Every year, numerous New York residents get hurt while on the job. Has it happened to you? If so, are you wondering how workers’ compensation works? You are not alone if you are. Many people know this benefit exists, but they are unsure of how to access it.
After suffering a workplace injury, getting medical assistance right away is critical. Even if you think the injury may not be severe, there is nothing wrong with seeking medical advice and, if needed, treatment. After getting the initial care that you need, it is time to report the injury to your employer. Do not wait to do this. You only have a small window of time to file this report.
After reporting your injury, it is time to file a workers’ compensation claim. Your employer should have the form you need, but, if not, legal counsel can help you obtain one. When you file this claim, you will need to include quite a few details about your accident and injury. Your workers’ comp provider will want to know when the injury occurred and how, the names of any witnesses to the event, and information about any treatment already received — among various other things. The more details you can include, the better.
Even if you provide all the information your workers’ compensation provider needs and you file in the necessary time frame, it is not uncommon for these claims to be denied. Many New York residents have their claims rejected every year. If yours is, or if the compensation offered you seems insufficient, you may be able to appeal or fight for more. Legal counsel may be able to help you do this. To learn how an experienced attorney can be of assistance to you, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.