NYC Back Injury Lawyer
Have you sustained a back injury because of your job? You most likely qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Check with an NYC back injury attorney to determine what benefits you’re eligible to receive.
You may already be aware that New York workers are entitled to workers’ comp benefits when they’ve been injured on the job, but you may not know whether your injury qualifies. Many people think the only injuries that qualify are serious injuries that occur suddenly, such as a fall down a staircase at work. Back injuries can be a bit different.
Your employment may require you to lift heavy objects or involve a lot of bending and twisting. If this type of work environment has harmed your back over time, you can still qualify for workers’ compensation. To determine whether your back injury will allow you to recover benefits and time off of work, call an NYC back injury lawyer at our firm.
Filing a Work Comp Claim for a Back Injury in NYC
Back injuries are definitely eligible under New York work comp laws; however, they can be a little more difficult to prove when filing your claim. Individual situations vary widely, and some injuries will be more easily proved than others.
The main reason an NYC back injury claim can be more complicated is because you will have to prove that the injury was a result of your employment. Back injuries can occur for a number of reasons:
- Lifting objects that are too heavy
- An auto collision
- Repeated stress over time
- Pushing your body beyond its capabilities
- Traumatic injury to your back
The work comp insurance companies may scrutinize your case more closely or even deny your claim if they believe your injury could have been caused by a factor outside of your work environment. For example, they may deny your claim because you were in a recent car crash outside of work and they believe that event caused your injury.
What Types of Benefits Can You Receive for an NYC Back Injury?
Of course, you need to know what kinds of benefits you will qualify for, and that will depend on the nature and extent of your injuries. If you need time off work to recover from your NYC back injury, you may be able to get cash benefits to replace your missed wages. Here’s a look at the benefits New York workers’ comp provides for back injuries:
- Cash benefits
- Necessary medical expenses
- Household replacement expenses
Reach Out to an NYC Back Injury Attorney
Almost all work-related injuries are eligible for compensation under New York’s work comp laws, but back injury claims can be a little trickier than others to prove. Why? Your back injury might have occurred over time, and proving that you didn’t injure yourself outside of work can be difficult.
Don’t worry, though. An NYC back injury lawyer can help gather evidence to prove your case and ensure you get the benefits you need and deserve. Call 212-385-9190 today to speak with an attorney from Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP during a free consultation. You may also complete the online contact form below.