The majority of employers in New York State are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This means that if you’re an employee covered by workers’ compensation, you are entitled to wage replacement and medical treatment for work-related injuries regardless of fault. However, employees are usually not entitled to sue their employers in New York State. A claim against a workers’ compensation policy is not a lawsuit. The workers’ compensation lawyers at Mitchell J. Schroeder P.C. are knowledgeable and experienced in worker’s compensation law, and we are here to effectively guide you through the workers’ compensation claims process. Contact us today.
You do not have to be involved in an accident to be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Occupational diseases are covered by workers’ compensation. For example, a carpenter who has spent 10 years lifting plywood may be entitled to workers’ compensation payments for a torn shoulder rotator cuff in spite of the fact his shoulder was not injured in an accident. In any case, if you believe you qualify, please don’t hesitate to contact our seasoned New York injury lawyers today.
First, you should understand that all for-profit employers and most non-profit employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance for injured employees in New York. That said, workers’ compensation benefits should cover the following, as long as you can prove you were injured on the job or developed a work-related injury or illness over time:
Just some of the most important things you should understand about workers’ compensation claims in New York are as follows:
Remember, workers’ compensation insurance companies are for-profit businesses. They do not want to be responsible for your claim. It is urgent that you consult an attorney experienced with workers’ compensation.
Don’t make the mistake of pursuing workers’ compensation benefits without the guidance of a competent workers’ compensation lawyer. Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. is here to guide you in the right direction. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation with our dedicated legal team.