If you sustained an injury while working, you may want to consult New York workers’ compensation lawyers from Needle & Ellenberg. You may be entitled to receive benefits for your medical bills and lost wages. An experienced lawyer can make sure that you get fairly compensated.
Common Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim
If you intend to get compensation for your work injury, you must file a workers’ compensation claim as soon as possible. Here are some common mistakes to avoid in your claim.
Not reporting your injury to your employer. If you get hurt at work, the first thing you should do is notify your employer. In New York, you’re required to report your injury within 30 days of the accident. Then, your employer can give notice of your injury to their workers’ compensation insurer.
Not filing for workers’ compensation because you can’t point to a particular event that caused your injury. Not all work injuries result from just one event. Sometimes workers can develop an injury over time. For example, if you do a lot of heavy lifting at your job, you may sustain a back injury eventually.
Accepting you don’t have a claim because you have a pre-existing condition. Obtaining workers’ compensation benefits can be trickier if you have a pre-existing condition, but it certainly isn’t impossible. If you provide evidence that your injury was aggravated because of your work accident, you’re still eligible for benefits. New York workers’ compensation lawyers can help you gather the evidence you need.
Failing to recognize that you may have a third-party claim. If someone else besides your employer may be at-fault for your accident, you may have a third-party claim on your hands. This can result in higher compensation. For instance, if you work in a factory and suffered an injury from a defective machine, you may have a claim against the machine’s manufacturer. New York workers’ compensation lawyers may help you pursue a third-party claim.
Not following your doctor’s orders. After a doctor diagnoses your injury, he or she will recommend the appropriate treatment plan. Whether your doctor suggests physical therapy or medication, you should follow his or her orders. Otherwise, you could jeopardize your health and your workers’ compensation claim. If you don’t agree with your doctor’s advice, however, you can seek a second opinion.
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