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Elmhurst Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Advocate For Victims Of Work Accidents In Elmhurst, New York

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.

What Type Of Workers’ Compensation Benefits Can I Receive For My Elmhurst Workplace Injury?

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:

  • Medical benefits: workers’ compensation provides coverage for all reasonable and necessary medical treatment that is the result of a workplace injury, as long as the health care provider is an authorized provider 
  • Temporary disability benefits: if an injured worker must take more than seven days off of work to recover from a work-related injury, the worker may receive monetary benefits that are intended to replace part of the wages that are lost. Benefits will not be received for the first seven days unless the worker ends up off of work for more than fourteen days
  • Permanent partial disability benefits: New York workers’ compensation laws award benefits based on a predetermined schedule and based on the specific body part that has been affected
  • Permanent total disability benefits: when it is determined that an injured worker’s condition will not improve even with additional treatment, the worker will be evaluated by a physician who will determine if the injury has resulted in permanent limitations. For the most part, permanent total disability means that the employee is unable to work at all because of these limitations. However, but some injured workers with certain types of disabilities may be able to earn a limited amount of money without losing their disability benefits

Get Advice From An Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyer. All You Have To Do Is Call 212-500-1003 To Receive Your Free Case Evaluation.

Talented Workers’ Compensation Lawyers At Proner & Proner  Successfully Recover Benefits For Injured Workers In Elmhurst, New York

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:

  • $750,000 for our client who suffered a herniated disc and required surgery when he was injured while changing a pump strainer on a hot-air furnace, stepped on a board, and fell through the ceiling 
  • $600,000 for our client who sustained three ankle fractures and required surgery after he was injured while performing routine maintenance on an air conditioning unit, and the  wooden ladder he was using slid on a slippery floor and caused him to fall 
  • $500,000 for our client who fell off a two-story ladder while on the job, resulting in multiple fractures of both of her arms and requiring surgery 
  • $320,000 for our client who fell into an elevator shaft at his workplace, resulting in five broken ribs, liver laceration, a punctured right lung, ankle injury, and hip injuries 

Injured While On the Job? Get The Workers’ Compensation Benefits You Deserve For Your Elmhurst, New York Workplace Injuries

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.

About Elmhurst, New York

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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Workers’ Compensation Claims in Elmhurst, New York

FAQ: If I file a workers’ compensation claim in New York, am I allowed to see my own doctor?

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.

FAQ: How much time do I have to file a workers’ compensation claim in New York?

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.

FAQ: If I file a workers’ compensation claim, how do I know my employer will not retaliate against me?

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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