Hauppauge Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
The aftermath of a work-related injury and/or the diagnosis of a work-related illness can be very disorienting. Even if you are ordinarily a highly-organized, “take charge” kind of person, you may feel foggy, unsure, frustrated and even temporarily paralyzed when it comes to taking your next steps forward. This is an extremely normal response to suffering from a work-related medical condition. So, whether you are eager to file a workers’ compensation claim or you feel completely overwhelmed by the prospect, know that you are not alone and that there is a way forward. The Hauppauge workers’ compensation lawyers at Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C. are here to provide you with necessary guidance and support as you seek compensation for your work-related injury and/or illness.
How Do I File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
The process of filing a workers’ compensation claim varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Our Hauppauge workers’ compensation lawyers understand exactly how this process progresses in New York. In general, you are going to need to obtain documentation related to how your injury or illness developed. You are also going to need to obtain documentation confirming that you do indeed have a work-related injury or illness as a result of your working conditions and/or an accident. Don’t worry. Our legal team can help you obtain necessary documentation and direct you to medical professionals in order to document your diagnosis if you have not already taken these steps.
You are also going to need to notify your employer of your intention to file a claim. The idea of reporting your injury or illness may be intimidating, so do not hesitate to ask our Hauppauge workers’ compensation lawyers any questions you may have about this part of the process. Some workers are understandably concerned about retaliation, immigration actions, etc. when it comes to reporting an injury or illness. Our legal team knows the law inside and out. We will be able to advise you of your rights and help you to ensure that those rights remain protected as you seek any compensation you are eligible for and entitled to.
Legal Assistance Is Available
If you have questions about workers’ compensation generally and/or about filing a workers’ compensation benefits claim specifically, please do not hesitate to connect with our Hauppauge workers’ compensation lawyers today. We understand just how to navigate the system in order to obtain compensation as effectively and efficiently as possible. We also understand how to avoid red tape and how to confront insurance providers who are disinclined to provide the maximum amount of benefits that our clients are entitled to. Finally, we understand workers’ safety rights and are happy to help injured and ill workers ensure that their workplaces are safer upon their return to the job at hand. If you have been injured or made ill at work, please schedule a consultation with our Hauppauge workers’ compensation lawyers today. We look forward to speaking with you.