Workplace Accidents and Injuries in New York
Did you know that the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board receives approximately 140,000 applications each year from employees who were injured on the job? These staggering statistics are indicative of how often workplace accidents happen in New York. Below, we’ve answered some of the most common questions about recovering compensation after a workplace injury.
How Much Money Can I Receive for My Workplace Injury in New York?
Workers’ compensation insurance covers medical expenses related to your work injury and two-thirds of the wages lost during your recovery. This means that the amount of compensation you will receive will depend on the severity of your injuries, the value of the treatment and the amount of time you’ve been out of work. Furthermore, the amount of compensation you receive could increase significantly if your workplace injury resulted in a permanent disability.
What is the Timeframe of a Workers’ Compensation Case?
As with all legal processes, the duration of a workers’ compensation case depends on many factors including the seriousness of the injury and any complexities associated with it.
After a workplace injury, you have 30 days to tell your supervisor and begin the workers’ compensation process. After that, a court will review your case and assign you a compensation award. It’s important to note, however, that your workers’ compensation claim could be denied. If that’s the case, you have 30 days to appeal the decision.
Construction Accidents, Workers’ Compensation, and Personal Injury Claims
Not only is the construction industry dangerous, but injuries sustained on a construction site often become personal injury claims. This is because many construction-site accidents involve third parties. For example, a worker who falls from a scaffolding may be able to hold those responsible for assembling the scaffolding liable for any injuries sustained in the accident. At Proner & Proner, we’ve recovered millions in compensation for construction accident victims to offset their medical expenses, lost wages and the pain and suffering they’ve endured as a result of another party’s negligence.
Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney to Discuss Your Workplace Accident Case in New York
Did you or a loved one sustain a workplace injury on a construction site or elsewhere in New York? Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. The skilled attorneys at Proner & Proner represent workplace accident victims in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and New York City. Call (212) 500-1003 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 60 E. 42nd Street, Suite 1503, New York, New York 10165, as well as offices in Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Bethel, Connecticut.
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