New York Workers Compensation Lawyers Discuss Benefit Qualifications
If you or someone you know has been hurt at work or has suffered a work-related injury or illness, you may have heard about workers’ compensation. If this is your first experience with a work-related illness or injury, you may not know much about workers’ compensation, including whether you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, or, if you do, how to go about filing your workers’ compensation benefits claim.
If this sounds like you, consider reaching out to the workers compensation lawyers at Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C. Our workers compensation lawyers have over 25 years combined experience helping people just like you determine whether they may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits and helping them file their workers’ compensation claims. The competent, caring New York lawyers at Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C. are here to help you understand and navigate the claims process. They can offer a range of services including:
1. Helping you determine whether you may have a valid workers’ compensation claim: Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that most employers are required by state law to carry for their employees to provide payment if an employee is injured at work. Depending on the state, employers may be required to carry different amounts of workers’ compensation insurance and the specifics of what kind of work-related illness or injury they are required to cover may vary.
However, if you have been injured in a workplace accident and you did not intentionally injure yourself, and you weren’t under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may qualify for benefits. Likewise, if you have suffered an injury over time, such as back or knee problems related to your work, or if you have an illness related to your work, you may also qualify for benefits. The workers compensation lawyers at Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C. can help you determine whether you should seek benefits under your state’s workers’ compensation law.
2. Helping you file your New York workers’ compensation benefits claim: After you report your injury or illness to your employer, your employer should provide you the forms necessary to make your workers’ compensation claim. After completing the forms, your employer will submit them to their workers’ compensation insurance carrier who will evaluate your claim. The attorneys at Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C. can guide you through this process, making sure that your employer is following the law and helping you make your claim as strong as possible.
3. Helping you realize the benefits you deserve: The insurance carrier and your employer may dispute the circumstances or seriousness of your injury or illness. You will need to be prepared to negotiate the amount and type of benefits that you receive and, in some cases, your claim may even end up in a legal proceeding. Our New York workers compensation lawyers are experienced negotiators and litigators and are ready to help you get the benefits to which you are entitled.
Let the New York workers compensation lawyers from Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C. take the burden of filing and pursuing a workers’ compensation claim off your shoulders. Their kind, compassionate, and professional representation will give you the time and energy back that you need to focus on recovering from your work-related ailment. Call our office today to schedule a no-obligation initial assessment.