Queens Workers Compensation
For answers to your questions about workers compensation in Queens, contact a workers comp attorney from our firm. We can get you the benefits you’re entitled to under the law.
If you’ve never been injured on the job, why would you know anything about workers compensation laws? Many employees won’t even think about workers comp until the unlucky day when they suffer a work-related injury or illness.
That’s when you’ll want to know as much as you can about the laws and your benefits so you can pay your bills while you’re out of work. To get the most accurate information, speak with a Queens workers compensation attorney who knows everything there is to know about workers comp.
What Is Workers Compensation?
Workers compensation is a type of insurance employers must acquire in order to provide benefits to their employees in the event of an on-the-job injury or work-related illness. The coverage usually includes cash benefits and medical care.
Who Qualifies for Benefits?
Most New York workers qualify for workers comp benefits. The employees of for-profit organizations, teachers, those employed in hazardous work environments, domestic workers employed forty hours per week or more, and many more workers in Queens qualify.
What Kinds of Benefits Can I Get?
The amount and type of benefits you will qualify for will depend on your specific case, and it’s often a good idea to discuss your case with a Queens workers comp attorney who can help you better understand what kinds of benefits you will qualify for.
We’ve listed a few of the most common Queens workers comp benefits below:
- Cash benefits
- Lost wages, up to certain limits
- Medical expenses related to your injury
- The difference in wages if you’re still working but at a diminished capacity or for a lower wage
- Permanent disability
How Do I File a Claim?
To file a Queens workers compensation claim, you must take some steps and meet some deadlines. We have detailed the basics of the process below:
- The first step is to seek medical attention right away, and be sure that the doctor documents your injury as work-related.
- Next, you must notify your employer as soon as possible, but definitely within thirty days of the incident.
- The claim itself must be filed within two years of the date of injury, but sooner is usually better.
- Be sure to attend all doctor appointments as required, and follow the instructions sent over by the Worker’s Compensation Board or by the involved work comp insurance company.
- If you’re unsure about anything along the way, speak with an attorney.
Work with a Queens Workers Comp Attorney
If you have further questions about filing a workers compensation claim, we are here to help you. No matter where you are in the process, we are happy to answer your questions during a free, no-obligation consultation.
For help with your Queens workers compensation case, call a workers comp attorney from Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP. We’ve been helping our clients get the benefits they need for their work injuries for years. Call 212-385-9190 or complete our website contact form below to get started.