New York Workers Comp Claim
Navigating the New York workers compensation claim process on your own can be tough, but help is available. Get in touch with Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP for the help you need.
When you’ve been injured at work, you’re suddenly forced to deal with a lot of stress. You must attend to your injuries, often undergoing painful surgeries. You’re worried about how you’ll provide for your family if you can’t return to work right away. Then you have to try to figure out how to file a New York workers comp claim.
The whole situation may seem overwhelming, and some people try to avoid the added stress by returning to work before they’ve recovered from their injuries. In almost every case, that’s not a good idea.
You can harm your health for life if you don’t give yourself time to heal. But here’s the good news: You can get the benefits you need, as well as assistance with the claim process, by working with a qualified work comp attorney at our firm.
Deadlines for Filing a Workers Comp Claim in New York
An important aspect of filing your workers compensation claim is doing so in a timely manner. The first thing you should do after being injured in an on-the-job accident is seek medical attention.
Make sure you tell your doctor how your injury occurred and that it happened at work. Your doctor will be required to provide documentation for the insurance company and the New York Workers’ Compensation Board.
Here are a few of the important time frames you must adhere to when filing your New York workman’s comp claim:
- You must notify your employer of your injury as soon as possible, but definitely within thirty days of the date of your injury.
- You must file a claim as soon as possible, but, at latest, it must be filed within two years of the date of your injury.
- Within forty-eight hours, your doctor should provide a medical report.
- Make sure your employer notifies the Board of your injury within ten days of your notification.
Your New York Workplace Injury Benefits
If your New York work comp claim is approved, you could be awarded the following benefits:
- Cash benefits to replace missed wages from work
- Payment of all necessary medical care
- Disability payments
- Cash payments for household replacement services
Need Help Filing a Workers Compensation Claim in New York?
Understanding the workers compensation claim process can be difficult, but there’s no rule that says you have to deal with it on your own.
Hiring an attorney is helpful when filing a claim for several reasons: You will be more likely to complete the paperwork correctly, you’ll have an ally against the insurance companies, and you’ll have help fighting a denial in court, if necessary.
With a lawyer by your side, your New York workers comp claim will stand a strong chance of succeeding. Call Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP to get help filing your claim. You can discuss your work accident with us during a free consultation by calling 212-385-9190 or completing the contact form on this page.