Understanding How Injured Workers Can Obtain Benefits
New York’s workers’ compensation process is complicated. At Braunfotel & Frendel LLC, our lawyers will help you navigate this complex system. We will take prompt action on your behalf to help you obtain the compensation and medical benefits you are entitled to receive. The workers’ compensation carrier, and the courts for that matter, will not tell you what you are entitled to receive. That is why you need Scott D. Frendel, an experienced and highly decorated attorney on your side.
New York’s Workers’ Compensation Process
When seeking workers’ compensation benefits, there are three primary steps you will need to follow:
- Get medical attention: The first thing you should do after a workplace injury is to see a doctor and get the needed medical treatment.
- Report the injury: After seeing a doctor, you need to report the injury to their employer. While it is best to do this as quickly as possible, you have 30 days from the date of the accident to report your injuries.
- File a workers’ compensation claim: When you are ready to file for benefits, you must submit a claim to the workers’ compensation board. The form you will need to complete is the Employee Claim (C-3) document.
You Need An Attorney Who Knows The System
New York has strict guidelines and deadlines in place for obtaining benefits. If you wait too long or do not accurately complete the necessary legal documents, you face the risk of a denial. Our attorneys provide strong guidance during every phase of this process. We will put your claim in the strongest position to succeed. If the workers’ compensation board denies your initial claim, we will work with you to file an appeal.
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