Answers to Common Questions About Workers Comp

If you’ve been injured at work, talk to a New York workers comp attorney at Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C. Our attorneys have helped thousands of honest workers receive the compensation they deserve.

A workers comp attorney in New York from our law firm can help you with your workers comp claim or file a lawsuit. Don’t allow your employer or their insurance carrier take advantage of you. Call us at Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C. for a free case review with a New York workers comp attorney. In advance of your first meeting, here are answers to many common questions that may be helpful to you.

What is workers compensation?

It’s a form of insurance that provides wages and medical benefits to those injured on the job. They are meant to take the place of your regular wages and benefits when you’re normally working.

Should I file a workers comp claim?

If you were injured while on the job you likely need medical attention. In more severe cases, injured workers require hospitalization and follow up treatment. If you don’t file a workers comp claim, you may have to pay for those costs out of your own pocket. Save your accident-related receipts for any care you receive, especially medical costs. A New York workers comp attorney from Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C. may be able to determine how much compensation you qualify for, including costs that you may not yet have incurred.

Do I have to undergo a medical exam if my employer or their insurance company says it’s necessary?

Yes. They have the right to have their designated physician perform an exam on any employee who files a workers comp claim or lawsuit. This is another reason to hire an attorney because their physician may not be objective in their assessment. As we do at Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C., a New York workers comp attorney should have their own doctor who can perform an exam to counter the results of the original assessment if it’s inaccurate or unfair.

What are the steps to filing a workers comp claim in New York?

If you have suffered a workplace injury, the first step is to let your employer know as soon as possible. Though you have up to 30 days, it’s better to do it immediately. Then,

  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible. Check with your employer first to see if the healthcare practitioner must be authorized to treat workers comp patients.
  • Keep copies of all medical documentation and receipts.
  • Contact a workers comp attorney at Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C.

Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C.

After a workplace injury, many employees are uncomfortable filing a workers comp claim for fear of retribution from their employer. The attorneys of Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C. are dedicated to protecting the rights of injured workers. We fight hard to make sure you receive the maximum compensation owed to you by law. Call us today to speak with an experienced New York workers comp attorney who can help you.