Injuries Covered By New York Workers’ Compensation Laws

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Robert Golan

No matter what the degree of injury or illness, certain medical and non-medical criteria must be proven before Suffolk County Workers’ Compensation can be paid to injured workers:

The injured worker was employed by an employer required to carry Workers’ Compensation for its employees.

What is Required for Workers’ Compensation

The injured worker’s job description and position were required to have Workers’ Compensation under New York Law.

The injuries sustained were a direct result of the worker’s performance on the job of his specified duties.

Written Notice of the details of the injury or illness was sent to the employer within 30 days of the date of the incident.

A Medical report listing the injury or illness was a result of the worker’s performance of his job for the company.

Filing Counter Claims for Workers’ Compensation

Since employers and third parties involved in the Workers’ Compensation claim process can file counter claims or other requests for proof of any kind, claimants should keep records of their medical procedures related to their employment related illness or injury. They should also be prepared to provide any other requested proofs from medical professionals at any time during the worker’s compensation claims adjudication process.

Medical Exams

To continue to receive work accident compensation Suffolk County benefits, injured workers will be required to undergo any kind of medical exam required to prove the claimant is still unable to work due to the work related injury or illness.

In addition to 2/3 of a claimant’s wages, injured workers can receive benefits to cover required medical treatment including transportation expenses.

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