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Did you suffer a workplace injury? Were you hurt while performing your job duties? Do not sit in silence. You are protected under New York’s workers’ compensation laws. All employers are required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance, which is designed to help workers recover from a work-related injury or illness by providing medical benefits and compensation for lost wages.
For more than 50 years, the experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Proner & Proner have been protecting the rights of injured workers in Elmhurst and across New York City. Our skilled team has a demonstrated track record of successfully recovering maximum compensation for our clients, with a total of $400 million recovered for injured clients to date.
Suffering From A Work Accident Or Poor Working Conditions And Have Questions? We Can Help, Tell Us What Happened.
New York’s workers’ compensation laws are designed to help workers recover from a work-related injury or illness. Workers compensation benefits include the following:
The talented workers’ compensation attorneys at Proner & Proner have a demonstrated track record of successfully recovering benefits for those workers who are injured on the job.
Some of the firm’s workers’ compensation verdicts and settlements include the following:
You work hard every day, showing up to do your job. And your employer is expected to provide a safe workplace for you to perform that job. But even if safety measures are followed, sometimes accidents do occur. When an accident takes place at a workplace, workers are protected under New York workers’ compensation laws. Workers are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits regardless of who caused the accident. Furthermore, employers may not fire you, discriminate against you, or retaliate against you in any way if you file a workers’ compensation claim. When you file a workers’ compensation claim, you give up the right to sue your employer or your co-workers for additional compensation.
At Proner & Proner, our dedicated workers’ compensation attorneys protect the rights of workers, securing the maximum compensation for their work-related injuries and illnesses. Contact our office to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys.
Elmhurst, New York is a vibrant neighborhood located in western Queens, a borough of New York City. Elmhurst is home to a lively community that is rich in both cultural and ethic diversity. Many of Elmhurst’s hard working residents are employed in the hospitality and construction industries. When an injury occurs in a restaurant, hotel, or at a construction site, Elmhurst workers are protected under New York’s worker’s compensation laws, providing often critical coverage to the injured worker while they are recovering.
Yes. If you are injured while on the job, you may consult with your own doctor regarding treatment. However, in most cases, you will still be required to submit to a medical examination by a physician who is selected by your employer or the workers’ compensation insurance provider.
The statute of limitations for filing a workers compensation claim in the state of New York is two years from the date the workplace injury occurred, or two years from the last payment of compensation, whichever is later.
Under workers’ compensation laws, employers may not retaliate against employees who file a workers’ compensation claim. When an employee files a workers’ compensation claim, that employee gives up the right to file a lawsuit against the employer or a co-workers for any additional compensation.
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