Manhattan Work Accident Lawyer
Filing a workers compensation claim can be intimidating. To help ensure your claim gets a positive resolution, contact a Manhattan work accident attorney.
Workers compensation was created to protect workers when they are injured on the job. Naturally, you must meet certain criteria in order to receive the benefits workers comp offers. In theory, it should be easy to prove that you were injured at work and to receive compensation. It doesn’t always work out that way, though.
Sometimes, your employer will give you a hard time about filing a claim; other times, the insurance company will deny your claim for what seems like no reason at all. It can also be difficult to understand how to file all the paperwork.
One thing that could make your situation easier is to hire a Manhattan work accident lawyer from our firm. We can make the process of filing for workers compensation a smooth one for you. That way, you can avoid the stress and financial strain of a claim denial.
How Do I Know if I’m Covered?
Many workers wrongly assume that their company doesn’t cover them, so they don’t file a claim at all. Perhaps you’re only a part-time employee, or maybe you work for a very small business; either way, you might not assume that your employer is required to carry workers comp insurance.
Almost all employers in the state of New York must carry workers comp insurance. Here is a list of some of the types of employers who must provide these benefits:
- All for-profit businesses, including those that employ part-time workers, borrowed workers, leased workers, family members, and volunteers
- Employers of workers in fields deemed hazardous
- Employers of public school teachers, except those employed by New York City, and public school aides, including NYC aides
- New York state employees, including some volunteer workers
- Domestic workers employed forty hours per week or more
What Are the Deadlines for Filing a Claim?
Here’s what to do after you’ve been injured in a work accident:
- Obtain medical treatment right away and be sure the doctor submits the appropriate paperwork to the correct office.
- Inform your employer of the accident within thirty days of your injury.
- File your workers compensation claim within two years of the accident or within two years of your awareness that your injury happened at work.
Your employer and the insurance company also have to follow certain timelines.
Contact a Manhattan Work Accident Attorney
You didn’t ask to be injured at your workplace, but here you are. Luckily, you have a right to workers comp. However, you’re likely to face some difficulty getting the compensation you need to get by.
The paperwork can be intimidating and the time frames constricting, and it might make you uncomfortable to file a claim, but you don’t have to go through this process alone.
A Manhattan work accident lawyer with Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP can help you with your claim. We will take the stress out of the situation so you can focus on recovering from your work-related injury. For a free consultation, complete the below website contact form or call us at 212-385-9190.