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Jackson Heights Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Knowledgeable Attorneys Help Injured Workers Navigate the Complex Workers’ Compensation System in Jackson Heights, NY

When you are injured or become ill because of your job, you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, the workers’ compensation system can seem complex to a worker who has never had to make a claim before. There are strict deadlines and filing requirements that can make it difficult for workers to get benefits that they would otherwise qualify for. As a result, a worker who is injured or becomes ill on the job may not know where to turn to for the compensation they deserve. 

At Proner & Proner, our workers’ compensation attorneys have helped workers in Jackson Heights fight to get benefits after suffering a work-related injury or illness. We can help you report your injury or illness to your employer and initiate a workers’ compensation claim with the state system or file a lawsuit if it becomes necessary. We have successfully recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in workers’ compensation benefits for our clients over the years, and we believe that our track record speaks for itself.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a work accident or have developed an occupational illness, contact Proner & Proner today to schedule a free case evaluation with our skilled Jackson Heights workers’ compensation attorneys to discuss the details of your case and to learn more about the benefits you may be entitled to. 

Benefits Available under the NY Workers’ Compensation System

When you suffer a work-related injury or illness, you may be entitled to certain benefits under New York’s workers’ compensation system. The types and amounts of benefits that you could receive will depend largely on the severity of your injuries and the level of your pre-injury income. Benefits that are available under the workers’ compensation system include:

  • Reasonable and necessary medical treatment for your work-related injury or illness, including co-pays, expenses, and other out-of-pocket costs
  • Partial wage replacement benefits for time you miss from work due to your injury or illness, based on your average weekly wages
  • Disability benefits, if you cannot return to your old job, based on your average weekly wages and the extent of your disability

Other benefits that are available include vocational training to help you get into a new job that is within your physical capabilities, or death benefits if a work-related injury or illness causes a worker’s death.

Dedicated Jackson Heights Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Help Clients Obtain Benefits They Are Entitled To

Too often are injured or ill workers finding themselves facing difficulties getting the workers’ compensation benefits they need and deserve from their employers. That is why the compassionate workers’ compensation lawyers at Proner & Proner fight for the rights of injured and ill workers. We will help you fight to get benefits even when your employer:

  • Claims that your injury or illness is not work-related
  • Argues that you are able to return to work
  • Challenges your treating physician’s diagnosis of the scope of your injuries
  • Argues that your injuries or illness has fully resolved
  • Challenges whether the treatment you are seeking is reasonable and/or necessary
  • Pays you a lower amount of wage replacement or disability benefits than you believe you are entitled to
  • Claims that your paperwork is untimely or incomplete

Our workers’ compensation attorneys can help you ensure that your claim is properly filed with all supporting documentation so that there is as little delay as possible for the benefits you need and deserve.

Schedule a No-Obligation Consultation with the Jackson Heights Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at Proner & Proner

When you’ve been injured or developed an illness or other medical condition on the job, the workers’ compensation system entitles you to receive compensation and benefits regardless of who may have been responsible for your injury or illness. Don’t miss out on critical benefits you are entitled to. Contact Proner & Proner today to speak to one of our Jackson Heights workers’ compensation lawyers about your legal rights and options.

About Jackson Heights, NY

Jackson Heights is a neighborhood in the northwestern corner of the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. From the colonial era to the early 1900s, Jackson Heights was known as Trains Meadow. During the New York City urban sprawl at the turn of the 20th century, the Queensboro Corporation bought over 300 acres of farmland and other undeveloped land and christened the area Jackson Heights, named for John C. Jackson, a Queens County businessman who was a descendant of one of the oldest families in Queens. The neighborhood was a planned development for middle- to upper-middle-income workers moving out of Manhattan. Jackson Heights’ growth continued until the 1950s. By the 1960s, Jackson Heights began changing into an ethnically diverse neighborhood, including professionals from Latin American and the Indian Subcontinent. In the 1980s, residents campaigned to have Jackson Heights recognized as a historic district. In recent years, Jackson Heights has again become a destination for middle-class families attracted by the neighborhood’s architecture and cultural diversity. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Jackson Heights Workers Compensation

FAQ: Can I sue my employer if I’m injured on the job?

Generally speaking, an injured employee’s sole recourse against his or her employer for compensation for a work-related injury or illness is to file a workers’ compensation claim. Because workers’ compensation benefits are defined benefits that are paid no matter who was at fault for the worker’s injury (with limited exception), in exchange for these guaranteed benefits the worker gives up his or her right to file a personal injury claim against his or her employer. However, under certain circumstances an employee with a work-related injury or illness may be able to file a lawsuit against his or her employer, typically if the injury or illness was caused by the intentional actions or omissions or the gross negligence of the employer (for example, the employer refuses or knowingly fails to provide required safety equipment).

FAQ: How long do I have to file a claim for workers’ compensation?

Under New York law, a worker who experiences an accident on the job has up to 30 days to report the accident to his or her employer; if the injury involves hearing loss, the worker has up to three months to report the injury. If the employee must file a workers’ compensation claim with the State Workers’ Compensation Board, he or she has up to two years from the date of a work-related injury injury or onset of symptoms or diagnosis of an occupational illness.

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