Once you know that you’re eligible for worker’s compensation benefits, you may wonder which benefits can you receive. Here are four major types of worker’s compensation benefits available to injured workers.
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Uncover the benefits of receiving Workers’ Compensation for injuries on Long Island.
If you’ve suffered a work-related injury or illness, you may be wondering whether you’re eligible for workers' compensation benefits and what kinds of benefits are available.
Requirements for Workers’ Compensation Benefits1. You work for a person or company who carries workers' comp insurance or is legally required to. The vast majority of employers must provide workers’ compensation benefits. In some states, however, certain businesses are exempt from providing coverage. The state of New York requires that all for-profit and nonprofit businesses with one or more employees must provide workers' compensation. 2. You are an employee of that person or company. Businesses must provide all employees with workers' comp benefits. However, independent contractors, freelancers, and consultants are not eligible for workers’ comp. Employers sometimes misclassify employees as independent contractors to avoid paying benefits. If you have been denied benefits because your employer claims that...
Workers’ Compensation was instituted to help a person who has been injured on the job. The employer is liable by law to carry Workers’ Compensation for just that purpose. You may receive benefits for medical expenses, lost work hours and wages, and if you require any type of rehabilitation, that is also covered. Most workers that have been injured will qualify for benefits. However, there are exceptions where a person may be denied. If this is the case, most of these workers will contact a personal injury attorney to help with his or her case.