Workers’ Compensation Frequently Asked Questions
Workers’ compensation laws in New York are designed to protect employees by covering medical expenses and lost wages for those workers who are injured on the job. If you have been harmed at work, it is important for you to know your rights under the workers’ compensation system and how to obtain the benefits that you need. In some cases, it may also be in your best interest to file a third-party personal injury claim.
At the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel, in New York, we will thoroughly review your situation to determine what benefits you may be entitled to under the law. We will answer all of your questions and offer knowledgeable advice about your best options. Learn more at a free initial consultation. Schedule an appointment with a lawyer by sending us an email or by calling us toll free at 888-391-8546 after an accident that harms you or a member of your family.
Common Questions About New York City Workers’ Comp
What should I do after being injured on the job?
After suffering an injury in a workplace accident, you need to seek proper medical attention as soon as possible. After getting that treatment, document the accident and talk with an attorney. Workers’ compensation laws can be complex, and the process may be difficult for those who are not familiar with how the system works.
Why should I talk to a lawyer about my claim?
Insurance companies that appear before the Workers’ Compensation Board almost always have legal representation. You also deserve to have experienced legal representation on your side. If you are required to appear before an administrative law judge, it is in your best interest to have an attorney with you.
What about attorney fees?
If you are already injured and out of work, you may wonder how you will afford a lawyer. In a workers’ compensation case, it is up to an administrative law judge to determine your attorney’s fees. These fees are generally based on the work required in your claim and are paid out of the benefits you receive. If your claim is denied, you owe no fees.
Learn More at an Initial Consultation in New York
To learn the answers to these and other questions that you may have about workers’ compensation in New York, contact us at the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel and schedule an appointment for an initial consultation. Call toll free at 888-391-8546.