Workers’ Compensation Lawyers – Hauppauge, NY
If you have been injured while on the job, you deserve financial compensation designed to help mitigate the costs of medical care, lost wages and pain and suffering.You may not know where to start when it comes to fighting for your rights and starting the legal process, but the team at Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C. is highly experienced in helping work injury victims navigate their legal options. Our Hauppauge, New York workers’ compensation lawyers are here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
If I have been injured at work, what do I do?
The first thing you need to do is to report the accident as soon as possible. If you are planning on going down the legal road with this injury, it is imperative that you have a proper documentation of everything; when it happened, what happened, and your injuries. In addition, workers’ compensation laws are quite timely, so there will be a statute of limitations put in place between when you got injured and when you can file a claim. Please do not hesitate to contact our Hauppauge, NY workers’ compensation lawyers if you wish to seek guidance before reporting your injury. Some workers are understandably concerned about the possibility of retaliation. We can help.
Should I wait to speak to a lawyer before I see a doctor?
No. Your health and wellbeing should always come first, so please make sure to see a medical professional as soon as an accident occurs or as soon as you possibly can after that. Some patients believe that they have to wait until the legal process has started to seek medical treatment so they can prove they have been injured. This is absolutely not the case, as you can simply provide documentation from your doctor during the claims process. So please make sure you are seeking treatment for any and all injuries, then make contact with experienced Hauppauge, NY workers’ compensation lawyers.
Will workers compensation help cover me if I suffer from injuries other than the original injury?
It depends on the injury in question. For example, if you injured your wrist at work, then shortly after was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, your workers comp lawsuit can cover this. If you have any questions about what you will be compensated for, do not wait to schedule a consultation with Hauppauge, NY workers’ compensation lawyers.
Am I able to keep my same job?
If you can still physically perform the duties of your job, your employer must offer you the next position that becomes available. This is if you had to leave your job to seek treatment and/or recover. However, if your employer had to hire someone to cover your job position during your absence, then they do not have to fire that person to give you your job back.
There are a lot of rules and regulations about what is legal when it comes to getting your job back if you choose to. If you feel as if you are being unjustly prevented from being hired or rehired, a lawyer can help you.
What kind of compensation can I get?
This depends on the case, and it is almost impossible to give an estimate without a consultation. However, most people can expect to receive compensation to cover any medical and insurance bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages from not being able to work.
If you need help with filing a workers compensation case, do not hesitate to contact our Hauppauge, NY workers’ compensation lawyers today. We are here to help!