Category Archives: Workers Compensation

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

When Should You Appeal a Workers Comp Case Decision?

Many people don’t consider appealing their worker’s compensation decision or denial, but most should. If you feel you have a valid claim but were sent a denial letter, or, if you feel the terms of compensation offered to you are not consistent with your policy, you should appeal. Too many people think that the initial decision made by workers compensation is the final decision. They believe they should only appeal if there is new information, or if there was an error in the paperwork. In reality, most people who are denied workers’ compensation should use their right to appeal. Workers compensation is an insurance, and it is in their best interest to deny or minimize payments of as many workers compensation claims as they legally can. Statue of a gavel outside of a courthouse representing appeals of workers comp cases Queens, NY If...
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Reasons a Worker’s Comp Claim Might be Denied

Unfortunately, accidents happen and when they happen at work, most employees assume that they will be covered by workers compensation. When they are informed their claim has been denied it is common to feel frustrated, scared, stressed, and disheartened. Denied workers compensation claim Queens, NY There are many reasons a claim might be denied and having a worker’s comp lawyer to help you fight the denial is key in getting the claim decision reversed. Here are some reasons that a claim might be denied.

1.  Eligibility

Workers compensation is for those employed by a company and may not extend to contractors or freelancers. At times, an employee may be incorrectly classified by their employer and having an experienced worker’s compensation attorney to assist in proving that you meet the employment status requirements is vital.

2.  Severity

Illness and injuries entitled to workers compensation must be severe enough to...
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What to Do if You Suffer a Repetitive Stress Injury at Work

You need to pay close attention to the warning signs of a repetitive stress injury. Signs of this may include some or all of the following:    
  • Pain
  • Tingling and/or numbness (as if the limb has fallen asleep)
  • Weakness
  • Reduced range of motion
Once you notice the signs of a repetitive stress injury, you need to take action to make sure that it doesn’t have a severely negative impact on your quality of life. RSI workers comp claims Queens, NY

Notify Your Employer

If you even suspect that any of these symptoms relate to any of your work tasks, notify your employer immediately, and do it in writing so that there is some record of the complaint. Most workplaces have forms and procedures to handle these types of issues.

Contact a Work Injury Lawyer

If you are reasonably sure that the repetitive stress injury is the result of your job assignment,...
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