Queens Corrections Officer Workers Comp Lawyer
Corrections officers are all too familiar with workplace injuries and the toll they can take. In your pursuit of workers compensation, enlist a Queens corrections officer workers comp lawyer to relieve some of the burden you’re facing.
If you’re a corrections officer, you know your work environment is by definition dangerous. But you choose to come to work every day to do your job.
So when you’re injured while you’re at work, there’s no denying that you deserve every ounce of help you can possibly get. For most people in similar situations, that help comes from filing a successful workers compensation claim.
But attempting to navigate the claims process can be difficult without the right guidance. One small mistake could end up costing you the benefits you desperately need. Luckily, our team is here to help. When you hire a Queens corrections officer workers comp lawyer from Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP, you’re investing not only in qualified legal assistance, but also in your physical and financial wellbeing.
Reasons to File a Workers Compensation Claim
One of your lawyer’s responsibilities will be to accurately convey the cause of your injuries and explain why your injuries qualify you for benefits.
If you attempt to do this without an attorney, you may find that you don’t possess the experience or skills to explain the cause of your injury in a way that will convince workers comp officials to award you the benefits you need.
But your attorney will have an understanding of your job as a corrections officer, and he or she will be able to clearly explain how you sustained your injuries and why your workers compensation claim should be approved.
Some common causes of injuries corrections officers suffer include the following:
- Repetitive motions that cause muscle strains
- Lifting heavy items
- Being attacked by an inmate
- Trying to break up a riot or fight
- Slip-and-fall accidents
Benefits Your Lawyer Will Seek
Depending on the severity of your case and the injuries you suffered, the damages you name in your workers compensation claim will vary. However, one thing is certain: To garner a complete recovery, you will need workers compensation benefits.
Medical bills are expensive, and when you combine that with the fact that you will have to take off work from the corrections facility while you recover, your finances are only going to suffer more.
To offer you the complete coverage you need to manage any financial fallout from your accident, your Queens corrections officer workers comp lawyer may advise you to seek the following workers compensation benefits:
- Lost wages
- Compensation for any wages you may lose in the future
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Medical coverage
- Permanent disability compensation
Take the First Step Today
If you were injured in an accident at a correctional facility, the last thing you should have to deal with on top of your injuries is navigating the legal process alone. Let Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP shoulder some of that burden and work to get you the benefits you deserve.
To schedule a consultation with a Queens corrections officer workers comp lawyer, call 212-385-9190 or fill out our online contact form at the bottom of the page.