Category Archives: Workers Compensation

Find out about how to receive Workers’ Compensation on Long Island for injuries in the workplace.

5 Reasons Why You Need a Workers Comp Lawyer

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 Injuries

An 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.Workers comp lawyer Queens, NY

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...
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What is Considered to be a Work-Related Injury?

An important part of New York workers compensation benefits is to understand what specifically is considered to be a work-related injury. This seems like a straightforward, simple answer–a work-related injury occurs when you are working on the job, but there are some other factors and exceptions to consider.

Most work-related injuries are ones that cause immediate harm to the worker such as cuts, burns, broken bones, sprains, strains and concussions just to name a few, but there are some less apparent work-related injuries that are eligible for workers compensation coverage.

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People with Occupational Diseases are Also Eligible for Workers Comp

New York workers’ compensation law also covers conditions known as occupational diseases. These are illnesses or diseases that occur as a direct result of being on the job. Some examples of this includes illnesses...

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Who is Not Eligible for New York Workers Compensation Benefits – Part 2

There are some categories of workers who are not eligible for workman’s comp in New York and before consulting a worker’s comp attorney, it is a good idea to see if you fall into one of these categories. Last month in part one of our two-part series on who is not eligible for New York workers compensation benefits we covered these groups: 
  • People Who Are Covered Under Other Workers’ Compensation Systems
  • Volunteers for Non-Profit Organizations
  • Amateur Athletes
  • Independent Contractors
Again, the general rule of thumb to follow as a business owner is that you need to get workers compensation insurance if you hire an employee. But again, there are categories of people who are not eligible for New York Workers Compensation Benefits.Spouses and Minor Children of FarmersThe spouse and minor children (under 18 years old) of a farmer, who employs them as help, as long as they are not under...
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