New York Workers' Compensation Claims
Your Options Explained
Workers' Compensation is a state insurance program that pays benefits for injuries or illnesses sustained on the job. It’s unlike Social Security Disability, which pays benefits to those who can’t work regardless of how or where an injury was sustained. If you’re considering a Workers’ Compensation claim, it's important to get a lawyer's advice beforehand. The Workers' Compensation carrier may offer only a fraction of the amount you deserve. Moreover, if you settle your Workers' Compensation claim without the proper language in the agreement, it could harm your future eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits.
At Klein, Wagner & Morris, LLP, we offer a free consultation to explain Workers’ Compensation and to discuss your options. Get started by filling out the form to the right.
Who is Eligible for Workers' Compensation?
If you are an employee of a New York company, you’re covered by New York State Workers' Compensation for any work-related injury or illness.
How Do I File a Workers' Compensation Claim?
If you’re injured on the job, you need to provide notice to your employer within 90 days. It’s important to give this notice in writing. If you have any questions about the application process, we offer a free consultation to help you understand your options.
What Benefits Are Available?
Workers’ Compensation offers three main types of benefits. You may be eligible for one or more.
- Medical care for your injury
- Weekly benefits for as long as you are unable to work. Or can only work part time. When and how much you’re paid depends on a number of variables.
- Permanent benefits might also be paid if your injury threatens to keep you from working permanently.