Over the past decade, the State of New York has come up with comprehensive legislature to protect the rights of workers who get injured on the job. Previously, employers would suffer loss from their employee’s effort to secure compensation for such injuries. The animosity they felt towards such employees has been averted since employers can avoid such expenses by getting Workers’ Compensation insurance. Under the Workers’ Compensation law, any injury that results on industry premises, or while executing industry duties, may be compensated. In a situation where a worker does not file a Workers’ Compensation claim, they are likely to lose their rights to benefits and medical care. Workers’ Compensation law judges may assist employees who do not have an attorney. If the circumstances result in complicated cases, which the employer on different grounds contests most cases,...
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Unfortunately, legitimate Workers’ Compensation claims are often denied by an insurer, which leads the injured employee to hire a lawyer. Here are some of the main reasons why legitimate Workers’ Compensation claims may be denied:
- Lack of witness to incident
- Delayed report of injury
- The accident report and initial medical records conflict
- You did not pass a drug test
- Your claim was filed after employment termination
- Refusal to provide a recorded statement
- Refusal to sign medical authorizations
Workers’ Compensation is a weighty issue in so many organizations and companies. In some places, personnel department handles compensation claims, whereas in other places, a risk manager or insurance purchasing manager does it. As a worker, you should be in a position to know who is responsible for such claims in your organization. The specialist does take care of employees’ injury claims because they are not like any other medical case. They involve certain investigations, which are at the same time the case is reported. Here are some of the investigations that are necessary. - Establishing whether the accident occurred in the course of duty - Consulting the relevant insurance cover If the injury is severe, then OSHA investigation is necessary. The company takes immediate action to prevent injuries of the same nature in future. So many bodies that give insurance...