Workers’ Compensation After A Work Accident In New York

Following a work-related illness, auto accident or injury, it can be difficult to make ends meet. Workers’ compensation can protect you from financial disaster. Depending on your situation, you may be able to obtain medical coverage and lost wage replacement on a temporary or permanent basis.

However, workers’ compensation law can be exceedingly complex. At the Law Office of Morrin & Sands, we can guide you through the process. Our lawyers will bring 30 years of experience to your case.

What To Do If You Get Injured On The Job: Five Steps

If you’ve been injured on the job, it is important to take action right away to protect your rights. Follow these five simple steps to protect yourself.

  1. File an incident report. Whenever you suffer a work injury — even a seemingly minor one — it is critical to let your employer know, either verbally or in writing. Failing to report an injury can harm you down the road if it develops into something more severe. Make sure to keep a copy of anything you submit to your employer in writing.
  2. Find out the name of your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company. You should be able to get this information from your supervisor or your employer’s human resources department. Many workplaces also post this information.
  3. Seek out a medical provider who accepts workers’ compensation. If you are unsure where to turn, our office can help you find the right doctor or specialist.
  4. File form C-3 with the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board.
    This form initiates the claim process. Because it is provided by the state, you will likely not be able to get it from your employer.
  5. Seek advice from an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. You can schedule a free initial consultation with our attorneys by contacting us online or calling 516-307-8000.

You should also follow these same five steps if you’ve been diagnosed with a
work-related illness or repetitive stress injury.

What If I Lose My Job?

If you are worried that you may get fired or demoted for reporting an injury, rest assured that New York workers’ compensation law protects employees who report work-related injuries from any form of employment retaliation. Pursuing workers’ compensation is your right. You should never hesitate to exercise this right when you get injured on the job or suffer from a work-related illness.

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Whether you have not yet filed for workers’ compensation or your claim was already denied, we can step in and set your case on the right course. Call our office in Westbury, New York, at 516-307-8000. We offer flexible appointment hours, and you will owe nothing in attorney fees unless we win your case.

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