Workers’ Compensation Process

The Workers’ Compensation Process In New York

At the Law Office of Morrin & Sands PLLC, we know that it is difficult to try and understand and navigate the complex workers’ Compensation system while you are injured or ill. Because of this, we take the time to walk you step by step through the New York workers’ compensation process and give you the opportunity to have your questions answered directly by the lawyer in charge of your case. We are able to help you through all stages of the workers’ compensation process, from reporting an injury to representing you at your workers’ compensation hearing. Schedule a free initial consultation with a compassionate and effective Long Island attorney – contact us at 516-307-8000 or fill out our online form.

Steps In The Workers’ Compensation Process

In New York, there is a very specific process that you must follow in order to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Some of the initial steps include:

  1. You must first report your injury to your employer. You should keep a copy of your incident report, in case the employer’s copy becomes unavailable. Injuries need to be reported within 30 days.
  2. You must then ask your employer for the name of its workers’ compensation insurance company.
  3. At this point, you will choose your medical providers, such as a doctor, chiropractor or other medical professional, who will assess your injury. This step is vital, and you should have assistance choosing a provider so that you have a stronger workers’ comp case. Do not simply visit your usual family doctor!
  4. You will next have to file a workers’ compensation claim. Filing a claim is different than reporting the incident to your employer! If you do not file a claim in the correct way or within the proper time frame, it can affect your workers’ comp eligibility.

Be sure to have the assistance of an experienced lawyer to make sure you meet all of the workers’ compensation requirements and that your claim is filed correctly!

Contact Our Experienced Lawyers

When you are injured and can’t work, put us to work for you. Contact us by calling 516-307-8000 to schedule a free initial consultation! At the Law Office of Law Office of Morrin & Sands PLLC in Bellmore, our representation is offered on a contingency basis, meaning our fee is paid out of the payment we obtain for you. Se habla español.


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