You have a right to a safe and healthful workplace. If you've suffered an injury on the job, make sure you know what kind of benefits you might receive under workers' compensation coverage. Your employer — who is required to carry workers' compensation insurance coverage — should give you a workers' compensation claim form to complete and return to him or her.
In some instances, legitimate workers' compensation claims may be denied by aggressive compensation carriers. An insurer can claim you haven't been injured, or that the injury you've suffered isn't serious enough to qualify for workers' compensation benefits. If this is the case, you may stand to lose critical benefits, such as medical care coverage, financial help and job retraining. If you feel your legitimate benefits have been denied we will refer you to workers compensation attorneys. We refer the workers compensation aspect of many cases to attorneys who limit their practice to workers compensation, social security and disability claims. We know these attorneys well, we refer a large volume of cases to them and therefore our clients benefit. Workers compensation prevents you from suing your employer. However, we will investigate your accident and pursue a claim against any parties (other than your employer) who may have been negligent.
Our firm represents clients located throughout New York State including Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, and many other states (New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Georgia, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, and California, and we will handle a case in any state provided we can do so in full compliance with court rules regarding multijurisdictional practice, association of local counsel and/or admission pro hac viche) who have suffered personal injuries as the result of workplace accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured, CONTACT US ONLINE OR CALL US AT (516) 742-8897= (516) PIATTYS in Long Island, (212) 267-9377= (212) ANSWERS In Manhattan to set up a FREE CONSULTATION to discuss your legal options. If you can't come to us, we will come to you in the hospital or we will visit you in our mobile office.