If you have been injured on the job and are looking for legal guidance, turn to New York Workers Compensation Lawyers. The law firm of Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C. has represented workers’ compensation clients for more than 20 years. We fight for each and every client’s rights and work hard to recover the compensation they deserve.
What is workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation is insurance for workers who become ill or are injured while on the job and is provided as medical benefits and/or cash. Employers pay for each employee’s workers’ compensation policy and are unable to charge them for it. The employer’s insurance company disburses cash and medical care payments on a weekly basis to the injured worker. In cases that are disputed, either by the employee, the employer, or the employer’s insurance company, the Workers’ Compensation Board will probably intervene. Before the Board makes a decision, it is advisable to consult with New York workers compensation lawyers.
If I was injured on the job because of an accident that I made, can I still get workers’ compensation?
Almost everyone is eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if they have been hurt on the job. Generally, fault is not a determination of eligibility. It also does not affect the amount of compensation you receive. There are two reasons why someone may not qualify for benefits:
- The employee was injured while working on the job, but the injury was caused by him or her being under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- The employee was injured while working on the job, but the injury was caused when he or she intentionally hurt themselves or somebody else
If you have been denied workers’ compensation benefits for any reason, contact experienced workers compensation lawyers in New York to see if you have a basis for legal action. The attorneys of Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C. have the tools to help you get the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve.
Is it possible that my workers’ compensation claim will be denied? What happens then?
If you became ill or injured because of work conditions or an accident that occurred while on the job, you may be eligible for benefits. However, your claim may be denied for these reasons:
- Your employer disputes your claim that the illness or injury occurred on the job
- Your employer’s insurance company disputes your claim that the illness or injury occurred on the job
If either party denies your claim, a workers’ compensation judge will likely have to determine who is right. You may be denied benefits until that decision is made. New York workers compensation lawyers can help represent you in the event that your claim is denied.
If my spouse was fatally injured on the job, does workers’ compensation cover his funeral expenses?
Workers’ compensation may allow for reimbursement of funeral expenses or memorial services. The following costs are eligible for reimbursement:
- Removal from hospital
- Embalming fees
- Preparation fees
- Death certificates, newspaper advertisements
- Priest, rabbi, minister, or another officiant’s services
- Chapel rental
- Cemetery fees (including plot), headstone, and grave site
- Casket and vault
There is a maximum payment allowable, which varies by county. Contact New York workers compensation lawyers to find out how this applies to you.
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If you have been injured while working, you may be losing wages as your medical bills are piling up. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to review your workers’ compensation case. If you are looking for New York workers compensation lawyers, contact Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C. for representation that makes a difference.