Brooklyn Work Injury Lawyer
Injured workers deserve financial help with the fallout from their accidents. Work with a Brooklyn work injury attorney to get the help you need.
The moment you’re injured at work, the only thing you’re likely thinking about is how much pain you’re in. But as the hours and days pass, you’re likely going to start to realize that your injury is going to have many more effects on your life.
Those effects are more than likely going to extend to your financial wellbeing. Serious injuries keep you from working, so how can you earn money to pay for your medical bills and day-to-day expenses? It’s a problem many Brooklyn work injury victims have faced, and many have taken advantage of the workers compensation benefits offered to them.
However, many injured workers face resistance from their employers and the insurance company when they claim the benefits they’re entitled to. That’s where a Brooklyn work injury lawyer could help you.
The attorneys at Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP are prepared to take your case and fight for the workers comp benefits you deserve.
How to Handle Workers Comp Denials
After gathering the necessary evidence, filling out seemingly endless paperwork, and filing your workers compensation claim in Brooklyn, you might face crushing disappointment when you receive a denial letter from the work comp insurance company. You’re not alone.
That’s because insurers will do everything they can to deny your claim. Doing so could save them thousands of dollars and protect their bottom line—all while you’re left to suffer without financial assistance.
But a denial doesn’t have to be the end of the matter. A Brooklyn work accident lawyer can help you appeal the denial—this time, armed with years of legal knowledge and experience and much more likely to get the outcome you’re looking for.
If your Brooklyn workers comp claim is approved, you will be eligible to receive compensation for all medical expenses tied to your workplace injury. That includes hospital stays, medications, physical therapy, surgeries, and more.
Unless you’re in an emergency situation, your medical provider needs to be authorized by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board.
Sometimes, insurers or employers in Brooklyn will dispute certain diagnostic tests or procedures, saying they’re not necessary or not covered. Teaming up with a work injury lawyer can be helpful in these situations. Your attorney will work to make sure all your healthcare expenses are covered.
When you’re seriously injured, you’re not likely going to be able to work. That’s why workers comp offers wage benefits to injured workers. Your Brooklyn workplace injury lawyer can help you demonstrate your need for the maximum wage benefits allowed under the law.
If your injury is going to prevent you from working for more than seven days, you can receive up to two-thirds of your wages through a successful work comp claim. The amount you receive is going to depend on whether you’re fully or partially disabled, and the Workers’ Compensation Board places limits on your total benefit.
Workers comp death benefits kick in when your loved one has died as a result of a work injury in Brooklyn. These benefits apply most often to surviving spouses and children, but other dependents could be eligible if there are no spouses or children in the picture.
The benefit amount is going to be somewhere around two-thirds of the average wage your loved one earned, and maximum limits do apply.
Get in Touch with a Brooklyn Work Injury Attorney
For help getting the workers comp benefits you need after your work injury, team up with Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP. To arrange a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with a Brooklyn work injury lawyer, call us at 212-385-9190 or fill out the online contact form at the bottom of the page.