If you have been injured while working, a Brooklyn workplace injury lawyer from Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C., would like to speak with you.
There are laws in place that can protect injured or ill employees. The majority of workers in the state will be eligible for benefits. Even though New York has designed the process to go smoothly, it can be anything but. Up to 50 percent of first-time applicants will be denied. When you are unable to work because of an injury, you cannot afford a denial of benefits. If you have any concerns about this possibility, please call a workers’ compensation attorney Brooklyn has to offer. At Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C., we build undeniable workers’ compensation cases. You can count on us to ensure you recover your maximum benefits with ease. Call Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C., now to speak with a workers’ compensation attorney Brooklyn residents can count on.
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You may have a number of questions or concerns about workers’ compensation cases. The following information should help you gain a basic understanding about what you can expect.
The Most Important Question: Does Your Employer Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance?
In New York, employers who have over 5 employees must carry workers’ compensation insurance. This coverage is available for full and part-time workers’ as well as domestic workers’. In some situations, other workers are eligible.
Workers’ compensation insurance coverage is typically posted in staff rooms, bulletin boards, or breakrooms. If you cannot find it, you should ask your employer. In the event, your employer is supposed to have this coverage, but they do not, they can face state fines as well as a lawsuit.
Do You Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?
Not all workers will be eligible for workers’ compensation. For example, railroad workers, federal workers, maritime workers, and agricultural workers have separate programs. Ineligible workers might also have access to special state programs. In general, an independent contractor will not be able to file a workers’ compensation claim. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please call a Brooklyn workplace injury lawyer.
What Are High-Risk Jobs in New York?
There are five industries that carry a higher risk than other industries, these include:
Can I File a Third-Party Claim?
Benefits are available for injured or ill workers so they cannot file a third-party claim. The exception to this may be when a third party was responsible for your injuries. For example, if a vendor or subcontractors’ actions led up to your accident, a Brooklyn workplace injury lawyer might recommend that you file a third-party claim.
Talk to Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C., About Your Case
If you have been injured while working, it is very likely that you will be able to file a workers’ compensation claim. Having a knowledgeable law firm on your side can be beneficial. Let us explain the process to you, and ensure your rights are protected at all times.
To learn more, please call Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C., today for a consultation with a Brooklyn workplace injury lawyer.