When injured employees need a skilled workers’ compensation attorney Long Island offers they call Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C. at (516) 595-0106. Our attorneys are available to protect your rights if you have suffered a serious injury while on the job.
Did your employer or their insurance carrier deny your workers’ comp claim? Is your injury requiring more medical care and benefits than what they’re willing to pay? A workers’ compensation attorney in Long Island from Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C. can help you get maximum compensation for the care of your injury.
How We Can Help
Third-Party Claims and Lawsuits
Our attorneys have significant experience in dealing with even the most complex workers’ comp cases. These often involve third parties who are not required to pay workers’ compensation benefits to someone who is injured while on the job. For example, if you are walking across your company’s parking lot on the way to your vehicle, and a delivery truck hits you because the driver was negligent, a workers’ comp claim may not pay your injury damages in full, or at all. The workers’ comp insurance company may insist that the delivery company pay for all or some of the damages. If the delivery company refuses, you may have to take them to court. After a review of your case, a Long Island, New York workers’ compensation attorney from Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C. can determine if any third parties should be named as defendants in litigation or injury claims and represent you as the plaintiff.
How Long Do I Have To File a Workers’ Comp Claim?
Sustaining a work-related injury can be both physically and mentally taxing. The injury brings with it a level of fear of having to tell your employee, possible loss of work hours and a chance of being permanently disabled. After the initial event, it can be difficult to know what steps are appropriate to take next and sometimes the workers’ compensation claim may be the last thing on your mind. It can be easy to put this step off indefinitely, but there is a timely filing limit. This is to ensure that the injury happened at the time the victim says it did and so that the injury can be linked to the correct employer. Because there is typically a one to three year timely filing procedure, it is important that you report the incident as soon as possible and seek legal counsel.
Report the Injury
Because workplace injuries can often be serious and devastating, the injured party may not be able to report the incident immediately. That is why there are stipulations to give the injured party time to recover and still report the injury. However, the timely filing window typically closes within one to three years, so it is important not to put off the reporting for too long. The best rule of thumb is to report the incident as soon as you are physically and mentally capable of doing so in order to avoid delays in the processing of your claim.
Seek Legal Counsel
Navigating the ins and outs of a workers’ compensation case is something best left in the hands of a qualified legal team. There are numerous legal considerations that a law team is adept to handle efficiently and with the most skill. Therefore, one of the most important things to do for yourself after a workplace injury is to find a legal team to support your case. They will be able to answer your questions and help you determine what is fair compensation for your injury.
The steps taken after a workplace injury can make or break your workers’ compensation claim and affect your life in many ways. Reporting the incident as soon as your are able is one of the most important parts of having a successful case.
Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C.
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