accident. Workers’ comp provides the following types of compensation:
- Medical benefits
- Lost wages
- Death benefits (for family member of workers who died because of a work accident)
Call a Brooklyn Work Accident Attorney
There’s no time to waste when you’re injured and unable to work; you need your workers’ comp benefits as quickly as possible. At Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP, we understand the urgency of your situtation and will do everything we can to streamline the process and make sure you receive the benefits you need.
Give us a call at 212-385-9190 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free consultation with a Brooklyn work accident lawyer.