If you are looking for good Nassau County workers compensation attorneys, you might want to consider Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C. to represent you. Our established firm has successfully gotten fair and just workers comp for clients who have experienced a broad range of on the job injuries. No matter what has happened to you, we are interested in listening to what you have to say. For a free consultation with workers compensation attorneys in Nassau County call us now.
The Effects of an Injury at Work
Falling ill or being injured is never pleasant. Couple in the workers claims process, income loss, and excessive medical bills and you might say it’s ‘pandemonium’. Luckily for you there is help available in the form of committed Nassau County workers compensation attorneys. When you elect to have an attorney fighting for your case, you can feel peace of mind in knowing that you have a good chance at getting what you want. All you need to do is pick up the phone and call.
First Steps in Seeking Workers Compensation in New York
Before you can get workers comp, there is a set process you must follow. If you don’t understand this, you can ask Nassau County workers compensation attorneys to explain it to you. Without following these steps, you could slow down the process or lose out on the compensation you deserve.
First: Seek medical attention. This should be done regardless of how serious the injury might be. Make sure you tell the doctor about every ailment you are experiencing so that it can be documented and referred to when applicable.
Second: Once you are medically able to do so, you need to report your injury or illness. This should be done in writing and submitted to your employer or respective department. If you are incapacitated, call Nassau County workers compensation attorneys for further advice.
Third: Complete the necessary paperwork and submit it to the Workers Compensation Board.
The following injuries may qualify you for workers comp:
Available Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Nassau County workers compensation attorneys can review your case and assess its worth. The benefits you receive may depend on your injury and ability to return to work. By having experienced Nassau County workers compensation attorneys on your side, you can ensure you get what you deserve.
Benefits you might receive include:
How can I make sure my workers’ compensation claim is paid?
After you have been injured on the job, one of your concerns may be regarding your ability to recover workers’ compensation. Running into problems with your employer or the insurance company will certainly add insult to your injury.
How You Can Make Sure You Receive Your Workers’ Compensation
If you are not already aware, insurance companies don’t exactly like to pay any more on claims than they have to. During the investigation, they will certainly look for ways in which they can keep the amount they have to pay you to a minimum. To ensure you receive maximum benefits and do not have to worry about premature termination, consider these tips from the Nassau County workers’ compensation attorneys at Polsky, Shouldice, & Rosen, P.C.
Notify Your Employer About What Happened
By law, you must report your injury within 30 days or less. Although your failure to report what happened might not null your ability to pursue benefits, you could have problems, and may be initially denied. As a general rule of thumb, if you were injured whilst working and you believe that you might have to miss work, you should let your superiors know immediately.
Make a Note of Any Witnesses
If someone saw what happened, be sure to get their name and employee number (if applicable). In some cases, you will and the witness will be questioned about the nature of the incident.
See A Doctor
Following your injury, you should see your doctor. If you believe the injuries require immediate care, go to the local emergency room or nearest hospital. Most insurance companies will assume you were not that injured if you didn’t seek immediate medical help.
Be Able Explain What Happened
If your medical records do not say the injuries happened at work, or fail to describe the injury and accident, your claim could be denied. The issue here is that it is the responsibility of your doctor to prepare the medical record. When you are at the medical facility and speaking with the doctor, do your best to describe what happened. Most importantly, make sure you tell them the accident happened at work. Tips to make this step as efficiently as possible:
Make Sure Your Statements Are Consistent
If the statements made to your employer and the doctor do not match, your claim will likely be denied. With all of your statements, you should make sure you explain what happened in the same way, every time.
Be Mindful of What You Sign
The insurance company will likely ask you to given them access to your medical records by signing an authorization form. This request is not unreasonable and will help the insurance company to understand the full extent of your injuries. It is advisable that you only sign a limited authorization form, and nothing else without talking to a Nassau County workers’ compensation attorney – of which you should do anyway.
Depending upon your case, you may also be entitled to a settlement or other types of compensation. Nassau County workers compensation attorneys can further explain what may be available, in addition to your options, during a complimentary consultation; call (516) 595-0106.