Manhattan On-the-Job Injury Lawyer
When you’ve been injured while performing the duties of your job, you have the right to workers’ compensation benefits. Work with a Manhattan on-the-job injury attorney who will make sure that right is protected.
We all have to work, but we should feel safe while doing it. Even if you work a relatively dangerous job, such as construction, you should be allowed the peace of mind of knowing that, if you’re injured on the job, you will be financially covered. That’s what work comp is all about, after all—to cover you in the event of an injury.
So why is filing a workers’ compensation claim so difficult? Insurance companies don’t want to pay victims—that’s why. They will make you jump through hoops to receive the money you are owed for your injury. They want to keep it for themselves.
If you’re struggling with your work comp claim, call a Manhattan on-the-job injury lawyer with our office. We can help you complete the paperwork and guide you through the whole process.
Why Insurance Companies Deny Your Claim
In New York, workers’ comp laws can be tricky because it’s not always easy to understand whether your injury qualifies. Even if you believe your injury does qualify, the insurance company might deny your claim for several reasons.
And insurance companies will do everything in their power to deny your claim. They will scrutinize your case to see that you have met every deadline, that you have completed the paperwork perfectly, and that you have supplied all necessary documentation. If you’ve missed even one small item, prepare to have your claim denied.
The following are several common reasons insurance companies will cite when they deny your Manhattan work comp claim, regardless of whether they are truthful:
- You didn’t report your injury within the specified time frame.
- Your injury is not serious enough to prevent you from working.
- They deny that your injury actually occurred at work.
- Your particular injury is not covered under workers’ comp.
What Types of Benefits Will I Receive from a Workers’ Comp Settlement?
After filing for workers’ compensation, you are likely wondering what kinds of benefits you will receive. Your approved claim will typically provide you with compensation for the following expenses:
- Injury-related medical bills
- Cost of rehabilitation services
- Replacement wages (up to two-thirds of your salary)
- Compensation for any permanent injuries
- Financial benefits to the family members of Manhattan workers killed on the job
Hire a Manhattan On-the-Job Injury Attorney
When you’ve been hurt at your workplace, you deserve compensation that will allow you to pay your bills and focus on recovering from your injury. Whether your employer is giving you a hard time about filing a workers’ comp claim or your claim was denied, we are here to help.
Contact a Manhattan on-the-job injury lawyer with Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP. We focus on workers’ comp cases, and we’ve helped countless clients with their claims. Call us today for a free consultation at 212-385-9190, or enter your contact information into the form below.