Robert Golan, PC, a worker’s compensation lawyer serving the areas of Long Island, Nassau County, Queens and Suffolk County, recently settled a $250,000 case for a union carpenter who hurt his back at work in 2016. A misunderstanding over the definition of “work” caused the Judge to suspend the $800 per week of monetary benefits to that worker and his family. At most Worker’s Compensation hearings, before monetary awards are made to an injured worker, the attorney for the insurance company routinely asks the worker if he has done any "work" since the last hearing or since his or her accident. “Work” to the court is defined as any activity that could be considered to be “work” such as bartering or volunteering your services, helping out a friend or family member with a business, working on the books, off the books, etc. Attorneys routinely inform the client of this...
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New York workers compensation benefits are not easy to understand by a layperson and there are many reasons you need to hire a worker’s compensation attorney if you have been injured on the job.
1 – Getting Adequate Compensation for Your InjuriesAn insurance company’s job when assessing work injury claims is to get the claim dismissed or settled at the lowest possible cost to the insurer. A good workers compensation lawyer can make sure that what you receive is fair and takes all of your expenses into consideration. Not just for lost wages, but medical bills and possible future medical expenses if you end up with a permanent disability.
2 – Appealing Cases (if necessary)About half of all workers compensation claims are won during an appeals process. Insurers use every trick in the book to make you (and your...
The neck is a part of the body that is particularly prone to injury, especially in work environments. Consider some of these common risk factors for neck injuries:
- Repetitive activities – Especially when working at a computer work station
- Lifting heavy objects
- Falling objects
- Auto accidents
Wear Head Protective GearHard hats not only protect the head, but can help protect...
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